Toastmasters for Business and Employees

Employers are looking to develop and improve the soft skills of their employees. Nearly 300 of the 2020 Fortune 500 companies offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help build their employees' communication, leadership, and public speaking skills. Toastmasters is particularly popular among technology companies, with industry giants including Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle offering corporate clubs to their employees.

Bank of America, Caterpillar, FedEx, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman are among other industry leaders using the Toastmasters programme to develop and enhance these valuable soft skills as well as the confidence of their employees.

Soft skills include oral communication, leadership, and time management and make up nearly half the list of skills with the largest skills gaps. Many employers are finding that the training taught in Toastmasters helps to fill these gaps.

According to LinkedIn's 2019 Global Talent Trends Report, with the rise of AI/automation changing the job market, 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers agree that candidates with strong soft skills are increasingly important. Soft skills could make or break the interview process and almost 90% of hiring managers feel that "bad hires" typically have poor soft skills. Additionally, job seekers and employees looking for a promotion who already have the soft skills employers desire will have a significant competitive advantage over other candidates.

Toastmasters' communication and leadership program teaches employees how to:

  • Sharpen their presentation skills
  • Enhance their listening skills
  • Conduct effective meetings
  • Boost team collaboration
  • Guide successful teams
  • Practice time management

"In today's rapidly evolving job market, employers recognise the value of developing and improving the skills of their workforce," says Toastmasters Chief Executive Officer Daniel Rex. "Organising a Toastmasters club for employees gives employers a cost-effective way to enhance many vital soft skills." 

To find out more how a club or speechcraft course can your company and employees, email info@toastmasters.org.nz

 

 

Employers are looking to develop and improve the soft skills of their employees. Nearly 300 of the 2020 Fortune 500 companies offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help build their employees' communication, leadership, and public speaking skills. Toastmasters is particularly popular among technology companies, with industry giants including Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle offering corporate clubs to their employees.

Bank of America, Caterpillar, FedEx, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman are among other industry leaders using the Toastmasters programme to develop and enhance these valuable soft skills as well as the confidence of their employees.

Soft skills include oral communication, leadership, and time management and make up nearly half the list of skills with the largest skills gaps. Many employers are finding that the training taught in Toastmasters helps to fill these gaps.

According to LinkedIn's 2019 Global Talent Trends Report, with the rise of AI/automation changing the job market, 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers agree that candidates with strong soft skills are increasingly important. Soft skills could make or break the interview process and almost 90% of hiring managers feel that "bad hires" typically have poor soft skills. Additionally, job seekers and employees looking for a promotion who already have the soft skills employers desire will have a significant competitive advantage over other candidates.

Toastmasters' communication and leadership program teaches employees how to:

  • Sharpen their presentation skills
  • Enhance their listening skills
  • Conduct effective meetings
  • Boost team collaboration
  • Guide successful teams
  • Practice time management

"In today's rapidly evolving job market, employers recognise the value of developing and improving the skills of their workforce," says Toastmasters Chief Executive Officer Daniel Rex. "Organising a Toastmasters club for employees gives employers a cost-effective way to enhance many vital soft skills." 

To find out more how a club or speechcraft course can your company and employees, email info@toastmasters.org.nz