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 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.
Toastmasters Bratislava was the first club chartered in Slovakia, in July 2008. Later, its members applied their leadership skills to create other clubs (Vox Fortis, Slovenskí Toastmasters...) and make the education program available in German and the local language Slovak.
As the original Slovak club, Toastmasters Bratislava continue to be a leading club for both Slovaks and foreigners living in the city.
How does it work?
Come to a meeting
We meet every Monday at 19:00.
In a meeting, our members practice communication and leadership skills, thanks to an agenda that includes prepared speeches, impromptu speeches (also known as Table Topics®) and evaluations.
Guests are welcome to attend.
Become a member
Becoming a member is easy !
Ask one of the officers at the meeting.
After paying the fees (currently at 60 EUR twice a year, and a one-time 20 EUR), you will receive your login to the international website, where you will be able to immediately start our educational program.
A member can participate actively at our meetings.
Give speeches, lead sessions, provide evaluations.
The educational program is the one you choose, we call them Pathways, adapted to what you need.