Toastmasters Club 280 Public Speaking Torrance CA.It All Starts With One Speech


Ralph Smedley founded Toastmasters on October 22, 1924 in Santa Ana, CA. Club number 1 still exists today as the first official club of Toastmasters International.

SOUTH BAY TOASTMASTERS - CLUB 280 South Bay Club 280 was chartered on September 20, 1944. We are one of the longest established clubs in the world and one of the largest Toastmaster clubs in the Los Angeles area. Our meetings are well attended, ranging from 15 to 20 members and guests every week.

  • Learn to communicate more effectively
  • Become a better listener
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Increase your leadership potential
  • Become more successful in your career
  • Build your ability to motivate and persuade
  • Reach your professional and personal goals
  • Increase your self confidence

Our weekly meetings follow a timed agenda and is broken up in two sections. We encourage guests to arrive 10-15 minutes early for proper introductions. Meetings run for two hours, starting at 7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.
Below is a breakdown of the meeting:

7:00 - Commence meeting (Pledge & Officer Reports)
7:10 - Introduce Toastmaster of the Evening
7:15 - Part 1: Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking))
7:50 - Review Future Agendas
8:00 - Break
8:10 - Part 2: Prepared Speeches (3 speakers)
8:30 - Evaluations (3 evaluators)
8:40 - Winners Announced
8:50 - Toastmaster returns control to President
9:00 - Meeting Adjourned


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