If you are like most people, public speaking is not your favorite pastime. Yet survey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial to success in the work place. The person with strong communication skills has a clear advantage over tongue-tied colleagues – especially in a competitive job market. Many people pay thousands of dollars for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience. But there’s another option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles – Toastmasters International. This organization has been around for nearly 80 years and offers a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone the communication and leadership skills of its members.

From one club started in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, Toastmasters has grown to become the world’s leading organization helping people conquer their pre-speech jitters. Since that first club was organized by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, nearly four million men and women have enjoyed the benefits of Toastmasters membership. The nonprofit organization now has approximately 211,000 members in 10,500 clubs in 90 countries.


Memphis Advanced Toastmasters is a fun group of men and women who come together each week to speak, listen, learn and laugh!  Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, customers, or co-workers; Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are—to become better communicators and leaders.

Our meetings are held every Monday evening from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the fabulous IHOP Restaurant, located at 1661 Sycamore View Road, Bartlett, TN 38134, which is just up from the corner of Sycamore View and Summer Ave. Just take I-40 to Exit 12 and go North. The restaurant is just before the intersection on the left. You can’t miss it! Members and visitors are encouraged to come out, bring a guest and experience the warm atmosphere and fabulous food!

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