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Toastmasters International Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
10 Reviews

3.5
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  1.  

    Tools to Grow!!!!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    An organization where you build your speaking and leadership skill!!!!!

    Cons

    I have nothing at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Toastmasters is an organization for employees and friends, to develop effective speaking skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    By far the worst company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not many come to mind to be perfectly honest

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking and cannot really be considered leadership but rather puppets on a string for the person who's persona is so controlling and the need to make it and everything around him be about his glamour. Leadership does not take any accountability and the company keeps bad employees around and lets the good ones go. Why is that, because there is a sense of insecurity in the CEO.

    Your hard work is unrecognized and the pay scale is well below the national average.

     My time with Toastmasters was absolutely the worst experience of my almost perfect career, so if you value your career...steer clear!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of outsourcing and hiring "Yes Sir" type of leaders look right in front of you and bring leadership from within. Disagreements and different philosophies are some of the key components in building a strong company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Organization, but employees are extremely unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative  in  Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    Pros

    Fantastic pay, great members who are kind and just want your help.

    Cons

    Supervisors are always busy in meetings, so no one is ever available to assist you. You are expected to be extremely fake and cheerful. You have no face to face contact with members, but must look like you are dreaming of rainbows and glitter even when working on a difficult task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be there for your team, not just criticize everything. If you're never around, how do you know what the issues are?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    What a great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Since 2006  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Member Since 2006 in New York, NY

    Pros

    A great way to practice your presentation skills. I highly recommend Toastmasters if you have a fear of speaking, or if you want to develop your speaking and presentation skills.

    Cons

    Depending on your club, you might not have access to technologies that would be helpful if you are speaking in a corporate environment, like Power Point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Following leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning not only speech and presentation skills, but also leadership skills

    Cons

    Require some extra time of your busy schedule, but it is time well spent.

  7.  

    I was active in Toastmasters for two years

    Former Employee - Area Governor  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Area Governor in West Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    It is an opportunity to develop public speaking and leadership skills

    Cons

    Some clubs and leaders place too much emphasis on meeting "club goals" and competing, diminishing the opportunities for personal improvement that most people seek when they join Toastmasters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Unprofessional Organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    Pros

    It is easy they are all self congratulators hence imrovement is slow or even backwards

    Cons

    Amateurish throughout - only as good as other members who are often simply useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review whole organisation from top to bottom - outdated too much 'preaching' not enough personal improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Toastmasters offers a great platform for people to practice their Public Speaking skills. It is a peer to peer learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunities to speak, and try out new speaking techniques. Feedback is given by other members. Members generally help each other through encouraging them through praise.

    Cons

    Feedback received is an amateur opinion, and is limited to the level of the evaluator. People also get complacent after they have overcome the fear of Public Speaking. Members then tend to stagnate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being an American Organization, there is too much of treading carefully in giving feedback. Many members do not get the critical feedback they require, because of this fact.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Educational program about communication and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - President  in  Faro (Portugal)
    Current Employee - President in Faro (Portugal)

    Pros

    People, Values, Mission! Probably the best way to improve your public speaking skills in such different environments!

    Cons

    Since it has its own strict international by-laws, the program has to be adapted to the country that is being applying, well is not a con, only a bit of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep improving people's lives!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Listen to your voice, and you'll know that Toastmasters tune yourself to your own happiness.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bridging the gap between you and others; Leadership; Hone your presentation/speech skills; etc

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't know how much time pass while you're into the Toastmasters spirit:)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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