We The Speakers
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We invite you to come listen to the entertaining, thoughtful speeches and the helpful evaluations, and just enjoy a wonderful evening out with a welcoming group of people all striving to improve their communication skills.
We meet on the second Monday and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Public Room of the Philadelphia Inquirer Building between Conshohocken and King of Prussia. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM sharp, and runs until about 9 PM. Dress is casual. And don't worry: no one will force you to get up and speak if you don't want to, but the opportunity will be there. After the meeting, many members enjoy stopping by a local restaurant for food and liquid refreshment, what we call "Post Toasties".
Any questions? Contact the club at 215-881-9696 or Info [at] WeTheSpeakers.org.
Photo: Club member David Easlea is interviewed after competing in the Division B Evaluation contest in 2012
The proven way to help you speak and lead.
Congratulations - you're on your way to becoming a better communicator and leader! Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need.
Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?
What's in it for you?
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.
How does it 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.
Come visit us!
You won't regret it. Toastmasters currently has more than 270,000 members in 116 countries. Our club is just one of the more than 13,000 clubs located around the world. For membership or meeting information, please see our meeting information page.
By learning to effectively formulate, organize and express your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success. You'll be more capable and confident when giving presentations. You'll be more persuasive when pitching prospective clients. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business or social functions? Motivating co-workers - or your kids?
Good leaders are good communicators
Anyone who is a strong leader has to first be an effective communicator. In Toastmasters you will hone your speaking skills, and you will develop leadership abilities - through evaluations, listening, mentoring, serving as club officers and filling roles in club meetings. You will take those leadership skills out into the world, running businesses, mentoring youths, organizing fund-raisers, coaching teams and heading up families.
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.
Toastmasters International. Where leaders are made.
For membership meeting information, please see our meeting information page.