In October 1924, a group of men assembled in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, 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.”
They represent more than 10,000 clubs in 90 countries around the world. More than three million men and woman of all ages and occupations benefit from Toastmasters training. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps to learn the art of speaking, listening and thinking vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership and foster human understanding.
A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for about an hour. Each meeting helps in constructive evaluation since every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out improvement.
SIESCOMS Toastmasters is an initiative to nurture future leaders and take their communication skills to a higher plane. SIESCOMS is the first business school in India to start this concept.