If you enjoy surrounding yourself with fun and encouraging people, and challenging yourself to grow as a communicator/leader, then this club is for you. McKinley Toastmasters Club will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the most effective, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication and leadership skills. By learning to think quickly on your feet and to express your ideas with confidence, you'll gain the respect of your peers and become more persuasive in everyday conversations.
Our members' skill levels range from still learning the English language to advanced speakers.
To learn more, and to meet our members, visit one of our regular meetings, held from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. (Doors open at 5:30 for setup, welcoming early guests, and socializing.)
Guests are ALWAYS welcome to attend and participate at no cost.
There is no obligation to speak--we wait until YOU'RE ready.
To find out more, visit McKinley's website at www.standandspeak.info . You'll see accurate meeting information on the top, drop-down banner.
So, what happens at a Toastmasters meeting? Some members give prepared speeches and then members and guests give impromptu speeches on selected topics. Constructive evaluation of the speeches and meeting management follows, for continual improvement. It's more fun than it sounds, and really helps improve skills!
If you would like to preview the flow of a typical Toastmasters meeting, watch this short video of a simulated meeting. Raphaela will guide you through what happens and how it could benefit you.