The Confident Speakers Toastmasters Club of Palm Desert has been helping desert residents to improve their communication, speaking and leadership ability since 1980. Through a fun, social, learn by doing approach, members help each other to grow and become the best they can possibly be. We are a local club affiliated with Toastmasters International founded in 1924 and are one of over 15,000 clubs worldwide.
What is the World Championship of Public Speaking?
The World Championship of Public Speaking is the final round of Toastmasters annual International Speech Contest. The contest starts with over 30,000 Toastmasters competing at clubs around the globe. Then it continues through the Area, Division, District and Semi-Finals until only 10 speakers remain. The 10 finalist give their speeches at the annual convention in […]
First Open House 2019!
Join us on Wednesday February 13, 2019 from 6:15 pm -8 pm. For an enjoyable evening with food and beverages. As we improve our leadership skills with a friendly, fun and supportive group. Anyone can dramatically improve their ability to communicate with confidence in any situation if they regularly attend a Confident Speakers Toastmasters Club […]
International Speech Contest 2019! Are you ready?
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Dear Confident Speakers, Our club’s annual speech contest will be held this March. There will be a prepared speech contest and an evaluation contest. Winners at […]
Write the speech your audience fondly remembers
Our club President Don Shapiro recently gave a speech on how to write a speech. He followed that up by writing a mini book on how to write a great speech you can read by clicking on the link below. This how-to book reflects what Don has learned after writing thousands of speeches and his […]
A Toastmaster club is made up of a group of members who perform a variety of roles during a typical meeting. These roles rotate throughout the membership so every member experiences a wide variety of communication and leadership roles. We explain all the roles so you can see how a meeting works and all the things you would be involved with as a member.
Our latest group photo
Our most recent group photo. There are a few members who didn’t attend that night but this gives a good idea about us.
A typical meeting
This is how a typical meeting looks. We sit in a U so everyone has a front row seat and can see each other. This promotes better connection and communication. It really helps our speakers learn how to make eye contact and work an audience.
Will the real Agatha Christie please stand up
Pia dresses up as Agatha Christie to give a talk about Agatha’s life. Will the real Agatha Christie please stand up!
No Meeting Wednesday August 19th due to President Debate
So our members can watch the final President Debate, there will be no meeting on Wednesday, October 19th. Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th for our Halloween themed meeting with a pot luck dinner that starts at 6 pm. Come in costume if you dare!