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Lift your Public Speaking Skills to the Next Level—Join the new Advanced Toastmasters Club!

How is this club different from standard Toastmasters Clubs?

Toastmasters International LogoAdvanced Clubs are only open to experienced members—in our case to those who have completed the Competent Communicator level. Therefore, we can focus on more advanced issues. The exact format of the sessions will be developed jointly with all who sign up, but here are some ideas.

Longer and advanced projects

Rather than having the majority of speeches from the Competent Communicator manual we will focus on advanced projects or practice speeches outside of Toastmasters manuals. We can prepare members for speech competitions or help someone with an upcoming professional or other important speech.

Photo: Chris McKenna (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Photo: Chris McKenna (CC BY-SA 4.0)

More feedback

Instead of having only one evaluator, all attendees will get the chance to provide feedback. Depending on the objectives of the speaker, the group could be divided into task forces to keep an eye particular aspects and debrief the speaker afterward. We will also use video recording frequently to provide in-depth analysis of a speaker’s performance.

More repetition

Sounds boring? In fact, it isn’t. For a speech to become great, it has to go through multiple iterations. In our club, we plan to give members the opportunity to repeat a speech and incorporate the feedback they’ve received.

More advanced workshops

We want to hold regular advanced workshops run by members or outside experts on specific speech-related topics.

More training for Toastmasters speech contests

microphoneWe encourage our members to participate in Toastmasters speech contests and will dedicate special time to prepare candidates.

More coaching

We will develop a peer coaching system through which members continuously coach each other.

More visibility

We will set up a Speakers Bureau, and members will be able to present and promote themselves as speakers on the Club website.

Next meetings

  • 4 May 2017
  • 1 June 2017
  • 6 July 2017

From 19 to 20:30h at Saalbau Südbahnhof in Frankfurt.

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We have an online forum, mainly to coordinate the organizational aspects of the Club. If you would like to contribute or are simply interested, check it out!

Practical information

Who can join?

Any current or former Toastmaster who has completed the Competent Communicator (CC) level (or similar older ones). You can either transfer from your existing Club or become a dual member. Experienced speakers who are not Toastmasters or have not yet reached CC level may join on a case-by-case basis.

When and where does the club meet?

Our current location is Saalbau Südbahnhof in Frankfurt. Initially, the club will meet once a month with an option to increase the frequency to once every two weeks depending on the number of members.

How much does it cost?

The exact membership fee has not been fixed yet. There will be options for full membership and for a sustaining membership at a reduced rate with limited benefits.

What is the club language?

Club language will be English, but we plan to give members the opportunity to practice speeches in German as well.

Who is behind this initiative?

The initiative is led by Matthias Catón, a member of Esprit de Corps Toastmasters in Frankfurt. A Toastmaster since 2009, he has reached Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) and Competent Leader (CL) levels. The creation of the Advanced Club is his High-Performance Leadership project. The members of his Guidance Committee are Kees Broos, Anja Henningsmeyer, and Michael G. Parker.