Downtown Speakers Club #3953 is a Toastmasters Club that meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We meet at U.S. Bank located at 607 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Guests are welcome to attend any meeting to see what Toastmasters can do for them. There is no cost or obligation to attend as a guest
The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued - from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure. The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.
Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving - and giving - such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.