Toastmasters International is the world’s largest and most effective self-improvement program for leadership and better communications, and also one of the least expensive. Each week, there are a couple of prepared speeches given by our members. They decide the topic and approach they will speak on, but each project has specific educational goals. Speakers receive evaluations from other members about their strengths, and specific suggestions for how to overcome weaknesses. There is also a weekly competition on impromptu speaking, or speaking off-the-cuff. Leadership is learned when members focus together to conduct efficient, on-task, timely meetings that satisfy the group goals without trampling on the rights of the individual.
Local Toastmasters Meetings:
Except for holidays, the Kalispell Toastmasters meet every Wednesday from noon to 1:00 pm at First Montana Bank, 85 N. Main Street, immediately north of the Pizza Hut.
The North Valley Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 7-8 am at the Whitefish Community Center on East 2nd Street.
The Bigfork Toastmasters meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, at noon in the lower level of Bethany Lutheran Church.
Columbia Falls Speaks meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at noon in the City Council chambers.
The Tobacco Valley Toastmasters meet every Tuesday at noon at the Glacier Bank on Dewey Avenue in Eureka.