What to Expect

If this is your first time at a Toastmasters club, welcome! A Toastmasters meeting features 3 major parts:

  1. Short impromptu speeches called Table Topics.
  2. Longer, prepared speeches.
  3. Evaluations for the Table Topics and prepared speeches.
Not only do you learn how to give prepared speeches in front of a group, but you also practice impromptu speaking and using your listening skills to give evaluations.

For guests, all we ask is to keep an open mind and to have fun. There will be socializing, a little bit of introducing yourself, and maybe more, if you're up to it!

If you're interested in joining, you'll fill out a membership application and pay membership fees. Membership dues are twice a year, pro-rated from the month you join.

For new members, we'll start you off with small meeting roles, such as Timer or Ah-Counter, where you don't have to prepare a speech but report how the speakers did. These small roles are a good warm-up for longer speeches and more involved roles, especially if you're not used to speaking in front of a group.

New members will be enrolled in Pathways, Toastmasters' new education program, where you will embark on a guided journey to develop the skills you need for personal and professional development. You'll be evaluated during the meeting and given things to work on. We also have a mentorship program, if you're interested. We're all here to help and learn from each other, no matter how experienced we are!