What we're about
Upcoming events (1)
We'll be in-person and online at the same time! So either come to the Champaign Public Library Room C or join via the Zoom link on this event page. We'll all be able to hear and see each other via the power of technology.
Our Zoom doors open at 6:00pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm which gives us time to meet and greet everyone. If you'd like to learn more about our club, visit our website at http://mckinley.toastmastersclubs.org/.
For nearly 75 years, McKinley Toastmasters Club has been THE place in Champaign-Urbana for people to improve their communication skills, develop the leadership skills they desire, and increase their ability to influence others through confident public speaking.
Priding ourselves on diversity, we welcome adults of all walks of life, all ages (18 and up), and from all neighboring communities.
At Toastmasters, new members learn the art of public speaking by completing Toastmaster Pathways speeches. Each speech features basic speaking skills such as how to organize a speech, how to use props or visual aids, how to use voice inflections, and how to persuade or inspire your audience.
Table Topics is a fun segment of every meeting that helps participants build skills for thinking on their feet. These are impromptu opportunities to speak for 1-2 minutes on a given subject.
Besides mastering the art of public speaking, we also have plenty of time to chit-chat, network, and develop great friendships.
Come and join us sometime, so you can experience our friendly environment and see if McKinley Toastmasters Club is right for you.
This five-minute video provides an example of the useful advice you can expect from Toastmasters:
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization's membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
Photo of the Champaign Public Library by Brian Zelip licensed under CC BY 3.0