From the day we were born, till we die, we communicate. A cry of a baby is “communication” asking the mother for milk. Invariably baby gets what is needed. Therefore it is successful communication. The successful communicators not only have achieved what they want, but have changed the world.
It is said that the great South African leader Nelson Mandela has become such a great leader due to “the blend of his princely upbringing, oratorical skill, and the inherent justness of what he stands for”. Out of several underlying factors of becoming a successful communicator, one trait that can be developed is our “oratorical skill”. Since ancient times, oratory was an important skill for any educated person who wanted to advance himself. From lord Krishna who narrated Geeta to motivate Arjun, to Swami Vivekanand who gave his historical speech in Chicago, to Honorable Prime Minister of India speaking at Madison Square; oratory is the common skill and tool used for leading.
There is an old saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Ideas written down have changed the destiny of men and nations for better or worse. The flow of ideas cannot be stopped. We need to read research to build on the good ideas and expose the bad ideas before they bring destruction. Only by reading can we be armed in this never-ending, life-and-death struggle Reading is important because words – spoken and written – are the building blocks of life. What you become in the future will depend on the words you believe about yourself now. People, families, relationships, and even nations are built from words. If you go deep into the lives of great leaders today, you will see that they have been and they are voracious readers. Because reading gives you knowledge, knowledge provides ideas, ideas when woven into words makes you a better speaker and then “If you can speak , you can influence . If you can influence, you can change lives”. And those who change lives are the great leaders. A proven system for development of oratorical, communication and leadership skills is the Toastmasters Club.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organization has more than 352,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,400 clubs in 141 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. Toastmasters’ core values are integrity, respect, service & excellence
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership
Raisoni club is a pioneer of bringing toastmasters to Nagpur and has a strong foundation of 11 years.We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Students develop and practice communication and leadership skills in the safe, supportive environment of the club, working through various activities and events that enable them to build real–world skills. They learn at their own pace in a proven curriculum that has been in the Toastmasters since 1924
Benefits of being at Raisoni Toastmasters