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NYC Equitable Toastmasters Club is a local chapter of Toastmasters International, a worldwide organization of almost 15,000 clubs whose members meet on a regular basis to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Our meetings begin promptly at 6:00pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month at the following address:

Unlocking Futures, Inc.
25 West 36th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10018

NYC Equitable Toastmasters Club is a vibrant group in New York City that has been going strong since its founding in 1962.

Our club is dedicated to developing its members’ public speaking and leadership abilities in a supportive and respectful environment. Each meeting features three to four speeches, evaluations of the speeches, short impromptu speeches called table topics, and more. We listen and learn, laugh and tear up, and reflect. We get to know each other and have fun as we share our journey of personal growth.

Members get the chance to enhance their leadership skills by taking on different meeting roles such as toastmaster of the day, table topics master, evaluator, grammarian, um counter, and mentor. Our club has an elected executive committee and the officers handle such duties as scheduling speeches and roles, developing and maintaining membership, overseeing dues and finances, and coordinating public relations – including interfacing with the organization that provides our space. This is another way for members to gain leadership experience and confidence. Over the course of a year, our president opens and closes the meetings and puts his or her personal stamp on the club.

We expect NYC Equitable Toastmasters Club to continue to thrive. There is always some turnover due to changes in people’s work, location and lives, but our club has a loyal, committed membership. We’re proud to offer our members the ongoing opportunity for challenge and camaraderie as all of us strive to become stronger public speakers and more effective leaders.

Upcoming events (5)

NYC Equitable Toastmasters: Virtual Open House

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On Wednesday, October 28th, we will be holding our first Virtual Open House! For anybody interested in learning more about our club (particularly our virtual meetings), this is a great opportunity. Guests will have the chance to ask questions about our club and participate in Table Topics (the section of the meeting where we practice our off-the-cuff speaking). ——————————————————————————————- Original description: Come join us for our monthly Toastmaster meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.Guests are welcome to attend! We meet to practice our public speaking and support each other in our skill development by listening and providing constructive feedback. A meeting usually involves 3-4 prepared speeches, short impromptu speeches, evaluations and more. Our meeting atmosphere is one of respect, collegiality, personal growth and fun.

Virtual: NYC Equitable Toastmasters Meeting

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NYC Equitable Toastmasters hopes everybody is safe and healthy. Until social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we will be holding our meetings online via Zoom. RSVP and we will send you a link to log on to Zoom! ***Note: Because of the holidays, we are changing our meetings dates in November & December to the first and third Wednesdays of the month*** __________________________________________________________________________ Original description Come join us for our monthly Toastmaster meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Guests are welcome to attend! We ask that everybody arrive by 550 PM so that we can start promptly by 6 PM. We meet to practice our public speaking and support each other in our skill development by listening and providing constructive feedback. A meeting usually involves 3-4 prepared speeches, short impromptu speeches, evaluations and more. Our meeting atmosphere is one of respect, collegiality, personal growth and fun.

Virtual: NYC Equitable Toastmasters Meeting

Online event

NYC Equitable Toastmasters hopes everybody is safe and healthy. Until social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we will be holding our meetings online via Zoom. RSVP and we will send you a link to log on to Zoom! ***Note: Because of the holidays, we are changing our meetings dates in November & December to the first and third Wednesdays of the month*** ——————————————————————————————- Original description: Come join us for our monthly Toastmaster meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Guests are welcome to attend! We ask that everybody arrive by 5:50 pm so that we can start promptly at 6 PM. We meet to practice our public speaking and support each other in our skill development by listening and providing constructive feedback. A meeting usually involves 3-4 prepared speeches, short impromptu speeches, evaluations and more. Our meeting atmosphere is one of respect, collegiality, personal growth and fun.

Virtual: NYC Equitable Toastmasters Meeting

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NYC Equitable Toastmasters hopes everybody is safe and healthy. Until social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we will be holding our meetings online via Zoom. RSVP and we will send you a link to log on to Zoom! ***Note: Because of the holidays, we are changing our meetings dates in November & December to the first and third Wednesdays of the month*** __________________________________________________________________________ Original description Come join us for our monthly Toastmaster meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Guests are welcome to attend! We ask that everybody arrive by 550 PM so that we can start promptly by 6 PM. We meet to practice our public speaking and support each other in our skill development by listening and providing constructive feedback. A meeting usually involves 3-4 prepared speeches, short impromptu speeches, evaluations and more. Our meeting atmosphere is one of respect, collegiality, personal growth and fun.

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Virtual: NYC Equitable Toastmasters Meeting

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