About our Club

Welcome to Paris La Défense Toastmasters: Your (exclusively English-speaking) public speaking club in the financial and business district of Paris.

We’re part of Toastmasters International: the organization that offers you a place to learn how to formulate, express, and sell your ideas with confidence.

5 ways Toastmasters can help you:

  1. Become comfortable speaking in front of large or small groups
  2. Plan, structure, and express your thoughts and ideas clearly
  3. Develop your critical thinking skills
  4. Receive constructive and structured feedback to progress further
  5. Practice speaking in different contexts so that you’re prepared no matter the situation

But wait – there’s more:

The Toastmasters experience also helps you develop your leadership skills. On top of your Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Speaker, you also get the Guide to Becoming a Better Leader, which lets you practice skills from time management to team building. Once you’ve completed these programs, you can continue onto the Advanced programs.

How does Toastmasters Paris La Défense work?

Our online Toastmaster club meetings take place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday where we open our doors at 6.45 pm, start at 7.00 pm (CEST) and finish around 9.00 pm (CEST).

The meetings are typically structured as follows:

  • Introductions
    • Grammarian and the Word of the Day
    • Timekeeper
  • Prepared speeches
  • Evaluations of the prepared speeches
  • Impromptu speaking, also known as Table Topics
  • Feedback from the Grammarian and General Evaluator
  • Announcements
    • Best speaker, evaluator, and Table topic
    • Future events

Interested in joining? Subscribe to our Meetup group and sign up to our next meeting!

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 364,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,200 clubs in 145 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Paris La Défense Toastmasters is an English-language club. We welcome both members and guests whatever their level! Our main goal is to be able to communicate together!

This Club is part of District 59, Division A & Area 6