PMINYC Toastmasters Club

This club is part of Toastmasters International and each club creates its own identity and purpose. PMINYC Toastmasters, founded in 2016, proudly holds Distinguished Club status awarded by Toastmasters International for the high level of meeting quality our membership enjoys as they progress through the Toastmasters education program. 

Club Meetings - Schedule

We meet twice each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  To see more information about an upcoming meeting and register for that event, please visit this page. The schedule format for the meeting is as follows:

 

Planned Speeches:  club members and attendees deliver prepared speeches to meet their Toastmaster objectives.

Table Topics: consist of impromptu or unplanned speeches which provide attendees with the opportunity to pracice skills required to hone their message without preparation.

Evaluations:  critical to improving skills is receiving constructive feedback on your performance.  Evaluations are given by attendees following an established format.

 

Members and guests are encouraged to participate but you'll never feel pressured.  Beginners as well as more experienced speakers grow and develop at their own pace.

Club Leadership

Each club has its own leadership team and is responsible for club organization and operations in accordance with Toastmaster International bylaws and governance. 

Club Membership

Visit a meeting to learn more about Toastmasters.  You're encouraged to visit a time or two and if you wish to continue, we'll welcome you as a club member. Membership dues are collected semi-annually and may be prorated based on when you join. This includes membership in Toastmasters International and all its benefits and Club operation. There is no cost to attend a meeting as a first-time guest.   

 

Membership questions can be answered by contacting us at pminyctoastmasters@gmail.com

This club is part of District 46.  To learn more about district or regional events, click here.

Meeting Roles

Every club meeting is led by specific roles that attendees volunteer to fulfill. Rotating roles enables you to reach your speaking and leadership goals. You may request specific roles by contacting the meeting's Toastmaster. Roles include:

Toastmaster - leads the meeting; introduces speakers

Ah Counter - listens for "fillers" during speeches

Grammarian - responsible for word of the day and uses of grammar

Table Topics Master - prepares and leads table topics

General Evaluator - leads the evaluation portion of meeting

Timer - verifies that all speeches qualify based on established timing requirements

Club members can request a speech or sign up for a role through our website

Earning PDUs

PDUs can be earned by all members taking leadership and speaking roles.

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters LogoSince 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you become more confident speakers and leaders. It's a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program are sure to help you improve. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself in any situation.

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission: to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.