Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CU Toastmasters is on a temporary hiatus until our estimated return on March 24, 2020. To sign up on our email list for updates on the club reopening, please email us at email@example.com. Stay tuned!
Most Common Questions
Toastmasters International creates leaders. At CU Toastmasters you can improve your job interviewing skills, be able to think on your feet, improve your English, learn how to win speaking competitions, become better at interpersonal communication, gain skills to run meetings that get things done.
As a guest, you are not required to speak. Members are not required to speak but are encouraged to speak, in order to develop good public speaking skills.
You can park for free at lot 436 at the corner of Engineering drive and Reagent. Map and Directions
Please contact us for more details or if you have any difficulting finding where to park or the club meeting location.
We meet in room 340 in the Koelbel Business Building from 7-8pm every Wednesday, except for the following holidays:
November 27, 2019
December 25, 2019
November 25, 2020
December 23, 2020
We meet during spring break and all summer long!
Yes! Everyone is welcome to come. Our club is about 70% students and 30% community members not affiliated with CU. Our community members are highly valued and part of the backbone of the club.
We are the ONLY 100% open Toastmasters club on campus. We were chartered in 1991. We hope to lauch two additional clubs in the coming year, including an advanced club and a comedy focused club. We want to hear you speak and CU Toastmasters is a great starting place for your journey as a leader and communicator.
Yes! Many speakers join our club terrified to stand up in front of a group. We applaud your courage to begin to face your fear and grow. At CU Toastmasters you will experience a warm and welcoming environment, with many who have been there, right were you are at now. The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. You won't be put down or judged. Many guests and members ay they walked in scared but walked out feeling uplifted and encouraged with useful tools to grow.
Only you can decide if Toastmasters is right for you. However, many professional speakers, lawyers, judges, coaches, corporate and non-profit leaders, Ted Talkers, entrepreneurs, teachers and others who perform public speaking professionally are members of Toastmasters clubs all over the world. The training and hands-on experience you get at a Toastmasters club is unmatched. Professional public speaking coaching is easily at least $150 per hour, and you don't get a live audience to work with as you speak. The best learning is done in a format where failure may happen, and failure on the job can cost considerably. At Toastmasters we often say, "make your mistake with us so you can excel in your field." Indeed, our club is a safe place to fail, get useful critique, and continue to practice and grow the art of oratory. You can bring any content you would like to work with, we do not teach you what to say only give you a place to learn how to say it. Our education materials cover a wide variety of speaking experiences, not just limited to the traditional speech. Our skills training covers everything from running effective meetings, facilitating discussions, giving a podcast, effective video-based communications, engaging in the art of persuasion and debate. and many other skill sets. For more information, please check out more about Pathways at https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview