What we do &

What's in it for YOU!

There are many reasons why our members have chosen to join Toastmasters. Improving communication skills, giving better presentations, training English or developing leaderships skills. What's your ambition?

Whatever goal you have, Toastmasters - Blue Danube Speakers - offers something for everyone.

Our members are more than happy to chat with you and share some of their experiences. Just visit us at one of our meetings or send us your questions via email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Presentations, Public Speaking

Let's be honest, we all get nervous right before an important presentation or speech. But that shouldn't be an obstacle to doing a great job. We at Blue Danube Speakers practice speaking in a safe and supportive atmosphere at our club. Every two weeks our members have the chance to speak in front of their club colleagues. Every speaker gets valuable and constructive feedback on his/her contribution. Our goal is to develop further while having fun!

What you get out of it:

  • Learn to make presentations confidently and convincingly

  • Improve your rhetorical skills

  • Practice speaking in front of a group and learn to stay calm.
    Forget your nervous-stomach and sweaty hands - 
    You will rock your next performance on stage!

Speaking:
in English or German

At Blue Danube Speakers Linz we offer the opportunity to practice speeches in two languages: English and German. Basically, our meetings are held in English. Many of our members use the club evening to improve their English speaking skills (e.g. for work purposes). Nonetheless, there is always the possibility to hold speeches in German too. The choice is yours: Choose the language in which you want to practice.

What you get out of it:

  • Practice public speaking in German or English

  • Improve your English language skills

  • Prepare yourself to speak confidently in any situation - professionally or privately

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Feedback & Mentoring

We offer a mentorship program to help you to develop your speaking skills. Choose a mentor of your choice to guide you on your journey to becoming a confident speaker.

There is no better place than Toastmasters to get honest and constructive feedback. Each speech at our meetings is evaluated by one of our club members. You will learn, where you excelled and where you can still improve - in a supportive, constructive and friendly way. Even evaluation speeches are evaluated - everyone benefits!

Communication works for those who work at it.

John Powell

Boost Self-Confidence

Practice speaking in front of people in a safe environment. It's the ideal training ground for public speaking in "real-life" situations and will boost your self-confidence. Get rid of shaking and sweaty hands, control your voice and become a speaker that others will admire.

community of open-minded People

The environment is one of the most essential factors when it comes to personal development. We at Blue Danube Speakers strive to develop further in a safe and friendly environmaent. Your are welcome to visit us for free as a guest and see for yourself.

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Feedback

Do you get honest feedback from your superior? If yes, how often? Once a year? We at Blue Danube Speakers give honest feedback to each other at every meeting - that's twice a month. Attend and tell us what you think.

Find coaches & mentors

When you want to improve yourself help is often hard to find. That's why we have a community of mentors in our club. A mentor helps and guides you toward your personal communication goals, at your own pace.