Welcome to the Home of the Munich Business Speakers

Bilingual – Business Oriented – Toastmasters Club


Dear Visitor,

We are a bilingual, business oriented Toastmasters club.

We offer a supportive environment in which you can

  • learn to become comfortable speaking in public
  • experience constructive, encouraging feedback from fellow members and
  • gain valuable leadership skills

Our members become competent communicators in business, public and private life. To find our more about Toastmasters International and how the Munich Business Speakers can benefit you, go here or – even better! – come to a meeting. We look forward to welcoming you.

Speaking

Learn how to speak in public

Bilingual

English & German

Evaluation

Be evaluated and learn how to evaluate

Business

Focus on business topics and vocabulary

What moves us!

One of our goals is to maintain the vibrant life of our club and offer an insight into our activities.
On our Blog you can read what moves our members and our club.

People and Places…


Sometimes words fail us…

… so here are some impressions:

  • Places we have met and which inspired some of the most interesting speeches
  • Members in active roles during our meeting such as: Speaker, Timekeeper, Evaluators, Giving Feedback, Operating media and a wide range of supporting tasks.
  • Special guests from Toastmasters clubs all over the world
  • Members receiving awards
  • General impressions of our gatherings

10-Year Anniversary of the Munich Business Speakers

In June 2017 we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Munich Business Speakers charter.
For this we rented a special venue at the “Monopol Kinos” in Schwabing, Munich.
It was a great evening full of lively contributions from many of our members past and present.


Visit Us!


Interested in joining us?

If we got your attention, now is the time to visit us!
You are welcome to join our next meeting and get a feel for what we do. You can come as often as you want as a guest.
We usually meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. If any specials are on we will let you know.
You might even want to become a Member. What are the benefits of being a Member? See here

Next MBS Events

Munich Business Speakers Meeting

  • March 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Saarstraße 5, 80797 München, Deutschland

Diesmal wieder wie üblich im “Freiraumzentrum”. This time as usual in the “Freiraumzentrum”.

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About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders.

Better Speakers and Leaders

Toastmasters is the best way for anyone —whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree —to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations.

Joining Toastmasters

Joining a Toastmasters club is easy. A listing of clubs by geographic area can be located on the Toastmasters website at www.toastmasters.org/find. Visitors to the website can select the most convenient club, attend a meeting and apply for membership. (Applicants must be 18 or older.)
New clubs can be started with permission and assistance from Toastmasters International.


At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for approxi­mately an hour. Each meeting gives members several opportunities:


Conduct meetings

Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings

Give impromptu speeches

Members present one to two minute, impromptu speeches about assigned topics.

Present prepared speeches

Members present speeches based on projects from Toastmasters’ communication and leadership program. Projects cover topics such as speech organization, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.

Offer constructive evaluation

Every speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

Benefits

Toastmasters and Leadership

Leadership takes practice. In Toastmasters, members learn leadership skills by organizing and conducting meetings and completing projects. The projects address skills such as listening, planning, motivating, and team building and give members the opportunity to practice them. Just as Toastmasters members improve communication by speaking, they learn leadership skills by leading.

Company/Business Benefits

A company’s success depends on communication. Employees interact with their colleagues and customers to exchange ideas, messages and information. How well they communicate and share their ideas can determine whether a company grows into an industry leader or is mired in mediocrity. At a very reasonable cost, Toastmasters teaches employees to become better presenters and leaders:

  • Give better sales presentations
  • Hone their management skills
  • Work better with fellow employees
  • Develop and present ideas more effectively
  • Offer constructive criticism
  • Accept feedback more objectively

Toastmasters produces results. Around the world more than four million men and women of all ages and occupations have benefited from Toastmasters. Thousands of corporations, community groups, universities, associations and government agencies currently use the Toastmasters program.

Community Benefits

Toastmasters helps many members in their community-service activities. Using the skills developed in Toastmasters, members have become more active in business, church, service and charity organizations. Toastmasters are able to organize activities, conduct meetings and speak in public as their organizations’ representatives. Some even become active in local, state or national government.

Structure of a typical meeting

A typical meeting consists of 3 (4) parts:

Warm up

During this portion of the meeting, the program is described, followed by a joke and an elevator pitch or a speech tip. After that, “table topics” or debates allows club members and guests to practice impromptu speaking by responding to topic questions prepared by the Table Topics Master.

Prepared Speeches

In this section, assigned members practice their public speaking skills by giving a prepared presentation from one of the Communication and Leadership Program manuals. Each project in a manual has a specific objective in an area that helps members practice different speaking techniques. The objectives are designed as guidelines to help you think about the various qualities that comprise a good speech. Some members may be just starting out, while others may be more advanced. Remember, though, all Toastmasters began just as you did and, as you learn from each project, you will be able to reach and exceed what you see in your first meetings.

