NASA Club 34, District 27
Meetings: First and Third Thursday
Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Public speaking is a big fear for many people. It can be challenging. However, the NASA HQ Toastmasters provide an environment of support and constructive feedback to develop and improve speaking and leadership skills.
How Toastmasters Works
At Toastmasters, you learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills. Each meeting gives you an opportunity to practice giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.
The Tools You Use
Upon joining, you will receive a variety of manuals and resources on speaking. You will have access to other books as well as audio and video cassettes on speaking and leading. You will also receive the award-winning monthly magazine, "Toastmaster," which offers the latest insights on speaking and leadership techniques.
Toastmasters and Leadership
Leadership cannot be learned in a day. It takes practice. In Toastmasters, you will build leadership skills by organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Club leadership roles and a leadership development program also offer opportunities to learn and practice. Just as Toastmasters members learn to speak, simply by speaking, they learn leadership by leading.
NASA's success also depends on communication. Employees face an endless exchange of ideas, messages, and information as they deal with one another and with customers day after day. Toastmasters provides the tools that enable employees to become effective communicators and leaders all at a very low cost.
NASA HQ Toastmaster meetings are held every first and third Thursday of the month from 12 noon-1 pm. Meetings are usually announced in Heads Up.
Membership and Registration
NASA HQ Toastmasters is open to all NASA civil service employees. Meetings are considered training and dues are paid by the HQ Training Office.
Complete the online Application Form and send it to TM Elizabeth Williams. You do not have to complete the “Membership Fee Section.” Please ensure you sign the form.
You will need the following information:
Once your registration is processed by the NASA Training Office, TM International will send a hard copy TM magazine to the address you indicated on your membership application. You will need the number from the magazine (located on the address label) to obtain your username and password for full access to the Toastmasters International Web site at www.toastmasters.org .
- Club Number: 00000034
- District Number: 027
- Club Name: NASA Toastmasters Club
The Toastmasters International Web site contains information about TM and other clubs in our area, as well as the roles and responsibilities of each HQ TM club member.
If you have questions regarding your TM membership, contact TM Elizabeth Williams, 358-0849.
Club Officers (Club year 2011 through 2012
||TM Ann Allen
| VP Education
||TM Omega Jones
| VP Public Relations
| VP Membership
||TM Elizabeth Williams
||TM Darline Brown
||TM Donald Moses
Visit the NASA HQ Toastmasters Web site for more information.
Visit the Toastmasters International Web site to learn more about what Toastmasters can do for you.