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Do you want to feel empowered to develop Communication and Leadership skills?

Do you want greater self-confidence?

Is personal growth on your wish list for this year?

Do you value Integrity, Service, Respect and Excellence?

Welcome to TM Fonske Leuven and see you at one of our meetings.

Who are we?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmaster Fonske Leuven was started as a club of Toastmaster International in 2010.

The mission of the club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The envisioned future is to be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.

The club is open to all and currently has more than 30 members with diverse nationalities and varied professional backgrounds. The club is bi-lingual and allows members to give speeches both in English and Dutch..

What do we do?

The Club gathers twice every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 19:30 hrs, normally at Café Tempo. (. Sometimes we have another location, so always check our agenda and send an email so we can provide you with the correct information).

4-5 members, also called Toastmasters, give prepared speeches moderated by the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening. Every speech is a progression in series of projects chosen from one of the Education manuals. These speeches last 7-10 minutes. After the prepared speeches, we have a break and a drink. We start the beginning of the second half with the evaluations of the speeches, given by other members of the club. The speakers get feedback about their speech in a constructive manner, helping them improve as they progress.

The Toastmaster Education program comprises two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive; members could participate in both at the same time and progress through each track by completing a series of manuals that contain projects and evaluation guides. There are many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way. At the end of evening, there are Table-topics sessions, where a Table-topics master invites select members- including guests to give an impromptu speech about a theme.

Do we give public speaking workshops?

If your organisation wants our members to give a workshop about public speaking, you can always email us. We will ask our members if they are willing to do this and put you in contact with them.