Competent Communicator


CC Manual
Competent Communication Manual

The education program is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey and is a critical aspect of every club meeting around the world. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:

  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible

Toastmasters International’s Competent Communication contains 10 speech projects each focusing on a specific area, such as organizing your speech and using body language. An evaluator offers feedback on each of your speeches, helping you to improve. Earn a Competent Communicator award by completing all the speech projects in Competent Communication.

Advanced Communicator


After receiving Competent Communicator (CC) recognition, you will want to begin the Advanced Communication Series. There are 15 manuals, each containing five speech projects. You may choose the manuals to complete that best match the skills you want to develop. While working in the advanced manuals you will refine and enhance your speaking skills and become eligible for several awards. Eligibility requirements are listed below.

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)
  • Achieved Competent Communicator Award
  • Completed two Advanced Communication Series manuals
Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)
Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Silver Award
  • Completed two additional advanced communication manuals

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