We learn by doing. You have to take part. Mallorca Wordsmiths is a safe place to grow and learn communication and leadership skills.
Ralph Smedley who founded Toastmasters in 1924 realised that poor communication skills were holding people back in every walk of their life. Nothing has changed – it is exactly the same today. All the technology, all the qualifications cannot, and do not, replace good effective communication. For many years Toastmasters has been perceived solely as a public speaking organization but this is a very limiting image. This programme is a journey of self discovery. It is about personal development. We learn about ourselves, we learn to listen to understand not just to respond. We learn how to speak in front of an audience. We learn how to evaluate others in a positive way in order for them to grow, whilst at the same time giving effective feedback on how they can improve. We develop our confidence, our self esteem, which enables us to develop our Leadership skills. A good leader will always be a good communicator. We are a very varied group of people, with members from many different countries. There is a fantastic energy in our club, with members all wanting the same thing – to be the best they can be. We learn how to handle competition, by participating in the club contests and attending the area, division, and district conferences. You can go all the way to the top – to the Toastmasters International speaker of the year at the annual convention usually held in the United States. Toastmasters have a very good social life, travelling to the contests, the conferences, attending the workshops, listening to the best speakers, visiting the difference countries, meeting so many interesting people. It truly is a fantastic organisation.