What is THE most cost effective Communication and Leadership Training?
As a long time Toastmaster, I've experienced first-hand the powerful personal growth from that training. I've also witnessed and coached powerful personal transformations, growth and success in literally hundereds of Toastmasters.
But, How does the cost effectiveness of Toastmasters training compare to Dale Carnegie training?
I visited Dale Carnegie's website to compare the cost of their courses comparable to the Toastmasters communications curricula, which is only half of the Toastmasters program. I was shocked at what I discovered...
|One time fee||$20||n/a||For training materials|
|Dues per year2||$90-$120||52||n/a||Includes a subscription to the monthly Toastmaster magazine.|
|Getting Rid of
Fear & Horror of Public Speaking
|Included||$1495||16||Carnegie course only offered in California, Illinois, and New York. Cost does NOT include airfare, hotel, and meals.|
|High Impact Presentations||Included||$1595||18|
|Public Speaking Mastery||Included||$1495||16||Carnegie course only offered in California, Georgia, Illinois, and New York. Cost does NOT include airfare, hotel, and meals|
|Included||$1495||16||Carnegie course only offerred in California and New York. Cost does NOT include airfare, hotel, and meals.|
|Total||$110-$120||52||$7675||108||For the cost of Dale Carnegie training you could purchase 70 years of Toastmasters Membership and receive more than 3600 hours of training!|
|Cost Per Hour||$2||$71|
1Note: only the Toastmasters communication training was compared. Toastmasters membership also includes leadership training.
2Toastmasters Club dues vary by individual club and typically run about $100 per year. Part of that is a fixed portion of dues to Toastmasters International, part of that is "local" dues retained by the club.
The Dale Carnegie training is only offered in a few locations. Their prices do not include airfare, hotel rooms, and meals. Adding in those additional costs brings the cost of Dale Carnegia training into the $8,000-$10,000+ range.
Toastmasters has more than 12,000 clubs and more than 250,000 members in more than 100 countries. That entire massive organization has just one selfish goal:
- To improve the communciation and leadership skills of the members.
If you can not find a club near you, in only takes 20 people to start a new Toastmasters club.
Do you want to become a better communicator? a more effective leader?
If so, would you prefer to pay $8,000-$10,000 for Dale Carnegie training? or would you rather invest about $100 per year in a Toastmasters membership?
More information about Toastmasters is available at
- Toastmasters International's website at www.Toastmasters.org
To find a club near you, check out their "find a location near you" link.
- My Toastmasters Blog on at www.ProfoundParadigms.com