The Renaissance Speakers, in Hollywood, CA., is an educational and training club that focuses on leadership, public speaking and especially having a good time. The group meets at Celebrity Centre International every Sunday morning from 9:00am to noon.
The Renaissance Speakers is a world-renown, award-winning club that is part of Toastmasters International, which is a global education and training association, “Where leaders are made.”
For nearly a century, Toastmasters has been helping women and men of every background, education level and economic standing to develop the competency they need to become effective communicators and inspired leaders.
Renaissance Speakers are united by a spirit of camaraderie and fun that underlies the training and educational purposes of the club.
There are three main parts to a Toastmasters meeting.
Number one, every week, members are called upon to provide short impromptu talks on subjects that are given to them just before they take the stage. This is truly an exercise in “thinking on your feet!” Although this can be challenging, it’s also a fun and entertaining part of each week’s get-together.
Prepared speeches are the second element of each Renaissance Speakers meeting and members select their own topics to present, while they work through educational training manuals provided by Toastmasters International, which focus on specific public speaking skills.
The third most important part of each meeting is the coaching, or positive evaluation of each of the prepared speeches. In this section, the speakers, and in fact, all the members of the audience, benefit from the presentation and public speaking tips provided by the coaches, based upon the Toastmasters training manuals.
Whether one is brand-new to public speaking, or an experienced – but untrained speaker – one’s confidence and effectiveness can be improved by learning and practicing the fundamental components of professional public communications.
Join us any Sunday morning from 9:00am to noon to see what we’re about. There is no charge for parking and guests can attend for free. Members pay a nominal semi-annual fee to participate on an ongoing basis.
Finally, the main thing that you’ll take away from your Renaissance Speakers visit, is that this is a warm, welcoming and friendly group, that loves to laugh and have fun. In fact, there are many members who participate for no more than the good times and friendships that are developed through the Renaissance Speakers.
Come visit us this Sunday. And we’ll help put a smile on your face!