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Leiden Toastmasters Club A public speaking club dedicated to improving all-round communication skills as a speaker and a leader, in a supportive environment. You are welcome to join us!

Terrified of speaking in public? Want to take your communications to the next level? Leiden Toastmasters is the place to be! Leiden Toastmasters club offers you the opportunity to practice public speaking in a supportive, fun and encouraging environment. Through regular practice, you will not only learn to handle natural nervousness and fear, but you will also develop the presentation skills necessary to confidently communicate your message anywhere and everywhere. You will become a more competent speaker at work, school, in your hobbies or any other important aspect of your life. The Toastmasters approach consists of three main elements: public speaking, leadership development and evaluation. As a member, you will give speeches that help you explore different aspects of good presentation skills. At each meeting, time is allotted to practice impromptu speaking as well. Leadership skills are encouraged through rotating meeting- and club-leadership roles. Finally, members learn how to effectively give and receive feedback. Toastmasters International started in the US in 1924 with the goal of helping people become more comfortable in front of an audience. Since then, thousands of club chapters have been founded around the world, both community-based and corporate-sponsored clubs. The first Toastmasters club in the Netherlands started in 2002, and today there are 17 clubs in cities and companies across the country. Our meetings are on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Buddha's restaurant in Leiden. Start: 20:00 sharp Mail us at [email protected]

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28/12/2020

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Online Speaking WorkshopOn 10 November, Tuesday from  20.00 - 22.00 we are having an online Speaking Workshop by Carsten...
06/11/2020

Online Speaking Workshop

On 10 November, Tuesday from 20.00 - 22.00 we are having an online Speaking Workshop by Carsten Wendt, a Toastmaster in Belgium who has done quite well in online contests. See more about him on his website: https://www.carstenwendt.com. The workshop is via zoom. Guests and toastmasters are welcome to join! We look forward to a big group!

For more details please email [email protected].

The Leiden Toastmasters board met today evening to organise and discuss club business! It was good to catch up.. Looking...
05/11/2020

The Leiden Toastmasters board met today evening to organise and discuss club business! It was good to catch up.. Looking forward to the virtual toastmaster meeting on Tuesday!!!

Tomorrow the Leiden Toastmasters meet again for a virtual meeting! The theme of the meeting is prejudice about tattoos. ...
12/10/2020

Tomorrow the Leiden Toastmasters meet again for a virtual meeting! The theme of the meeting is prejudice about tattoos. Interested in improving your public speaking? Feel free to reach out to us, guests are always welcome for our meetings!

Leiden Toastmasters is holding another online meeting 8th Sept. Visitors are most welcome. Which background will you cho...
30/08/2020

Leiden Toastmasters is holding another online meeting 8th Sept. Visitors are most welcome. Which background will you choose this time?

15/07/2020

Congratulations to Jaap for receiving the prestigious Presidential Citation Award! This citation is presented to members who have shown continued support and dedication to Toast Masters International. Jaap recently received the award from President Deepak Menon, following recommendations from friends and colleagues that worked with him at TM over the years. Gefeliciteerd Jaap!

Looking forward to this evening's Leiden Toast Masters online meeting. To get us in the mood for the vacations the topic...
14/07/2020

Looking forward to this evening's Leiden Toast Masters online meeting. To get us in the mood for the vacations the topic is 'Summer Holiday Season' We have 3 speeches and a fun table topics session to practice impromptu speaking.

Changing of the guard at the end of June with a new TM board taking over from last year's board. A big thank you to @the...
03/07/2020

Changing of the guard at the end of June with a new TM board taking over from last year's board. A big thank you to @thechipperoo for hosting the evening.

