About North Bay Toastmasters

North Bay Toastmasters is a member of the Toastmasters International Organization.

The mission of the club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which it turn foster
self-confidence and personal growth.

This is a club, chartered in 2003.

Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Our new location is in the common room of Emmanuel Village apartments at 385 Lakeshore Drive North Bay, ON (right across from Value Village). If coming by bus, the bus stop is right out in front of the building. If coming from downtown by car, turn right at the light at Marshall Avenue and then your first left is William Street. Go down William Street and you will see the Emmanuel Church parking lot on your left. Park on that lot and enter through the small door to the far left of the main church doors. There are Toastmasters signs on the door. Just go through and to your left into the apartment building and the common room is straight ahead.

Guests are welcome.

For membership information individuals may contact Lori Lee Michaud email
VP Membership.

Media are invited to contact Joanna Liritzis email VP Education for additional information.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.

The first Toastmasters Club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others more effectively. More clubs were formed and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a world wide reality. Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking-vital skills that promote self-actialization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contributed to the betterman of mankind.

Upon joining the club, member's progress through a series of 10 speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.When finished with the basic speech manual, members can select from among 15 advanced programs to develop speaking skills that are geared to meet specific personal and professional goals.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters club. Instead, members evaluate one another's oral presentations. This evaluation process is an integral component of the overall program. Besides taking turns delivering prepared speeches and evaluating those of other members. Toastmasters gives impromptu talks on assigned subjects, usually related to current events. They also develop listening skills, contact meetings and learn parliamentary procedure.

For more information about Toastmasters International, please contact their website: http://www.toastmasters.org.

We encourage anyone wishing to join our club to first join us as a guest and the to sign up at the end of the meeting.

The names "Toastmasters International", "Toastmasters" and the Toastmasters International emblem are trade marks protected in the United States, Canada and other countries where Toastmasters exist. Unauthorized use is prohibited.