What we're about
Toastmasters is the world's leading public speaking and leadership development program. Our Evening Toastmasters Live Oak, Santa Cruz, California meets every Monday EVENING at 6:30PM.
Our members DO NOT have to wake up at the crack of dawn to enjoy all that Toastmasters offers.
Most people associate the name Toastmasters with public speaking improvement training, but did you know that public speaking is only HALF of what we offer?
The Evening Toastmasters offers two parallel self improvement programs:
Competent Communicator - 10 standard projects which will incrementally improve and fine tune your presentation skills. You may move through your projects at your own comfortable pace.
Competent Leadership - Ten Leadership projects which will improve and fine tune your listening and management skills. You can become a polished and more effective manager, business leader or entrepreneur at your own pace.
Evening Toastmasters is a well established club having its beginnings in 1991. Founded by Dan Robin, Steve Hardy (still an active member) and a few others, including Jim Griffin from the SCO Club in Santa Cruz. Our club started at a little library room in Santa Cruz, and has now grown to occupy a very comfortable space in the Live Oak Senior's Center at 1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Plenty of free parking and only a short walk from your car to our front door.
Enough about us, let's talk about YOU!
What are YOUR personal improvement goals?
Do you want to apply for an advancement at work which will require presentation skills?
Are you thinking of starting your own company and need to obtain funding?
Are you working at a non-profit and need to apply for grant money by making a powerful presentation?
Maybe you would like to feel more comfortable in social settings.
Friend's wedding coming up? Be the Toastmaster of that very special event!
We have helped our members achieve these goals and more. We WILL help YOU get there!
You have FRIENDS here whom you haven't met yet!!! Our members are from all walks of life. Our ages range from twenty something to seventy something wonderful!
Our club is very proud of our award winning history! We have been awarded Presidential Distinguished at least 3 times, and Select Distinguished several times over.
We have very active and experienced leadership. We have a well organized Mentorship program in our club. New members may choose to buddy up with an experienced member to "learn the ropes" as it were. Your mentor will provide as much personal guidance as you request. Then, when you are ready, you may become a Mentor and help one or more of the next group on their way to reaching their personal goals.
Now here's something we have not mentioned... do you like to LAUGH and have FUN?
Our members LOVE to laugh and have FUN! We love to entertain and to be entertained! We are sometimes completely spontaneous and goofy!!!
You will find nothing but support and appreciation at Evening Toastmasters. We have a structured evaluation program at every meeting. Our speakers NEVER go home wondering, "how did I do?" We give our speakers positive feedback and valuable suggestions for improvement after every speech. Every meeting is a learning experience and again you choose your learning pace.
You FOUND Us! Now come to a FREE meeting and get to know us!