Lyon Toastmasters Unlimited
A bilingual public speaking club made for you!

WARNING COVID-19 
The meetings are now held online on Zoom (apply HERE).
Les réunions se tiennent désormais en ligne sur Zoom (inscriptions ici).


President’s message:

From a very young age, we are asked to speak in front of an audience : from presenting climate change in 6th grade, to passing our oral exams for the BAC, to presenting our projects or thesis in college, to giving presentations at work.

All our lives we are pushed to speak in public but never taught how to speak effectively! What does this result in? People traumatized by public speaking who run away when faced with life-changing opportunities. Did you know that people’s second biggest fear after death is speaking in public?

Unfortunately (or fortunately) life goes on, regardless of your fears. You suddenly find yourself facing an opportunity where the stakes are high, and your fate solely dependent upon your ability to speak effectively (e.g.: sales pitch, job interviews, pitching your big idea, giving a toast at a wedding, speaking for your company at events, etc…).

If you have been in that situation, then you know what I’m talking about and you know you need Toastmasters.

If you haven’t been in that situation yet, trust me it’s right around the corner waiting for you. Join Toastmasters because as Whitney Young put it “Better be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than have an opportunity and not be prepared”

I hope to see you at our next meeting for the best evening of your week, guaranteed.

Le mot du président:

Dès le plus jeune âge, on nous demande de parler devant un public : de faire des exposes sur le changement climatique, de passer des épreuves à l’oral pour le BAC, de présenter nos projets durant une soutenance à l’université, à enchainer les présentations au travail.

Toute notre vie, nous sommes poussés à parler en public sans jamais nous  apprendre à le faire efficacement ! Le résultat ? Des personnes traumatisées par la prise de parole en public qui s’enfuient face aux opportunités qui pourraient changer leurs vies. Saviez-vous que la deuxième plus grande peur des gens après la mort est de parler en public?

Malheureusement (ou heureusement) la vie continue malgré vos peurs. Vous vous trouvez soudainement face à une opportunité où les enjeux sont élevés et votre destin dépend uniquement de votre capacité à parler efficacement (argumentaire de vente, entretiens d’embauche, présenter votre une idée a des investisseurs, porter un toast à un mariage, parler au nom de votre entreprise à des événements, etc…).

Si vous avez déjà été dans cette situation, vous savez de quoi je parle et comprenez que vous avez besoin de Toastmasters.

Si vous n’avez pas encore été dans cette situation, croyez-moi, elle vous attend au coin de la rue. Rejoignez Toastmasters parce que, comme Whitney Young l’a dit «Mieux vaut se préparer à une opportunité et ne pas en avoir, qu’avoir une opportunité et ne pas être préparé»

J’espère vous voir à notre prochaine réunion pour la meilleure soirée de votre semaine, c’est garanti.

Sami CHIDIAC
President
Lyon Toastmasters Unlimited

OUR CONCEPT

One of the most important concepts in our lives is speaking (verbally and non-verbally).

Being able to communicate  a message to another person or a group effectively is essential.

Unfortunately, this is a skill we don’t always have the chance to improve.
Fortunately, it can be learned, mastered and can be practiced regularly until it becomes part of you.

  • Would you like to have your ideas heard (at work or in your personal life) ?
  • Do you need preparation for interviews (in French or English) ?
  • Are you planning to become a coach or a public speaker ?
  •  Would you like to inspire people ?
  • Do you have a speech to give and want to make sure the delivery is effective ?
  • Would you like to become a better listener ?
  • Or to become a better project manager ?
  • Do you want to meet people and learn how to connect with them ?
  • Do you want to find a place where you can train your English by public speaking ?
  • To develop your leadership skills ?
  • To improve your presentation skills ? And much more…

Those are the fundamental skills you can learn and master in our club

Join us as guest to get started, and we’ll be happy to welcome you!

How does it work ? Regular bimonthly meetings.

THE MEETINGS

Our meetings are a combination of prepared speeches,

You can find the dates of the next meetings of our club here.

Our club is bilingual which means that you must speak English and French, but you choose the language you speak in.

See an example of one of our club sessions on our blog.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

THE HISTORY

Toastmasters is an international organization present in over 122 countries. It all started more than 100 years ago, when people wanted to improve their speaking skills and started to gather and deliver speeches around a toast.

And that’s how: Toastmaster was born. (http://www.toastmasters.org/)

When you join our club, you are also joining a strong and close-knit network, where you will have the opportunity to go to meetings and take part in contests all over Europe and the world.  An association where people are interested in one thing, developing their public speaking skills.

Please find here 2018’s world champion of public speaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tev43VNRIc

JOIN US !

See our calendar of meetings.

All our meetings take place from 19:00 – 21:30 on Zoom.com

JOIN US ALSO ON :

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lyontoastmasters/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lyon_toastmasters_unlimited

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Toastmasters-Lyon-Unlimited-bilingue-FR-EN/

PRICING

The club membership is € 165.00 the first year including access to Pathways, the Toastmasters teaching program.

It will cost  € 135.00 per year the following years.

There is also a discount of 10% for members who renew their membership at the end of the year for the next year.