Welcome to Dana Point Coastmasters #6658

 

Our Club can help you!

  • Become a better speaker
  • Communicate more effectively with others
  • Fine-tune your Public Speaking skills in a non-judgmental environment
  • Prepare for important interviews or presentations
  • Network with local talented professionals
  • Access professional opportunities provided by Toastmasters International

Who are we?

We are a Toastmasters International Club that meets every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. in beautiful Dana Point Harbor, Orange County, California. Our meetings are friendly, fun, uplifting, dynamic and educational — a great way to start the day!

We are a group of energetic, positive professionals who work together to enhance our communication and leadership skills. We share our experiences in personal and professional growth. Guests are always welcome to visit our club. Please contact us beforehand so we can greet you with our warm, friendly Southern California flare.

What should you expect?

Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing public speaking club, where everyone can hone their speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, safe atmosphere. A typical group has 20 to 30 members who meet weekly to practice public speaking techniques. The average meeting lasts 90 minutes.

You learn communication skills by working through the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. You can learn skills related to use of humor, gestures, eye contact, speech organization and overall delivery. When finished with this manual, you can choose from 15 advanced manuals to learn skills related to specific interests.

You can also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and by working in the Competent Leadership manual.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting

Each speech and meeting is evaluated by a member in a positive constructive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Participants practice and learn a variety of speaking skills by filling some of the following meeting roles:

  • Conduct meetings
  • Prepare and give speeches
  • Give short impromptu talks during Table Topics
  • Serve as speech timer, evaluator or grammarian
  • Evaluate a speech
  • Serving as Toastmaster or Topics Master

Ten reasons to BE a Toastmaster

  1. Build your speaking skills
  2. Encourage your peers
  3. Bond with other professionals
  4. Educate others on important topics
  5. Balance your career
  6. Emerge with confidence
  7. Bank on success
  8. Enliven others with edifying speeches
  9. Compete for trophies and awards
  10. Extend your depth of knowledge

We look forward to meeting you, and to helping you achieve your goals!

Click here for more information on how you can begin your journey to become a confident and powerful public speaker, use the links below.

Visit Toastmasters International    www.toastmasters.org
We are a member of the Toastmasters Founders District – www.foundersdistrict.org
We are also a member of Toastmasters Region II – www.region2tm.org