Joining an online Toastmaster meeting has many benefits. You can practice your speaking skills in a safe environment and...
03/06/2020

Joining an online Toastmaster meeting has many benefits. You can practice your speaking skills in a safe environment and have fun at the same time!
You are welcome to join us, we meet on zoom every second Tuesday of the month.

https://toastmasters.nl/en/tm-clubs/leiden-toastmasters

Yesterday we had our first online Toastmasters meeting. It was a lot of fun and a great experience! We all learned a lot...
25/03/2020

Yesterday we had our first online Toastmasters meeting. It was a lot of fun and a great experience! We all learned a lot and we found out what a great time this is to learn new things. This is the perfect way to practice online presenting, webinar skills and managing conference calls. Out of everything comes something good!
You are welcome to join us as a guest. Feel free to contact us. Let’s connect!
For info please mail us at [email protected]
Next Online meeting: Tuesday March 31, 20:00 🕗

#Leiden #toastmasters
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15/03/2020

Toastmasters Leiden will start with online meetings
on Zoom. News will follow soon in your email.
There will be no meeting at Buddha’s on the 24th.

This Tuesday was our Speaker and Table Topic Contest! Congratulations to everybody who participated and applause for the...
16/02/2020

This Tuesday was our Speaker and Table Topic Contest! Congratulations to everybody who participated and applause for the winners! 👏 🥇🥈🥉

11/01/2020

The first meeting of Leiden Toastmasters this year will be on Tuesday january 14, 20:00 at Buddha's Restaurant, Botermarkt, Leiden.
You can join us as a guest, you're welcome!

=== www.toastmasters.nl/clubs/leiden-toastmasters

De eerste meeting van Leiden Toastmasters in het nieuwe jaar is op dinsdag 14 januari, 20:00 uur op de Botermarkt bij Buddha's Restaurant.
Wil je te gast zijn, je bent welkom!

#Leiden #Toastmasters

Leiden Toastmasters Club
27/12/2019

Leiden Toastmasters Club

🎄 Happy Holidays! 🌟This Friday was our annual Christmas party, there was a lot of fun and good food! Thank you all for c...
16/12/2019

🎄 Happy Holidays! 🌟
This Friday was our annual Christmas party, there was a lot of fun and good food! Thank you all for coming and for everyone who could not make it: See you next year! 🎁

Our last meeting of 2019 will be on Tuesday December 17, 20:00 at Buddhas Restaurant, Nieuwe Rijn, Leiden 🎄Guests are we...
15/12/2019

Our last meeting of 2019 will be on Tuesday December 17, 20:00 at Buddhas Restaurant, Nieuwe Rijn, Leiden 🎄
Guests are welcome! For more information please visit our website: www.toastmasters.nl/clubs/leiden-toastmasters

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12. If you would like to join us as a guest, feel free to come! Just send an em...
09/11/2019
Leiden Toastmasters – Toastmasters Nederland

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12. If you would like to join us as a guest, feel free to come! Just send an email or DM.
www.toastmasters.nl/clubs/leiden-toastmasters

Leiden ToastmastersVoertaalEngelsClubdageniedere 2e en 4e dinsdag van de maand (check agenda voor juiste datum)Tijdenvanaf 19:30LocatieBuddha’s Restaurant Botermarkt 20 2231 EN LeidenTM Site Social Media Welkom, je bent aangekomen op de pagina van de Leiden Toastmasters Club. Waarschijnlijk is...

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25/10/2019

Leiden Toastmasters Club's cover photo

Our next meeting at Leiden Toastmasters is on Tuesday the 29th of October. This month has 5 Tuesdays, and therefore ther...
24/10/2019

Our next meeting at Leiden Toastmasters is on Tuesday the 29th of October. This month has 5 Tuesdays, and therefore there is an extra meeting. More fun! If you would like to join us as a guest, just send us a message, you are welcome!
www.toastmasters.nl/clubs/leiden-toastmasters

Our member Arjan has completed the competent communication manual by giving all the required 10 speeches. On behalf of L...
25/09/2019

Our member Arjan has completed the competent communication manual by giving all the required 10 speeches. On behalf of Leiden Toastmasters we congratulate him with this great achievement. Well done Arjan! 🏆

Our member Maarten has completed the competent communication manual by giving all the required 10 speeches. On behalf of...
25/07/2019

Our member Maarten has completed the competent communication manual by giving all the required 10 speeches. On behalf of Leiden Toastmasters we congratulate him with this great achievement! 👍

Last Saturday took place the Division E speech content in Breda. Congratulations to Markwin van Veelen for the third pla...
16/04/2019

Last Saturday took place the Division E speech content in Breda. Congratulations to Markwin van Veelen for the third place in the Dutch speech content and to all the winners, who are going to represent our division in Marseille on 12 May!
Thank you to all the organisers and also to Scott William Blick and Piyuesh for holding such great workshops!

