is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking
and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Whether you're
new to public speaking, or an experienced professional, Toastmasters offers
you the chance to hone your speaking skills, and learn alongside other like-minded
individuals in a positive environment focused on personal growth.
Fort Collins Toastmasters is the oldest club in Colorado, founded
in 1946. We are an open club and welcome all who want to improve their
communication and leadership skills. We are a casual club but still follow
the Toastmasters meeting format.
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Setup begins by 6:15 PM.
Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 South Lemay Avenue, 80524
Mortenson Room on the Basement Level
Check out the video below for specific walking directions.
Don't be afraid to ask someone for directions!
Video guide to meeting room location
Meeting Role descriptions
At each meeting, several members will be selected to fill various roles. Here is a short description of those roles.
Ah/Um counter - informs all meeting participants of any overused words or filler sounds.
Evaluator - provides specific feedback to a prepared speech - covering successes and opportunities for growth.
General Evaluator - assesses the overall meeting to help everyone improve.
Grammarian - highlights any interesting or incorrect uses of grammar and vocabulary.
Timer - monitors time usage in each segment to prevent the whole meeting from running late.
Toastmaster - serves as the meeting's host, introducing most of the other roles.
Topicsmaster - conducts the impromptu speaking portion of the meeting.
Quizmaster - notes a few compelling tidbits from the meeting and runs a quick quiz to check that everyone was paying attention.
Organized via this spreadsheet,
private email list, and speaking directly with the VP of education.