Heidelberg Toastmasters Rhetorikclub

Our Meetings

The Heidelberg Toastmasters Rhetorikclub meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:15 pm. After the meet-and-greet and tackling technical issues, if necessary, we start with our actual program at 7:30 pm.

Because of the pandemic situation there were no in-person meetings during the last months. Since March 2022 we meet again personally in Heidelberg-Süd, “Treff am Turm”, Franz-Kruckenberg-Straße 54.

Our meetings are conducted according to a well-structured program. It is made up of prepared speeches (between 5 and 7 minutes, generally) as well as various off-the-cuff performances. The second part is then dedicated to personal feedback.

All roles in the meeting, such as presenting, evaluation and organizational functions are taken up in turns by the members.

We meet again personally at the “Treff am Turm”.

Address: Heidelberg-Süd, Franz-Kruckenberg-Straße 54

If the pandemic situation changes drastically to the worse we will switch to online meetings on Zoom and inform you here on this webpage.

Our Club

The Heidelberg Toastmasters Rhetorikclub is not a German registered association, but part of a worldwide nonprofit organization: Toastmasters international. The local clubs, such as our Rhetorikclub, organize their meetings, contests and other events themselves and oversee only their own members. Members of a club are also welcome in all other Toastmasters Clubs across the globe.

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).

The membership fee for our Heidelberg Toastmasters Rhetorikclub 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.

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

Eventful History

The Heidelberg Toastmasters Rhetorikclub was chartered on November 2nd 2016. It was named ZAP hoch 4 and was located in der Center of Active Prevention (ZAP) in Nussloch. Over the course of several changes of location it was renamed Rhetorikclub Rhein-Neckar.

After the latest move to Neckar Town Heidelberg the Club adopted its current name on October 11th 2019.

Awards

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 Toastmasters Rhetorikclub reached the highest status President’s Distinguished the last three years in a row.

In the Toastmasters term 2019-20 the club was awarded the District 95 Retention Excellence Award and inducted into the Hall of Fame.