What we're about
For more than 40 years, Columbia Toastmasters has been helping local people improve leadership and communication skills in a warm, supportive environment. Our club includes professionals, entrepreneurs/business owners, students and active retirees. Visitors are always welcome. Attend our next meeting, every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. You won’t regret it.
Our meetings begin with an Invocation or Word of the Day by one of our members. We follow this up with our guests introducing themselves, where they come from, how they found us, and why they came to Toastmasters. We then commence with our prepared speeches. which there will be 2-4 speakers per meeting. After each speaker finishes their speech, we ask that members and guests write a short sentence or two on their thoughts of the speech, as well as cast their ballot for best speaker. (If there is a fourth speaker, please write in the section listed under Topicsmaster.)
After the prepared speeches, we move into the second portion of evening, Table Topics. Table Topics are hosted by one of our members and allow both guests and members to participate in improvised speeches. These will last for a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum time of 2 minutes. There will also be a minute set to cast a ballot for your favorite Table Topics speaker
After Table Topics, we move onto the evaluation portion of the meeting. Led by a General Evaluator, each evaluator will give a 2-3 minute speech on their thoughts on their assigned speaker's speech. Following these, the General Evaluator will discuss their thoughts on the meeting as a whole. Members and guest will also cast their ballots for their best evaluator. We then conclude with any announcements by club officials and other members, as well as announce the winners for Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, and Best Table Topic speaker.