Mansion Toastmasters was established in 2001 at Paletta Mansion in Burlington, Ontario.
We are a vibrant group, dedicated to improving our public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and motivational environment.
Mansion Toastmasters recently moved to a new home – the Rotary Youth Centre in Burlington’s Central Park. Please feel free to join us on any Wednesday evening. Mansion Toastmasters meetings start at 7:30 sharp, so please plan on arriving 15 minutes early. We look forward to meeting you!
Have you heard about Toastmasters but are not sure what to expect? Guests are welcome to attend three meetings without fee or obligation. If, after being our guest, you feel that Toastmasters is for you, we would be happy to accept you as a new member.
What to expect at a meeting
- You will be greeted at the door and introduced to a member who will guide you through the evening’s events
- You will watch members speak in their assigned roles to a supportive group in a warm and relaxed environment
- Speaking roles are assigned ahead of time and we attempt to give everyone a chance to speak
- Participation is always voluntary!
- Our experience is that the more you participate, the more you will learn and improve
The proven way to help you speak and lead.
Congratulations – you’re on your way to becoming a better communicator and leader! Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need.
Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?
What’s in it for you?
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
How does it work?
The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.
Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.
Come visit us!
You won’t regret it. Toastmasters currently has more than 270,000 members in 116 countries. Our club is just one of the more than 13,000 clubs located around the world. For meeting information, please see our Contact Us page.
By learning to effectively formulate, organize and express your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success. You’ll be more capable and confident when giving presentations. You’ll be more persuasive when pitching prospective clients. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business or social functions? Motivating co-workers – or your kids?
Good leaders are good communicators
Anyone who is a strong leader has to first be an effective communicator. In Toastmasters you will hone your speaking skills, and you will develop leadership abilities – through evaluations, listening, mentoring, serving as club officers and filling roles in club meetings. You will take those leadership skills out into the world, running businesses, mentoring youths, organizing fund-raisers, coaching teams and heading up families.
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren’t born that way. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.
Toastmasters International. Where leaders are made.