Yesterday the Area E1 Public Speaking and Evaluation contest took place in The Hague. Our club was represented by Markwi...
17/03/2019

Yesterday the Area E1 Public Speaking and Evaluation contest took place in The Hague. Our club was represented by Markwin van Veelen in the English speech, Dutch speech and Dutch evaluation contests
and by Reinhardt Smit, who competed in the English evaluation contest.

Big congratulations to Markwin for getting the second place in the Dutch speech and evaluation contests and making it to the Division contest, which is going to take place on 13 April in Breda.

We hope to see you there!
#toastmastersinternational #toastmasters #thehague #areaspeechcontest

Do you still wonder, where Toastmasters can take you? Read how the Toastmasters training helped Lauren to accomplish her...
06/03/2019

Do you still wonder, where Toastmasters can take you? Read how the Toastmasters training helped Lauren to accomplish her TEDx Talk dream and visit us on Tuesday evening!
#publicspeaking #toastmasters

Lauren Parsons shares how her Toastmasters training played an instrumental role in helping her dream come true on the TEDx stage. Lauren’s speech, “Snack on Exercise: Boost Your Brain, Body and Mood,” was a success after her Toastmasters preparation. In this article she offers practical advice for those who dream of speaking from the red dot.
http://bit.ly/TI_SnackOnThis
#toastmasters #nationalsnackday #tedx #tedtalk

The winnersDuring our Club Contest on february 12th, we had a total of 3 prepared contest speeches and 7 evaluations. Fo...
14/02/2019

The winners

During our Club Contest on february 12th, we had a total of 3 prepared contest speeches and 7 evaluations. For the English Evaluation Contest, Kristina was so kind to come all the way from The Hague Toastmasters to give the key speech. She is a former member of Leiden Toastmasters, a better start as a Toastmaster isn't possible, of course. ;)

Many thanks to everyone that put in time and effort; the contestants, evaluation key speakers, judges, timer, counters and chief judge. Without all your active partication it's not possible.

The winners:

International Speech Contest: 1) Markwin 2) Iva
Dutch Speech Contest: 1) Markwin
English Evaluation Contest: 1) Reinhardt 2) Markwin 3) Bruce
Dutch Evaluation Contest: 1) Markwin 2) Saeed

Theme of last meeting was "The law of attraction" which is all about energy. If you are negative, you will attract negat...
25/01/2019

Theme of last meeting was "The law of attraction" which is all about energy. If you are negative, you will attract negative situations. If you are positive and do positive you will attract positive things. It's not what you say, it's about who you are inside. You can try yourself by thinking you will have a nearby parkingspot and truly believe this. By think and act not to forget you can manifest many things even to be a great speaker. Looking forward to your examples.

To feel confident when you need to present there are certain tricks for your mind and one of them is wear your favorite ...
21/01/2019

To feel confident when you need to present there are certain tricks for your mind and one of them is wear your favorite piece of clothing that makes you feel great.

Our new member HendrikJan did his first speech called "The Icebreaker" . The first speech to break the ice of the journe...
10/01/2019

Our new member HendrikJan did his first speech called "The Icebreaker" . The first speech to break the ice of the journey to become a confident speaker. In our club we have chosen as gift for the icebreaker speech the toastmasters notebook. He received this from our Boardmember Arjan after his speech.
HendrikJan congratulations and we are looking forward to your next speeches.

Leiden Toastmasters Club wishes you a happy 2019 and a lot of speech opportunities.Every day is a day to practice public...
31/12/2018

Leiden Toastmasters Club wishes you a happy 2019 and a lot of speech opportunities.
Every day is a day to practice public speaking.

