Heidelberg International Toastmasters Club
The Heidelberg International Toastmasters Club meets every first and third Monday of the month at 7:15 pm. After the meet and greet we start with our actual program at 7:30 pm.
Because of the pandemic situation there were no in-person meetings temporarily. But now we meet again personally in Heidelberg-Süd, “Treff am Turm”, Franz-Kruckenberg-Straße 54.
Our meetings are conducted according to a fixed structure. It is made up of prepared speeches (usually 5–7 minutes) as well as various off-the-cuff performances. The second part is dedicated to personal feedback.
All roles in the meeting, such as presenting, evaluation and organizational functions are taken up in turns by the members.
After long months of online talks: We meet again in-person at the “Treff am Turm”
Adresse: Heidelberg-Rohrbach, Franz-Kruckenberg-Straße 54
The Heidelberg International Toastmasters Club is not a German registered association, but a worldwide nonprofit organization: Toastmasters international. The local clubs, such as the Heidelberg clubs, organize their sessions, contests and other events themselves and oversee only their own members.
Every club member has access to the Toastmasters educational program, both online and in print. In addition to this there are many more resources available on the Toastmasters International website, such as educational videos (largely in English).
Members of a club are also welcome in all other Toastmasters Clubs across the globe. The membership fee for our Heidelberg Toastmasters Club is 96 Euros per year, plus a one-time entrance fee of 20 Euros. Students, apprentices and job seekers pay a reduced anual fee of 84 Euros plus entrance fee. Unfortunately we have to raise the yearly membership fee to 132 Euros, starting in August 2023.
Why become a Toastmasters member?
Presenting Awesome Speeches
We develop our rhetorical skills with continual training using a structured educational program
Dealing with Stage Fright
We train our presence on stage in a safe environment and learn how to master stage fright and awkward speech situations
Gaining Leadership Competence
We all take on responsibility via various functions in our club – and if desired also within the global network
Tapping the Full Potential
We establish a positive environment, give constructive feedback and support each other in attaining our respective goals
The Heidelberg International Toastmasters Club is one of the oldest clubs in Germany. It was chartered on September 1st 1960.
All Clubs, local and international, can take part in the annual Club Success Program, which is mainly focussing on members’ progress and membership numbers. The Heidelberg International Toastmasters Club reached the highest status President’s Distinguished in 2019 and Select Distinguished in 2020.