How often does your Club meet?
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lub meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  On the occasions where Wednesday occurs five times in a month, we also meet on the fifth Wednesday. You can see a list of our scheduled meeting dates on our Calendar page.

Will I have to get up in front of the group and speak when I visit?
No, as a visitor you are there simply to observe. You are welcome to participate if you’d like.

I see you meet at Constant Contact. Do you have to work at Constant Contact to join?
No, membership is open to everyone. We are not affiliated with Constant Contact but the company generously affords us a very nice meeting room in their offices.

Do you need to be a sales and marketing professional to join?
No. While our membership does have sales and marketing people, it is diverse in regards to profession, age, ethnicity and experience.

How does a meeting work?
A meeting is comprised of a presentation section and an evaluation section. People give prepared speeches, quick talks on specific subjects and impromptu talks which are then evaluated in the second half of the meeting. Our Typical Meeting page provides more details but the best way to understand it is to visit a meeting to see for yourself.

How do I visit a meeting?
Just send us an e-mail to let us know you are coming – or you are welcome to just drop by! It is, however, a good idea to contact us if you are visiting just in case a meeting time has been altered.

Is Toastmasters like taking a course?
It is not like taking a course at all.  There are no instructors as you learn from experience. Feedback is provided in a professional, structured and supportive manner by other members. As a member, you will work from a manual which teaches the elements of public speaking. Advanced manuals cover specific speaking scenarios and how to master them.

Will I become a better speaker?
Absolutely! Like anything else, it is a function of how much you put into it.  Many people improve and gain confidence at an impressive rate once they realize it’s not as intimidating as once thought.

How much does membership cost?
Membership cost is very low as we are a volunteer organization. Membership fees are paid annually in April. The first year is $159 and $134 annually thereafter. For more information and membership details, please see our Pricing page.