Grand Strand Toastmasters

Grand Strand Toastmasters


The meeting on 10/21/21 has been cancelled due to many members being out of town. Our next meeting is on 11/4/21 at 7 pm. At our next meeting we will have a guest speaker that will present on our national program "Pathways."
We are excited to having two new guests at Grand Strand Toastmasters! Thanks to Kurt Mapula for bringing them in! We have a fun group of people, join us! Kaitlin Kramer
We are excited to having two new guests at Grand Strand Toastmasters! Thanks to Kurt Mapula for bringing them in! We have a fun group of people, join us!
Another "Powerful" meeting at Grand Strand Toastmasters.

The Mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning envirio

Operating as usual


The new meeting location is:

Trinity Church
3000 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Looking forward to seeing our members and guests at the new location!


Beyond Ice Breakers! πŸ‘ πŸŽ‰ πŸ™Œ That was the theme of the evening! Congratulations Corrine and Mike for inspiring us with your very first speeches! We can’t wait for what the future holds for such talented, profound, holistic healers in the mental health realm as you’re!

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 03/17/2023

The Luck of the Irish πŸ€ trophies go to Ray (the best table topics), Marsha (the best speaker), and Zach (the best evaluator). πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Jonathan for melting the ice with the very first speech! 😎πŸ₯³ Who is next to get comfortable with the uncomfortable? You CAN DO IT too! πŸ’ͺ

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 03/03/2023

Congratulations to Corrine for the best table topics speech! πŸ‘ Alsuna for the best speech on mental and gut health! πŸ™Œ And Galina for the best evaluation! πŸŽ‰ Tylor nailed his ice breaker! πŸ₯³ Step out of your comfort zone and face your fears heads on!


What are you waiting for? Every first and third Thursday of every month is a beautiful day for our club! We challenge each other in a friendly way, and grow from it! Our next meeting is December, 1st at 6 15 pm. Hope to see you there!


Do professional speakers need Toastmasters?YES! Meredith Dark is a pastor at Socastee United Methodist Church, yet she still wants to better her public speaking skills to spread her message of love to the World. From her ice breaker we have learned the WHY behind her faith and some crucibles about her amazing life that lead to the life of service and ministry. Whatever your message to the World is, Toastmasters can help to express it in the most eloquent way!


Where do all these smart and beautiful people go on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of every month? The Grand Strand Toastmasters club! Why? To improve communication and leadership skills, to boost self confidence and personal growth! Our talented group of like minded people is growing! And we can't wait to see you there as well!


The Grand Strand Toastmasters EPIC Open House is coming in January 2023!

Stay tuned for the updates!


Congratulations Elina on winning the Table Topics! πŸ† πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

What are some benefits of table topics at Toastmasters? We get to think on our feet and speak off-the-cuff.

Every day, we engage in impromptu speaking. In conversation, you speak off-the-cuff. When asked for your opinion, or a summary of a task at work, you speak extemporaneously. Table Topics hones the skill of creating an impromptu response that is laser-focused, compelling and engaging.

If you struggle with small talk, or desire to give a good interview, or an effective elevator pitch, or want to make a new Reel on IG, Table Topics will help.Β πŸ‘

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 07/08/2022

On hot summer evening, we kept allegiance to the AMERICAN theme πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ.The super stars of the meeting are Tom McKelvey with the President Ray Reyes, illustrious Marsha Lawson and witty Gerard Regular πŸ‘ Happy belated July 4th! πŸ—½πŸŽ† Comment below if you're interested in visiting one of our incredible meetings! πŸ‘‡


Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a tenured manager, student, young professional, someone who is looking to advance their career or looking to make an impact in your community. Toastmasters is the most efficient, supportive, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You will improve your interpersonal communication and be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches.

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 06/17/2022

Stop straveging! It will age you!
Don't be a stranger!
Join us on a Safari adventure! 🦁

Another powerful and inspiring meeting with the theme "Safari" and the word of the day "stravage"! Kaitlin Kramer presented an informative speech "Let's Talk!", and Galina Malchikova inspired with "The Lioness"! Intrigued? πŸ˜‰


What a great turn out on June 2nd meeting! Seven guests! 🀩 WELCOME to the club! πŸ‘Always engaging, thought provoking, and humorous experience! Our next meeting is on June 16th!



This is an excerpt from Ray Reye's fantastic speech "What Toastmasters Means to Me".

For the full version, please go to our YouTube page "The Grand Strand Toastmasters Club 5289". πŸ‘ and subscribe!


Are you terrified to speak in front of people? Listen to Ray Reye's testimony and get inspired! Also, follow us on the newly created YouTube channel "The Grand Strand Toastmasters Club 5289"


Have you ever wondered, β€œHow should I start the speech?”. No need to read β€œ101 Ways to Open a Speech” by Brad Phillips! Here are five ways:

Tell a STORY

Make a bold STATEMENT




An effective opening serves two purposes: it grabs your audience’s attention and builds connection! You’ve just learned the five ways on the HOW to do it above. For more information, join us at one of our fun meetings!

