A Toastmasters club in downtown Washington, DC
Soon after joining Capital Toastmasters I, the Vice President/Education will schedule you for your first speech. This is called the "Icebreaker" and is simply a short (4 to 6 minutes) introduction of yourself to the club. The members would like to know who you are, what you do, and why you have joined Toastmasters, but the content is entirely up to you. Remember, you are among friends, and everyone is rooting for you!
If you have not yet received your manual by the time you are scheduled to give your speech, you can print out the Official Guide to the Icebreaker (in Portable Document Format*). (Copyright material used by permission of Toastmasters International).
*To open this type of document, you must have "Adobe Reader" installed on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download it free of charge from the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com.