If you want to improve your Public Speaking Skills, please join CPAC Toastmasters Club!

CPAC Toastmasters Club: Practise and Improve your English

In October 1924, a group of men assembled by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, U.S.A., forming a club “to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” The group took the name “Toastmasters.” Since then, more than 4 million people around the world have become more confident speakers and leaders because of their participation in Toastmasters.

The CPAC Toastmasters Club is affiliated with the organization of Toastmasters International. New Toastmasters members will receive course outlines – “Competent Communication” & “Competent Leadership” from Toastmasters International. The club is here to help you become a competent speaker and a confident leader. In our club, each new member is assigned to an experienced club member, a mentor to help you become familiar with the meeting routines and guide you through your first few speaking exercises. Club meetings are held regularly once a week for about two hours.

Toastmasters programs are cost-effective, interactive and supportive. In the meetings, you will have the opportunities to practice a variety of communication and leadership skills. Club members can learn and apply these skills by filling a meeting role, giving a prepared speech, evaluating speeches from your fellow toastmasters and learning to run a meeting. There is no instructor; instead, members learn from each others. It is a safe environment as the critiques are always positive and focus on what was done right and what could be improved.

Please come to join our meeting. Please find the time, location, membership fee and contacts as follows.

Date & Time: Every Monday, 7:15pm – 9:30pm (Summer time biweekly in July and August)
Location: CPAC Conference Hall, 4150 Finch Ave. E., (Finch/Midland), Free Parking
Membership Fees: $120 per year
Contact: CPAC at 416-298-7885 x103 or Email: lilyho@chineseprofessionals.ca