Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Let’s Talk Brentwood will meet on a virtual platform. There will be no in-person meetings. Please visit our “Attend a Meeting” page for details.
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We are the “Let’s Talk Brentwood” Toastmaster’s Club, an open Toastmasters Group. This means we welcome individuals like you who are wanting to become a better communicator. We are a small but diverse club filled with business professionals, homemakers, artists, entrepreneurs, etc.
The mission of the Let’s Talk Brentwood Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth.
What’s in it for you?
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
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. 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.
The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.
Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.
Try it out – free!
We invite you to attend a Let’s Talk Brentwood meeting! Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to give a speech at your first meeting! You can participate as much or as little as you’d like.