Competent Communication Manual
New members receive a membership kit containing the Competent Communication, sometimes called the "basic manual," and Competent Leadership manuals. The other manuals previously included - Your Speaking Voice, Effective Speech Evaluation, and Gestures: Your Body Speaks - are now available as free downloads from the Toastmasters International website.
The Competent Communication manual is designed to give new members a strong start in developing a core set of skills for public speaking. Each of the ten projects in this basic manual focuses on a certain aspect of speech making - from organization to delivery. Completion of the Competent Communication manual fulfills the requirement for the Competent Communicator (CC) award.
Advanced Communication Manuals
Each of the Advanced Communication manuals challenges members to further improve their skills in a specific area of public speaking. Some manuals focus on "real life" situations such as public relations and technical briefings, while others help develop more widely applicable skills such as humor and storytelling. Completion of two Advanced Communication manuals fulfills one of the requirements for each of the Advanced Communicator (ACB, ACS and ACG) awards.
Better Speaker Series
The Better Speaker Series is a set of educational speeches on speaking-related topics. This program is usually presented during a club meeting. Included in the program are a script outlining the workshop and a PowerPoint presentation on CD. Presentation of a Better Speaker Series module can help fulfill one of the requirements for Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) award.
Success Communication Series
The Success Communication Series is comprised of several modular programs designed to offer a higher, more comprehensive level of training for developing and improving communication skills. Each module is conducted as a workshop of one or more sessions. Every module includes a script and instructions for presenting the program. Presentation of a Success Communication Series program can fulfill one of the requirements for Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) award.
Successful Club Series
The Successful Club Series is a set of educational speeches focused on improving the quality of club meetings, with tips on attracting and maintaining members. Presentation of a Successful Club Series module can help fulfill one of the requirements for Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) or Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) award.