Karlstad International Toastmasters (KIT)
Club number 1484589, Area 04, Division G.
Karlstad International Toastmasters is a club where we can enjoy learning the art of public speaking in a supportive environment, where you can also build your self-confidence, and where you enjoy the experience.
Our members come from all walks of life and practice their communication and leadership skills together, for business, public service, recreation, personal development, and for fun!
All meetings are in English – But you don’t have to be a native English speaker to join!
Our regular meetings are held every second Tuesday (on odd weeks) between 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm (18:00 – 20:00).
We start with a short mingle. Refreshments are served during the break.
The meeting itself takes about 1,5 hours and contains both prepared speeches and short impromtu speeches.
The meeting address is:
652 25 Karlstad
Tel: 054 – 10 21 40
There is a door code which you will be given when you register as a guest or member.
Guests are most welcome to attend meetings – free of charge, no obligation. You are always assured of a very warm welcome. Please contact us first so we know that you are coming to visit us.
To contact the club, please send an email to Karlstad International Toastmasters club or call Annika Nordlund, +46 (0)708-13 63 69.
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A little more about us…
Karlstad International Toastmasters club
Is a member of Toastmasters International and the District 59 European Toastmasters.
Karlstad International Toastmasters club was founded in May 2010 and chartered in October 2010. The club has many Swedish members but also other nationalities. It is a truly international environment. All meetings are in English – But you don’t have to be a native English speaker to join!
The Toastmasters Vision:
Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, giving them the courage to change.
The Toastmasters Mission:
Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.
Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women Learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking — vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.
What’s in it for you? Do I need this?
Whether you’re a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you have chosen. You’ll comfortably give and receive constructive evaluation. If you already have some or all of these skills, you will enhance them at Toastmasters. We all need it!
How Toastmasters works
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 every second or third week for about an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice:
Meetings usually begin with a short business session which helps members learn meeting procedures, followed by a Thought of the Day.
Giving impromptu speeches
Members present one-to two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics, so called Table Topics.
Presenting prepared speeches
Three or more members present speeches based on projects from the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program manuals. Projects cover such topics as speech organization, voice, language, gestures and persuasion.
Offering constructive evaluation
Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.
The tools you use
When joining a Toastmasters club, each new member receives a variety of manuals and resources on speaking. Members also have access to other books as well as audio and video cassettes on speaking and leading. They also receive the award-winning The Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that offers the latest insights on speaking and leadership techniques.
A Toastmaster’s Promise
- As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise
- To attend all club meetings regularly
- To prepare all of my speeches to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Communications and Leadership Program manual or the Advanced Communications and Leadership Program manuals
- To willingly prepare for and fulfil meeting assignments
- To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive criticism
- To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow
- To willingly serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so
- To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy
- To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers
- To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs
- To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities