Fortune 500 companies are looking for Toastmasters to develop people skills in their employees
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Although the landscape of the workplace has changed dramatically in recent years, one thing remains constant: the value employers place on their employees having and continuing to develop effective soft skills. More than half of 2021 Fortune 500 companies offer internal Toastmasters clubs to help develop and improve their employees’ communication, leadership and public speaking skills.
Apple, Amazon, Ford Motors, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance and UPS are some of the industry leaders who use the Toastmasters International program to develop and improve these valuable soft skills as well than the trust of their employees.
Nineteen of the top 20 Fortune 500 companies — and 85 of the top 100 — have at least one active Toastmasters club, and 34 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies have at least three active Toastmasters clubs, including industry titans Apple, Comcast and General Motors.
The demand for soft skills in the workplace has only accelerated since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. A October 2021 report by the non-profit organization America Succeeds analyzed more than 80 million job postings and found that employers are looking for hard or soft skills almost four times more frequently than the top five technical or hard skills. The report also revealed that 91% of management jobs, 86% of commercial operations jobs and 81% of engineering jobs require soft skills.
The Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program teaches employees how to:
- Sharpen their presentation skills
- Conduct effective meetings
- Boost team collaboration
- Improve your listening skills
- Guiding high performing teams
- Practice time management
“Offering a corporate Toastmasters club to employees is an engaging and cost-effective way to develop and develop vital interpersonal skills in the workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork,” says Daniel Rex, CEO of Toastmasters. “Toastmasters is honored to help some of the most established and successful companies in the world take the skills of their employees to the next level.”
Organizations that want to provide growth opportunities for employees that also benefit the business can get more information about Toastmasters Corporate Clubs by visiting www.toastmasters.org/CorporateClubs
To ask a Toastmasters representative about how corporate clubs can benefit businesses and their employees, email [email protected].
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a global nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Based at Englewood, Colo., the membership of the organization exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For more information on local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
SOURCE Toastmasters International