Find your confidence
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
Join a global community of leaders
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organization has more than 352,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,400 clubs in 141 countries that make up the global network of meeting locations.
Your First Day at Toastmasters
Chances are you're reading this because you've had a lifelong fear of public speaking. Perhaps you've had a few bad experiences years ago that have always deterred you from becoming an effective orator. Or maybe there's an upcoming presentation you need to make, and really want to hit it out of the park. Whatever your circumstances, the best way to improve your public speaking is by practicing. Toastmasters offers the perfect place to practice.
What to Expect
Don't worry, you won't be expected to deliver a speech on your first visit! It will be a memorable and welcoming experience. One thing that really stands out about Golden Gate Toastmasters is the diverse group of members. There are speakers from all backgrounds, all ages, colors, and creeds. We come together each week to help each other improve, and provide encouragement along the way. Visitors are always welcome, and always seem to be pleasantly surprised with the experience.
The meetings take a casual, yet structured format. There is an agenda each week, and a variety of topics discussed. The first half of the meetings are for "Table Topics" - impromptu questions asked to members, and they provide an opportunity to speak without rehearsal.
The second half of the meeting is for prepared speeches, and evaluations. For a first visitor to Toastmasters, this is your chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy. You're also able and encouraged to provide written feedback to speakers, so he or she can know where there may be opportunities to improve.
Come and Visit
The first step in improving your public speaking is by attending a Toastmasters meeting. You will not be disappointed! What are you waiting for?