Members interested in building their public speaking and communication skills begin with Competent Communication.
After receiving the Competent Communicator award, you can begin to develop more advanced speaking and communication skills through the Advanced Communication Series manuals. There are 15 in all, each containing five speech projects. Many of the manuals are career-oriented. You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn.
Members interested in building their leadership skills begin with Competent Leadership.
This is the core of the Leadership track. The Competent Leadership manual features 10 projects that you complete while serving in various club meeting roles. An evaluator will give you feedback on each project, helping you to improve. When you complete the manual, you are eligible for the Competent Leader award.
After earning the Competent Leadership award, you can further refine and develop more complex leadership skills by completing projects in manuals that are part of the Advanced Leader Program.
The Distinguished Toastmaster award is the highest our organization bestows. The DTM recognizes a superior level of achievement in both communication and leadership.
To be eligible for the award, you must have earned the following:
• Advanced Communicator Gold or Advanced Toastmaster Gold award
• Advanced Leader Silver or Advanced Leader award
To apply for the Distinguished Toastmaster award, complete the appropriate section of the Advanced Leader/Distinguished Toastmaster Award Application and ask your vice president education to submit it online to World Headquarters. You'll receive a plaque and, if you wish, World Headquarters will notify your employer of your achievement.