Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that provides its members the opportunity to develop their public speaking abilities and leadership skills through local club meetings, training seminars, and speech contests.
Toastmasters meetings are comprised of members and guests who gather regularly for an hour or so. Participants fill various meeting roles ranging from giving a prepared or impromptu speech to serving as timer, evaluator, grammarian, vote counter, etc. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a club member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Additional positive constructive feedback is provided from other members.
Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you're speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You'll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are — to become better communicators.