When you join Toastmasters you don`t only learn speaking skills but you will have fun as well such as the yearly christm...
23/12/2018

When you join Toastmasters you don`t only learn speaking skills but you will have fun as well such as the yearly christmas party at Jaap and Celestes home. We are a real toastmaster family. Last saturday a lot of members came together and played a present game, a lot of fun with the famous musical chairs and as highlight of the evening a real workshop to make a christmass tree out of balloons by our own balloonartist and member and owner of the Ballonschool . Thank you Jaap and Celeste for your hospitality and Olena for organizing and all the members who made the wonderfull evening.

Almost  2018 is behind us and tuesday we had our last meeting this year. It was a special evening as it was almost cance...
21/12/2018

Almost 2018 is behind us and tuesday we had our last meeting this year. It was a special evening as it was almost canceled as not many people had planned to come.

This was a challenge for the toastmaster role of that evening. She finally managed to get all roles filled. Great job and one of the roles was the table topic master role. Which means speak unprepared. Sandra did and was very well prepared for her role as she created all ballon creations in the theme of the evening with a question. Last but not least the grammarian choose the word reflection which is always a nice thing to do at year end. Reflect back to the previous year to see which moments you experienced, beautifull or sad. Did you achieved your goals. In one word it was great evening again even with such a small group. Let start in the new year with all members being available.

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Welcome, you arrived to the Leiden Toastmasters Club homepage. Probably, this is because Leiden is the closest location from your home, work or educational institution. You made a good choice, as Leiden is a beautiful city with its canals and long history.

Maybe you are a student, as Leiden is the city where also our King Willem Alexander spent his University time. Maybe you come from abroad to work for a couple of years in a different country. In any case, you probably want to explore something new, learn, grow yourself and possibly also practice your English language skills. Our club consists of similar profiles, while we have native Dutch speaking members too.

Whatever your background or your age is, you are always welcome to explore, express and engage with our existing members. We have so many different profiles coming from different countries, speaking all kinds of languages, having diverse backgrounds: from personal coaches to programmers, and from business people to academics and artists. This makes our club culture truly dynamic and we are sure you will fit in as well.

Our club creates leaders and speakers, no matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert. Everyone can learn and develop such skills. Our members and alumni range from beginners giving their first public speech, up to a TEDx award-winning keynote speakers. What they all have in common is that they have a dream and they work towards achieving that dream – and so can you. The more you get surrounded with people with the same ambition and passion, the more likely the dream becomes reality.

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hi people, me & my girlfriend are coming to Leiden on 09 October, we are finding one host who can let us to stay for a night as next morning we have plans to travel Hague & delft. Is there any kind soul in Leiden who can host us..😊
Rise and Shine A workshop on how vocal training, physical movement and theatre principles can help to communicate your message. Exercises for this afternoon are about:  relaxation  breathing  vocal training (vowels, articulation and sounds)  singing (in canon and a capella)  physical direction and speed  imagination (theatrical law: the as-if principle)  improvisation  working with short texts (individually, in small groups) Caroline Zantonique has been teaching drama for nearly thirty years now. From young children to seniors, in schools, theatre groups and companies. She strongly believes that the body is the main instrument of the actor. That is why she always includes vocal and physical exercises. It will help to communicate your message even better. If a person is willing to try, he will always make a step forward. The progress is of course an individual one, since we are not all on the same level when we start the workshop. She will do her utmost to create a pleasant atmosphere where people are encouraged to take that next step. And there is always time for a laugh. This workshop requires an active attitude from all the participants. When 7 July 2018 Start 12:00 Where Het Gebouw Arubapad 2 2315 VA Leiden This workshop is open for all members of Leiden Toastmasters. Please register your attendance at easySpeak :
Short reminder: the next TM meeting will take place next Tuesday on 31st of October because there are 5 Tuesdays in October. It will be a speech marathon!
Join us tomorrow, 24th October, in Buddha's to our regular TM meeting. We have 4 speeches, table topics and drinks after the meeting. If you are like me - not giving a speech, just enjoy learning something new. It's like reading 4 books on 4 different topics! At the end of the meeting you will be so energized that sleeping will be a waste of time!