Welcome to Encinitas Toastmasters

Encinitas Toastmasters meets every Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Encinitas Country Day School:

3616 Manchester Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024

"We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human - and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs."

John P. Kotter

Visitors are always welcome free of charge to observe a meeting or two, and will be offered the opportunity to speak briefly if they choose. If you have any questions or comments about our meetings, you can email our club president Michelle Neisler or you can leave an e-mail at this site and we will respond. 

We hope to see you soon!

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Did you know that public speaking is the number one fear in North America? The second greatest fear is death!  Encinitas Toastmasters is here to help and the ideal place for you to overcome your fear of public speaking while making friends and having fun! 

The educational program is the heart of every Toastmasters club. It provides members with a proven curriculum that develops communication and leadership skills one step at a time, with many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way. You start with the Compentent Communicator manual that takes you through a series of ten total prepared speeches (you choose topics) where you focus on a different aspect of speaking with each speech, including organizing your speech, vocal variety, body gestures, using visual aids, etc. After completing this first manual, you will have learned the tools of public speaking and be more confident and comfortable with speaking in front of a group.

During our weekly meetings, we have a standard agenda and all members are encouraged to sign up online for a different role each week, giving everyone an opportunity to speak and practice listening at each meeting. Guests do not need to speak, but are given the opportunity to do during our Table Topics section.

Being a member of Toastmasters International involves more than just showing up at meetings and giving a speech now and then. Membership in Encinitas Toastmasters is about being part of a friendly, supportive group who provide a safe, comfortable place to practice and improve communication and leadership skills.  The more you practice, the more comfortable you will become with speaking in front of any audience.  We welcome guests and new members each week, looking forward to seeing you here!