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 05/06/2022

Getting ready for the job interview? Work presentation? Family gathering speech? Or do you want to enhance your business' social media with some engaging video content? The Grand Strand Toastmasters can help! We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.


At the District 58 Toastmasters Conference.
Mark Brown, a 1995 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking (WCPS), a consultant, and a speaker gave a powerful talk "Stronger Together" and a workshop "Presentation Mastery - Shine.. On Stage and Online". His wife of 40 years always supports him anywhere he goes (on the right). Our club member Galina was there to represent the club (on the left).


The Grand Strand Toastmasters member Galina Malchikova is sharing her testimony on how Toastmasters has made a difference in her life.


What's in the news? πŸ€“ Gregarious Toastmasters are getting ready to eat Cracker Jacks! πŸ₯³ Yes, we reward the best speakers with fun treats and chocolate! πŸ˜‹πŸ« Yum! SHARE THIS POST AND GET A REWARD πŸ…!


Bravo to these two incredible gentlemen De'Shaud and Zach who broke the ice by presenting with aplomb the very first time! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ The improvements are so dramatic and noticable from the day they joined the clubπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž Do you want to get comfortable with uncomfortable? πŸ’ͺ JOIN US on the 21st of April! πŸ€—

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 03/18/2022

We have some awesomely cool people who are obsessed with self improvement! 😎 Kaitlin Kramer presented a terrific speech titled "The Power of the Dog". Jarrel Mills spoke about "Faith. Family. And Freedom". Join us for some fun and engaging learning experience!


Kurt Mapula in action with his victorious speech "CONNECT" 😎.


A well-said and a timely quote from the founder of Toastmasters International Ralph C. Smedley. Praying for the Ukraine and the whole World's peace.

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 03/04/2022

Guess whose birthday we've celebrated on the first week of March? πŸ€“ Dr. Seuss! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ It was "Read Across America" Day! πŸ“š
Congratulations Olena Kureshi on breaking the ice and winning The Best Speaker title! πŸ‘ So proud of you!!! πŸ† Warm welcome to two new guests!

Would you like to be challenged in a fun and friendly environment? JOIN US! πŸ€—

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" Dr. Seuss. πŸ˜‰


We are rolling with the punches at the IMPROV meeting with Justin winning the table topics at his very second meeting! πŸ† πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ Come join us on 03/03/22, Thursday at 6 pm! 😎

Build Confidence with Toastmasters 02/07/2022

Build Confidence with Toastmasters! Toastmasters International is an international speaking organization with more than 352,000 members in 141 countries and more than 16,400 individual clubs.

Build Confidence with Toastmasters Since 1924, Toastmasters has helped build confidence in millions from around the world. Our learn-by-doing program teaches you the communication, leadership,...


Congratulations to Marsha Lawson for the best table topic and evaluation speeches! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ Ray Reyes has given a powerful inspirational speech titled "The Time is NOW" πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŽThe meeting was "rejuvenated" (it was the word of the day) with two new guests Zach and Dustin! And there were lots of Love in the Air (our theme). We have such a fun atmosphere! πŸ₯³ Come join!

Photos from Grand Strand Toastmasters's post 01/21/2022

What a great turn out! πŸ‘
1. Congratulations to Jerrel Mills for giving his ice breaker speech πŸŽ‰;
2. Four new guests! Woo-hoo! πŸ‘
3. The table topics winner - Gerard Regula, the best evaluator - Jerrel Mills; Mr President - Ray Reyes, and the best speaker - Kurt Mapula 😎.
Look at these studs! 😊


Grand Strand Toastmasters Club is now meeting at 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is on December, the 16th. Join us!


Don't forget our Toastmasters meeting tomorrow night, April 1st at 7:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church on Grissom Pkwy & 38th Ave. See you there!

Timeline photos 03/29/2021

We can go further together! Join the Grand Strand Toastmasters meetings on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month!

Wise Words About Human Connection

Timeline photos 03/25/2021

Check out Toastmasters International's article on two individual's takeaways from officiating a wedding ceremony.

What happens when two World Champions are asked to officiate their loved one’s wedding ceremonies? Well, even they get nervous. Toastmasters Mark L Brown and Darren LaCroix Professional Speaker talk about the lessons they learned while leading a personal and emotional event. Don’t miss the accompanying podcast by the duo on how to give an unforgettable special occasion presentation.


Reminder: The Grand Strand Toastmasters are meeting tomorrow night, 3/18/21, at 7:00 p.m. at the first-floor conference room at the First Presbyterian Church on Grissom Pkwy & 28th Ave.

Hope to see you there!


Congratulations to last week's award winners, Kurt Mapula & Gerard Regula (L to R)! Kurt won Best Speaker and Gerard won Best Table Topics/Evaluator!

Come join our meetings on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. in a first-floor conference room at the First Presbyterian Church on Grissom Pkwy & 38th Ave.


Welcome our new members, Kurt Mapula and John Clark (L to R)! We are so happy to have you join the Grand Strand Toastmasters!

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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN OUR CLUB? This is an excerpt from Ray Reye's fantastic speech "What Toastmasters Means to Me". For t...




Trinity Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway
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