Would you like to improve your public speaking skills? Or have you just moved to Leiden and are looking for new friends? If you answered yes to any one of these two questions, come and join us at Leiden Toastmasters club!
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
How Does Toastmasters work?
The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace. Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.
We meet every second, fourth and fifth Tuesday of the month at 19:45 at Buddha's, Botermarkt 20, 2311 EN Leiden. The meetings take approximately an hour and a half to two hours and everyone is welcome to join, no experience needed! If you would like to explore one of the meetings, please register here in advance. Attendance as a guest is free of charge.
Dates of the 2019 meetings are:
June 11th & 25th
July 9th, 23rd & 30th
August 13th & 27th
September 10th & 24th
October 8th, 22nd & 29th
November 12th & 26th
December 10th & 17th