San Francisco Downtown Toastmasters
We are a San Francisco-based Toastmasters club focused on helping our members reach their public speaking, communication and leadership goals
Guests and new members are always welcome!
Trusted since 1936
“Once we accept our limits,
we go beyond them.”
― Albert Einstein
When & Where
Every Monday of each month
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Virtual meetings for the foreseeable future
How does Toastmasters work?
We are a club within Toastmasters International and follow a proven meeting structure to improve our skills.
In a typical meeting, we have 3 main sections:
Table Topics (impromptu speaking for members and guests)
Evaluations of prepared speeches
Typical roles in each meeting:
Toastmaster: leads the meeting, introduces meeting theme, guests, and Prepared Speakers
Prepared Speaker: every speaker is a role model and club members learn from their speeches
Table Topics Master: helps meeting attendees develop their impromptu speaking skills
General Evaluator: evaluates the entire meeting and introduces each of the Evaluators
Evaluator: provides verbal and written feedback to meeting speakers
Timer: times speeches and table topics impromptu speaking
Ah Counter: notes any overused words and filler words
Grammarian: helps club members improve their grammar and vocabulary
2023 VP of Membership. Still improving 1% each day. That's 365% per year thanks to this club. 3 years = 1095%.
Outside of Toastmasters, Maria does UX content strategy things in the healthcare tech space. Happy to connect with anyone and everyone about all things healthcare tech, racket sports, comedy, and broccoli.
Our current president of the club, a trusting leader who strives to make this club thrive, despite all the zoom fatigue
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Yes! the next distinguished member is you!
Just come to visit us, join the club, and participate actively 💪