What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International 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.

About Us
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.
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Meeting time
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Setup begins by 6:15 PM.
Meeting location
  • 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.
Schedule
  • Organized via this spreadsheet, private email list, and speaking directly with the VP of education.
Membership fees
  • $48 per six months, and is pro-rated as needed.
  • Dues are due at the end of September and end of March.
  • $6 of that goes to the club.
  • The remainder goes to Toastmasters International to cover the monthly magazine, help fund conferences and similar administrivia and to promote interests in common.
  • Toastmasters International also imposes a one-time fee for new members. This covers the cost of manuals and other materials associated with new members.