Speechcraft is an intensive public speaking course in the fundamentals of public speaking, communication, and leading meetings offered to non-Toastmasters or to new members of Toastmasters. It teaches basic skills: speaking, listening, evaluating, along with fundamentals on how to run a meeting.
A Speechcraft course prepares participants for increased and broadened responsibilities in their workplace and community. Businesses and organizations seek and promote individuals with good communication and organization skills.
It is also a great way to promote the value of the Toastmasters program, enabling prospective new members to experience, first-hand, what Toastmasters is all about. Toastmasters clubs may conduct Speechcraft Courses during regular Toastmasters club meetings, to enable new and prospective members to experience the program and quickly develop foundational skills, as a special course outside of Toastmasters meetings to introduce non-Toastmasters to the program.