The (FREE) conference is May 10-16
This special event is open to everyone—you don’t need to be a Toastmasters member to join! Learn tips and tricks from the pros to up your speaking game. Check out this teaser from the conference presenters:
Boston Toastmasters has released a statement on the recent coronavirus outbreak. The club is temporarily moving to an online format. Read more at www.bostontoastmasters.org/covid19.
Boston Toastmasters held our club level International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest on Feb 12th and Feb 19th, 2019; respectively.
Below are the winners from both contests. The first place winners from both contests will advance to the Area level contest coming up on March 11th. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that participated!
International Speech Contest
- 1st place: Kristen Chin
- 2nd place: Chris Wright
- 3rd Place: Maria Termini
Table Topics Contest
- 1st place: Sean Fulton
- 2nd place: Tristen Grannum
- 3rd place: Jonathan Parker
Below are photos of our 1st and 2nd place winners of the Table Topics contest (sorry, didn’t capture photos for the International Speech Contest)
2018 Summer Evaluation Series
Delivering effective feedback is the core of what we do at Boston Toastmasters. Join us for a series of meetings aimed at developing your feedback skills.
STEP I: THEORY
Aug 21, 2018
“Amy’s Evaluation Pointers”
Veteran Toastmaster and acclaimed evaluator Amy Ullman presents tips for delivering the best evaluation you can give, both in and out of a Toastmasters environment.
STEP II: PRACTICE
Sept 04, 2018
“2018 BTM Evaluation Workshop”
Now in its 3rd year, Boston Toastmasters’ evaluation workshop showcases three very different speeches and gives participants three different models for a general evaluation. Test out all three models and find your personal favorite. Discuss your thoughts with fellow BTM members. Facilitated by Boston Toastmasters staff.
STEP III: MOMENT OF GLORY
Sept 11, 2018
“Boston Toastmasters Evaluation Contest”
Our annual Evaluation Contest requires no memorization or advance speechwriting. One mystery speaker delivers a 5-7 minute Toastmasters speech. You and the other contestants take notes. Apply the techniques and tips from Amy’s talk and the evaluation workshop to deliver the winning evaluation and proceed to the Area Level contest! Presented in conjunction with our annual Humorous Speech Contest (which does require an original prepared speech). There are no prerequisites for either contest aside from Boston Toastmasters membership.
The annual Boston Toastmasters Summer Picnic will be held on Tuesday, July 31st 2018 (replacing our normal Tuesday meeting) at Amory Park from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.
The event is a Potluck, so please bring food items to share with people. The club will be providing sandwiches and napkins/plates/cups.
See you there!
Boston, MA, September 14, 2016: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Boston Toastmasters held its Fall 2016 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.
Laughter filled the room, as three Toastmasters competed in the humorous speech contest. The first speech by Owen Church highlighted the escapades of old friends. The second speech by Jonathan Parker showcased lessons learned about communication through a series of mishaps from someone hard of hearing. The third speech by Jazz Dottin portrayed what it’s like to produce a parody music video with a nonmusical family. Jonathan Parker emerged as the humorous speech winner.
Two Toastmasters, Brittney Exline and Jazz Dottin, competed in the evaluation contest, providing valuable feedback for a fellow Toastmaster’s speech about how to effectively use online dating. Brittney Exline was selected as the winner.
Jonathan Parker and Brittney Exline will move on to compete in the Area 81-82 competition, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 6 to 9 PM. Briefings will begin at 5:30 PM. The contest will be hosted at:
International Village, Room 19
1155 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
The location can be accessed by taking the Orange Line train to Ruggles Station. Once inside the building, walk to the center of the lobby and look for a staircase that leads down to the lower level. Room 19 is located in this lower level
About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of approximately 80-100 members who strive to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.
Boston, MA: On March 22, 2016, Boston Toastmasters held its Spring 2016 International Speech and Table Topics Contests. Kendra K. emerged as the winner of the International Speech Contest, and Munirah M. earned first place in the Table Topics Contest. Both contestants delivered passionate and entertaining speeches. Kendra and Munirah will move on to compete in the Area 82 competition on April 26th from 7-9 pm at Sun Life Insurance in Wellesley. Full calendar details are available here.
About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.
Boston, MA: Always wondered what goes on at a Boston Toastmasters meeting but never had the chance to come check it out? Come join us for our Spring Open House on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 6:15 pm, 635 Commonwealth Ave. Boston University Sargent College Building Room 102!
Our Open House is an opportunity for guests and members alike to come together to experience a Boston Toastmasters meeting from beginning to end. This event is intended to give prospective new members a chance to understand and experience the unique and fun environment that BTM offers, all while meeting new people, hearing inspiring speeches and even participating in activities. If you or someone you know has been thinking of attending but hasn’t been able to make it yet, this event is the perfect time and place to make it happen! Attendees will also have a chance to meet and greet club officers and other current members to ask questions, share thoughts, etc.
This year’s Open House on March 1st is particularly special because our club will also be celebrating our 45th Anniversary—and another year of achieving President’s Distinguished Club status—with a delicious potluck. Members and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy various home-cooked dishes and light refreshments while listening, learning, participating and having fun in a friendly and exciting environment. If you are either a member or guest and would like to offer to bring a dish for the potluck, please contact Ally Dunn at [email protected]
Chartered in 1971, Boston Toastmasters is one of the oldest Toastmasters clubs in Massachusetts. Throughout the years times have changed, and with them Boston Toastmasters. In fact, things looked dire for the club in the spring of 2011, when membership had fallen to just six individuals. However, with a new website and hard work from the club’s leaders, the group rallied—and grew exponentially. Just five years later, membership stands at 84 club members—one of the largest clubs in the US. Club initiatives like the Race to CC, the Leadership Accelerator Program, Role Raffle, Summer Picnic, Club Officer Training, Toastx, and Evaluation Workshop set it apart from thousands of other Toastmasters chapters in the US. As it nears the half-century mark, Boston Toastmasters continues to embrace new technology and approaches to help it fulfill the Toastmasters mission: 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.
We hope you will join us on March 1st, 2016 at our Open House and 45th Anniversary Celebration!