Read what members have to say about Toastmasters

I have been a Toastmaster for over ten years and continue learning and enjoying the journey. Joining was one of the best decisions I’ve made personally and professionally because it’s not only about building communication and leadership skills but also provides a connection with great people. I relocated to Boston in October 2019 and quickly found Sales and Marketing Toastmasters. I liked the energy of the meeting and the balance of advanced speakers with new members. I enjoy the meetings, speeches and creative table topics (impromptu speaking.) I’ve had great mentoring and appreciate the helpful feedback at each meeting.

Ko-Chen (Jane) Shan, Director of Product Management

While I’ve had to do a lot of public speaking over the years I was never confident in my abilities nor quite frankly very good at it. In just a few short months Toastmasters helped me improve to the point where I actually began looking forward to getting up in front of a group. Since then I’ve become comfortable delivering speeches in front f large groups as well as impromptu speaking. Two bonuses from Toastmasters I didn’t anticipate are enhanced skills in composing presentations as well as vastly improved abilities leading effective meetings.

Jeff Shaw, Principal, Envision Marketing

I originally joined Toastmasters to help with business presentations – from a one-minute elevator pitch to prospect meetings. I had struggled for years and realized I needed help. Several people suggested Toastmasters, and that’s when I discovered Sales & Marketing Toastmasters. Since joining, I have gone from being extremely uncomfortable in front of a group to loving it. The ability to articulate my ideas in an impactful manner gives me great satisfaction.

Dave Gilman, President, Incognito Design

Toastmasters is a well-structured and supportive environment for learning how to give a good speech and develop leadership skills. Thanks to Toastmasters, I’m more comfortable presenting and engaging an audience which has helped me personally and professionally.


Adrienne Politis, Director of Benefits, Troy Benefits Consulting

When I joined Toastmasters I thought it was an organization that would help me feel more comfortable with my public speaking. What I learned was that it is so much more than that. It improves communication skills: listening to others, writing the speeches that I present, and getting out of my comfort zone by volunteering for the many roles needed to run each meeting. Best of all-our group is a talented, high energy group that always includes laughter and friendship.

Maryann O’Connell, Manager, HR and Business Performance Solutions (former member)

Even though I perform as a Master of Ceremonies before large audiences on a regular basis, I find, like an athlete, the need to practice my craft as often as possible. Toastmasters offers me this opportunity. I could not keep my impromptu skills honed without regular practice, such as the “stage time” at club meetings. Further, Toastmasters has enabled me a leadership path to utilize the skills I have worked on weekly. This has provided pathways to career opportunities not previously planned or envisioned

Sam Mercurio

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