Evaluations

In this section, members demonstrate their listening skills and practice their evaluation skills. Assigned members will give evaluations of the prepared speeches and of the meeting as a whole. In their feedback, the evaluators outline the impression that the speaker made on them personally, highlighting positive aspects of the speech and pointing out where there is room for improvement. Good evaluations are the hallmark of good Toastmasters.

Get together

Discuss the evening and network with the members and guests over a nice cold drink.


Munich Business Speakers Special

As a business oriented club we offer our members the opportunity to give an “Elevator Pitch”.
A 30-60 second timeframe is given to practice your selling skills.


The Next Munich Business Speakers Meeting Agenda:

Please Note: The learning path the learning path described below is going to be phased out.

As of March 20th 2018, The Munich Business speakers will incorporate the new Toastmasters “Pathway” program.

For more details follow the link below:

https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview


Toastmasters provides a self-paced, focused speaking program with a supportive, experienced group of people to assist you. This mutual support will help you become more effective in several skills, including formal public presentations, individual communications, impromptu speaking situations, managing and participating in meetings, and leading and managing people.

You will achieve it through the unique Toastmasters Educational Program. The Toastmasters Educational Program is divided into two tracks – a Communication Track and a Leadership Track. Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive and you can work in both at the same time. Both also provide for specific accomplishments as seen in the Award Progression. In addition to these tracks there are several opportunities for Moving Along and in the End becoming a “Distinguished Toastmaster”

Communication Track

Beginning with projects from the Competent Communications “basic” manual, this track is dedicated to improving members speaking and listening skills.

  • Competent Communication Manual
    • The Competent Communication manual is designed to give new members a strong start in developing a core set of skills for public speaking. Each of the ten projects in this basic manual focuses on a certain aspect of speech making – from organization to delivery.
      Completion of the Competent Communication manual fulfills the requirement for the Competent Communicator or Competent Toastmaster award.
  • Advanced Communication Manuals
    • Each of the Advanced Communication Manuals challenges members to further improve their skills in a specific area of public speaking. Some manuals focus on “real life” situations such as public relations and technical briefings, while others help develop more widely applicable skills, such as humor and storytelling.
  • The better Speaker Series
    • The Better Speaker Series is a set of educational speeches on speaking-related topics. This program is usually presented during a club meeting. Included in the program are a script outlining the workshop and media.
  • Success / Communication Program
    • The Success / Communication Program is comprised of several modular programs designed to offer a higher, more comprehensive level of training for developing and improving communication skills. Each program is conducted as a workshop of one or more sessions. Every program includes a script and instructions for presenting the program.
  • Successful Club Series
    • The Successful Club Series is a set of educational speeches focused on improving the quality of club meetings, with tips on attracting and maintaining members.

Leadership Track

Beginning with projects from the Competent Leadership manual, this track focuses on developing a member’s leadership skills through a variety of Club and District activities.

  • Competent Leadership Manual
    • The Competent Leadership manual focuses on different leadership skills through ten projects, each providing the member background information and an assignment that requires serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which the aspects of that skill can be practiced.
  • Leadership Excellence Series
    • The Leadership Excellence Series is a set of programs that teach members the skills that they will need to be successful leaders inside and outside of Toastmasters.
  • Success/Leadership Program
    • The Success/Leadership Program is a program is comprised of several modules designed to offer a higher, more comprehensive level of training for developing stronger leadership skills. In addition to the presentation materials, each module also provides ample opportunity for participants to practice what they have learned.
  • High Performance Leadership Program
    • The High Performance Leadership Program is a five-project program which offers instruction and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a mission and vision, goal-setting and planning, identifying values and building a team.
  • Further Leadership Opportunities:
    • Being a Club Officer
    • Being a District Officer
    • Serving as Personal Mentor to another Toastmaster

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Benefits of Becoming a Member


While you can always join us as a Guest and participate in some activities, becoming a Member has definite benefits!

This is where you can truly start honing your speaking and leadership skills. As a Member you get instructional handbooks and media, you can give prepared speeches and receive personal feedback. You can also receive mentoring and participate in building the club experience by taking on various roles.

What does it cost to become a Member?

Membership

€12

Per Month

How do I become a Member?

Becoming a Member is easy! Fill out our Membership form and… you’re in.

To get a membership application form:

  • Ask our Vice-President Membership at the Meeting
  • Mail us (see the “Contact Us” Section)
  • Download it here

After filling out the Membership Application Form our Treasuerer will request membership dues. After receipt of Membershipdues will be registered with Toastmasters International and will receive your Handbooks and Media-Access.

  • Giving prepared speeches

    As a Member you can give speeches and presentations.

  • Personalized Feedback

    Receive feedback from dedicated evaluator and members.

  • Take on roles

    Take on various roles to advance your leadership skills.

  • Mentoring

    You get an assigned mentor to guide you through your development.

  • Handbooks and Media

    Handbooks and media enable you to achieve progressive levels of competence


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