In October 1924, a group of men assembled by Dr. Ralph Smedley met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, USA, forming a club “to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” This group took the name "Toastmasters”. Now there are more than 250,000 members in over 106 countries. Our club is one of more than 12,000 clubs around the world!
We are looking to pass the gift of Toastmasters on to others particularly those who live or work in and around the Carrollwood Area in Northern Hillsborough County. Besides being an eclectic group that includes “newbies” as well as “veteran” Toastmasters, including professional trainers, what distinguishes our club is that we record our speeches and have done so for over eight years! Also, every meeting sees 50-75% of meeting attendees join together for "Afterwords" at Grillsmith, Macaroni Grill or Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Some people purchase an entire meal and others just a libation or two! We've developed true friendships by getting to know each other so much better.
We will provide you a Mentor. This is real world, a great place to prepare for an upcoming presentation at work.