Lausanne International Toastmasters Club

Our mission: 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.

What makes our club special?

  1. Member diversity: Our club is composed of students, expats, coaches, engineers, writers, … which translates into a rich variety of speech topics and nourishing intercultural exchanges.
  2. Exceptional location: Conveniently located in the center of Lausanne, our meetings are easily accessible by public transport or by car (with parking areas nearby).

Curious? Come and visit us for free!

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Sign up for Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 7:30 PM

COVID-note: Currently our meetings are hybrid, meaning you can attend in person OR online. (To attend in person a Covid Certificate is required and will be checked.) Contact us to receive the link and password to attend online.

How does it work?

Our club consists of 30+ members who meet biweekly. A meeting normally lasts around 90 minutes (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM). The agenda goes as follows:

  1. We start with 3 prepared speeches: our members present speeches of usually 5-7 minutes that are prepared in advance according to their current progress in the educational programme. Each speech is followed by one minute of silent feedback.
  2. We continue with Table Topics: an exercise of impromptu speaking where participants are asked to elaborate for 1-2 minutes on a topic.
  3. We have a short break to chat and to get to know each other.
  4. We conclude with 3 evaluations: each prepared speech receives a personal evaluation by one of our members, which gives everyone an opportunity to learn from each other.

One thing that you’ll love at Toastmasters meetings is the applause. At first, you’ll be applauded for your effort; later you’ll be applauded for your skill.

Our meetings take place at Rue Caroline, 16. It’s close to the Ours Metro (M2) station, or if you come by car, you can park at the Coop Caroline car park (it’s accessible at all hours).

Rue Caroline 16, Lausanne 1003

You are welcome to attend three meetings without any obligation to become a member, nor at any cost. You don’t even need to call first… just turn up and enjoy the evening! After three meetings as a guest, we will ask you if you would like to become a member.