Santa Clarita Toastmasters represents 10 Chartered clubs in the Santa Clarita Valley. 7 Community clubs (anyone can join) and 3 Corporate (company employees only).
ADVANCED SPEAKERS OF LA | DAYBREAK SANTA CLARITA | QUEST TOASTMASTERS | VALENCIA TOASTMASTERS | SCV CHAMBER SPEAKS | OUTLIERS TOASTMASTERS | NUERO ORATORS | BARNSTORMING TOASTMASTERS | PDC TOASTMASTERS (PDC Company) | MASTER DEBATERS (Scorpion corp) |
A Santa Clarita Toastmaster spoke at TEDx Camarillo
The theme for TEDx Camarillo was Unabridged. This theme alluded to telling the whole story, uncut, and uncensored. The venue was the Camarillo Public Library, where unabridged collections are a common offering.
Linnaea is also one of two Toastmasters sponsoring a new Toastmasters club called Stagemasters. The club is a coaching style club where Toastmasters who have completed the Competent Communication manual can extend their speaking skills and learn techniques and staging skills for events such as TEDx and TED.
Santa Clarita Toastmasters clubs are open to all with the exception of the Advanced Speakers of LA which is open to Toastmasters who have achieved a Competent Communications level or greater and Neuro Orators, a corporate club for employees of Boston Scientific.
What makes Toastmasters Stand Out as a Public Speaking and Leadership Program?
Since 1924, Toastmasters has been a self-paced program where members are evaluated and given targeted feedback for the objectives of the speaking or leadership project they are presenting. This evaluation process gives the member positive feedback and constructive feedback for improvement.Every step along the way, an evaluator or mentor is helping the individual grow and achieve their goals.
Who is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 292,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,350 clubs in 122 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself.
It is one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.
Santa Clarita Toastmasters
Santa Clarita Toastmasters meetings use a proven self-paced method teaching anyone to become less afraid of public speaking, more comfortable speaking impromptu, skilled at making presentations, conducting meetings, holding seminars and talking on subjects for business or pleasure.
Santa Clarita Toastmasters clubs have meetings in the early AM, as well as the early PM. In every meeting, there is an opportunity to participate in a meeting role all designed to give members growth opportunities and challenges.
How Does It Work?
- A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. A typical group has 20 to 40 members who meet weekly, biweekly or monthly. A typical meeting lasts 60–90 minutes.
- There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
- Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
- Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and working in the Competent Leadership manual. In our learn-by-doing approach, we don’t lecture members about leadership skills; we give them responsibilities and mentoring to help. Then we ask them to lead.
The cost for Toastmasters membership is low. Toastmasters International is $45, every 6 months. Club dues vary depending on the facilities used. Daybreak Toastmasters uses state of the art technology classrooms for their meetings and the members enjoy practicing business presentations in a real-world atmosphere. The newest club forming in Valencia meets at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Check the Barnes and Noble Calendar for information. Other clubs meet in businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.