The Krannert Graduate Toastmasters Club is a chapter of Toastmasters International, which focuses specifically on developing public speaking and leadership skills for future leaders from Purdue University. The Toastmasters Club meets at Rawls Hall every other Tuesday (the schedule may change accordingly due to Krannert academic schedule), the club will send out updates via email/facebook for specific location and dates.
The members present prepared speeches and impromptu speeches. The speakers get evaluated as per the Toastmasters guidelines and it gives the members a great opportunity to organize meetings professionally and enhance their public speaking skills in the process. Almost all corporate organizations have Toastmasters Club and area level meetings, which involve other corporate Toastmasters Clubs and provide great networking opportunities for the members.
Please see the meeting schedule below to determine your fit and how Toastmasters can help you achieve holistic professional development. Typically every meeting has a business school theme in it and the whole meeting revolves around the theme. An example of a theme being ‘Business Networking’ which received significant participation. However, the theme is not limited the ones in business field, to provide more opportunities for non-business school students.
Few of the benefits of becoming a member are: 1. Every new member will be assigned a mentor who will guide the new member through the competent communicator and competent leadership certifications, 2. Several corporate and non-profit organizations have shown interest in Toastmasters members who show drive and enthusiasm in improving business communication skills, 3. Krannert professors, career services and KGSA endorsement helps us drive the membership fees to minimal helping students to gain access to important material and resources.
For any questions and concerns, please visit our Facebook page contact us directly: https://www.facebook.com/groups/373852992636530/
Also, feel free to attend one meeting as a guest to assess if the club is the right fit for your development.
Meeting Schedule for Fall Semester 2014:
Fall semester call-out: September 2, 6pm @ RAWLS 3082
September 9, 6pm @ RAWLS 3082
September 23, 6pm @ RAWLS 2080
October 14 (No meeting held due to EXAMS)
October 28, 6pm @ RAWLS 2070
November 11, 6pm @ RAWLS 2070
November 25, 6pm @ RAWLS 2070
October 9 (Final meeting of the Fall semester)
For further questions, please contact the Public Relations committee:
Isra Gadri, firstname.lastname@example.org
Akhil Rankaa, email@example.com