We are a President’s Distinguished Club 2019-2023!
We’re proud to announce that our club has achieved Toastmasters International’s designation as a President’s Distinguished Club. This is the highest level of recognition that Toastmasters International gives its clubs, based on consistently achieving 9 of 10 goals in education, membership, training and administration.
We have our hybrid meetings (in-person or online for members at Office Evolution, and in person in the Summer months at Pageant Park in Los Gatos, so email us to make sure you go to the correct location.
We will then send you an emailed invoice via Square for applicable dues shortly after. Dues are $84 every 6 months and $20 as a one time New Member fee.
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment? Ignite your career? Obtain the confidence to speak up?
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
Toastmasters with give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the most enjoyable, efficient, and affordable way to obtain great communication skills.
Los Gatos Toastmasters is a social club based in Los Gatos, California USA. We practice our public speaking and leadership skills every week.
Our membership comprises of over 26 individuals from all walks-of-life seeking professional growth.
We welcome residents of Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga and surrounding San Jose/Silicon Valley Area to join us.
Our meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:30pm-7:30pm in Person and on Zoom (Hybrid) simultaneously. Members are welcome to join in person or on Zoom. We request guests visit us only via Zoom until they become a full member. Guests can attend our meetings online 2-3 times before deciding to join.
As part of the Toastmasters leadership program we also elect Club Officers that manage the club while building confidence in ourselves and our organizational skills.
Are you meeting in person?
Yes! We have been meeting at 6:30pm every Tuesday In-Person and online via Zoom SIMULTANEOUSLY. Members can attend in person at Office Evolution Los Gatos, 16185 Los Gatos Blvd #205, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Request more info and next meeting details by clicking on the Guest Form Link Below:
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. There are thousands of clubs around the world meeting every day. Some clubs are found at companies and some are open to the community like ours. Here is a great introductory quote:
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. -Toastmasters International
Can I come as a guest?
Yes! Our membership is open and growing so we encourage visitors to any of our online Zoom meetings.
I’m visiting for the first time, do I need to participate?
Visiting a club is an exciting first step in reaching your goals. There’s no need to feel pressure to participate at your first club meeting – you can simply observe if you wish. And since every club is unique, it’s OK to visit several clubs before you decide to join the right club for you. Have a great first meeting!
What’s a meeting like?
A typical Toastmasters meeting includes two to four speeches by members, evaluations & feedback of each speech, meeting role assignments & reports (such as Ah counter, Timer, Grammarian, etc.), and Table Topics (a think-fast Q&A session that guests can also participate in).
What does it cost?
Los Gatos Toastmasters collect member dues of $84 every 6 months. Dues cover Toastmasters International program and Pathways curriculum and our room rental costs. If you are a brand new member you are also charged a $20 new member fee. You only have to pay the new member fee once per lifetime so if you belong to a second club (Dual Membership) or have a lapse in membership (Reinstated Membership) you don’t need to pay the new member fee. We email Square invoices or accept checks for dues.
Do you meet at other times or locations?
We only meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. Our meeting locations may change especially in the summer months where we like to take advantage of the long daylight and get outside. We have conducted outdoor meetings all around town.
I’m not a native English speaker, do you have ESL members?
Yes! Silicon Valley has wonderful diversity and we are proud to learn from and grow with our ESL members. Speech givers always have the opportunity to give their goals, like English grammar, to their speech evaluators.
What is your non-profit status?
Toastmasters International is an organization registered in the United States as a 501(c)3 non-profit. The World Headquarters FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) of 95-1300076 is provided to our venue to substantiate our non-profit status.
Can youth join as members?
Toastmasters is strictly 18 years and older. If you are a youth or a parent of a child who is interested in public speaking and leadership please see the following resources.
Since I started at the club 10 months ago my confidence in public speaking has grown and developed tremendously. The club is very supportive, filled with professionals, and always encourages me to keep growing.
As the club is hybrid online (Zoom) and in person, I’ve found the Toastmasters Pathways projects great ways to keep on track with speaking and learning objectives, smaller but very important items on reducing filler words and focusing on presence have been helpful, and being part of an environment of individuals that all seek to excel in this important skill set is invaluable.
Since joining I’ve had to speak and give presentations to in person sessions of 80+ engineers live, and several virtual sessions of 350+ virtually, and being a part of this club and holding myself to be accountable to take feedback and reach higher levels of proficiency has made all the difference in greater confidence and execution. Plus I’ve made some great acquaintances within the group as well.
Thank you and looking forward to many more years of membership as the thing that most people fear the most, public speaking, gets easier and more comfortable with every practice session.
Basant Ramachandran Member since 2020
What if someone gave you a quartet of high value experiences rolled into a single capsule viz., a riveting learning platform, a safe environment to become the best speaker possible, ability to cross pollinate with like-minded professionals and above all the opportunity to build yourself up as a consummate leader? All of that and more can be yours to have at the Los Gatos Toastmasters!
That has indeed been my own personal experience and it has turned out to be the best investment of my voluntary self-development hours. An added bonus is the opportunity to meet and mix with fun-loving yet purposeful set of people. We are a varied set of talented individuals and each of us bring our own strengths and experiences to help each other grow and manifest the best versions of ourselves.
We are on the path to define our own esteemed identity in the vast ocean of Toastmaster clubs out there and are confident of continually drawing in members who will blend into and adopt that vision. Come and join us and be part of a ride that will leave you enriched, motivated and above all confident as an inspired speaker and self-assured leader. Thank you, LGTM.
Afsoun Mobini Member since 2018
Joining this group gave me an opportunity to become a better speaker and communicator. Los Gatos Toastmasters is a diverse group, friendly and welcoming. The best part of this experience is meeting new people from all walks of life who create a comfortable place for practicing and improving public speaking skills.
Ganesh Ramachandran Member since 2018
I have been a member at the LGTM since Oct 2018 and enjoy going to every meeting! There are two joys for me at the club, the first is meeting wonderful people & the second is the opportunity the club provides to learn and grow.
No matter where you are in your career — you may be a college student, early in your work career, in your mid-career or you may be in your retirement — there is something in the club for you to learn and grow and equally important, there is someone in the club for you to lookup to as a role-model.
When you join LGTM, you join a dynamic club that appreciates new members, helps integrate you into the club and helps you grow. Many of our officers are first-timers, and they followed the same path you took: they walked into a meeting, said hello, and in some weeks they gave their first speech, and now are officers of the club helping and serving others.
If you are reading this, you have come to the right place! I look forward to meeting and greeting you at our meeting!
Phoebe Casetta Member since 2018
I always enjoy going to Los Gatos Toastmasters club. All the team members are friendly and supportive. They are also very techie. The team has digitized all the processes from signing in to delivering presentation and providing feedback.
If you want to improve your presentation skills while adapting to the new normal in the digital world, please come check it out!!!