Bonn International Toastmasters

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“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

-Jerry Seinfeld

If you’re like most people, you don’t really learn public speaking in school or later at work in a way so you feel actually comfortable ‘on stage’. Perhaps you had a few opportunities to present your work, maybe you even read a book on public speaking, or took a weekend course.

When you begin to practice public speaking on a regular basis, you will start to lose your stage fright, become comfortable in speaking to a larger audience and – even begin to love it! 

Being able to articulate yourself, present your arguments and speak up in front of other people is a super power – far beyond your career.

After visiting us as a guest a few times, you will know whether Toastmasters is the right place for you. Once you have become a member, you can start taking active roles and delivering prepared speeches any time you want!

Toastmasters International

A tradition of great speakers

For many members who join Bonn International Toastmasters, the idea of speaking to a crowd seems daunting at first. They are, however, in good company.   Since 1924, the Toastmasters organisation has helped over 4 million people to go from feeling nervous to being confident speaking in front of an audience, plus learning things like

how to structure a speech more purposefully

how to engage, inspire, and entertain my audience

how to use gestures and movements to draw attention to what matters most

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization’s membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs across 145 countries. With Toastmasters, the learning never stops.

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