Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Trivandrum Toastmasters club is one among them. They provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Each club features a unique culture, so there's no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.
Toastmasters began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. As director of education at the YMCA, Smedley saw a need for the men in the community to learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees, and he wanted to help them. Smedley decided to organize a club where they could learn these skills in a social environment, and the men responded well to the concept. He named the group the Toastmasters Club; "toastmaster" was a popular term that referred to a person who gave toasts at banquets and other occasions. However, his passion to help others learn to speak and lead remained. Once the new YMCA building was christened in April of 1924, he was able to introduce the idea of Toastmasters to his colleagues, and organize the Toastmasters club that eventually became Club No. 1 of Toastmasters International.
The principal place of business of Toastmasters World Headquarters, located in Englewood, Colorado. Toastmasters International employs more than 150 professionals at World Headquarters. It is led by Chief Executive Officer Daniel Rex, the staff is committed to providing assistance and support in the forms of high-quality products and programs to Toastmasters clubs, areas, districts and regions, while also serving the individual member in their efforts to improve their communication and leadership skills.
- Meeting Day: Saturday.
- Time: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
- Location: Sri Mulam Club, Vazhuthacaud Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
- Phone: +91 94476 94624.
Membership Restriction: None; the club is open to all interested parties.