Building New Clubs

 

COMMUNITY CLUBS

Community clubs serve the growing needs of local neighborhoods, suburbs and cities to improve their communication skills and enhance their leadership skills. They meet on a regular basis and enable members to develop their presentation skills, improve their ability to speak extemporaneously and give/ receive feedback in a supportive and positive manner. Community clubs meet weekly or bi-weekly at learning institutions, religious centers, park districts and libraries

Guests are always welcome to visit a community club to observe, ask questions and even participate in select parts of the meeting. Individuals 18 and older are welcome to join and are typically assigned a mentor on Day 1 to help them succeed early on. While the majority of our clubs serve all members, there are select clubs that are considered “specialty” clubs which cater primarily to a select clientele (e.g. professional speakers, diverse-populations, etc.). Advanced clubs provide stronger and more focused evaluations to members who have previously earned the Competent Communicator award.

Interested in joining an existing club? Visit https://www.toastmasters.org/find-a-club to enter information specific to you including zip code, meeting times and days.

If you are interested in starting a Toastmasters club at a public location in your neighborhood, please contact Stella Lorens, DTM (Club Growth Director) at stellalorens@yahoo.com

 

CORPORATE CLUBS

Corporate clubs are an effective and inexpensive way to develop, train and retain employees. Through the Toastmasters program, associates build and strengthen their both their communication and leadership skills and become more efficient at conducting effective meetings, developing listening skills, enhancing presentation skills and creating stronger teams.

Organizations from Abbott Laboratories to Zurich Insurance have seen a solid Return On Investment (ROI) in starting and supporting Toastmasters Clubs and new clubs are formed everyday. From Fortune 500 companies to local and state governments, the Toastmasters program is seen as an indispensable and economical way to help their employees advance their careers and develop professionally. For a full list of companies, see Resources (below)

If you are interested in starting a Toastmasters club at a facility, please contact Stella Lorens, DTM (Club Growth Director) at stellalorens@yahoo.com

 

RESOURCES