Human Resources

Toastmasters International

Develop your public speaking and leadership skills at Toastmasters, an international public speaking club.  Washington University hosts three Toastmasters clubs:
Toast of WU meets at West Campus, Room 350, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.  Please visit the Toast of WU website to learn more.

WUSTL Speaks meets at Danforth Campus on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m (location varies; check WUSTL Speaks website for up-to-date meeting locations).  For more information regarding this club, please contact Kun Wang at or visit the WUSTL Speaks website.

WashU Med Masters meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Meetings take place in the Mid Campus Center (MCC, new building adjacent to MetroLink) on the Medical School Campus, please refer to this schedule for room details. For information, please contact Ariana Jasarevic at

Toastmasters International is a learn-by-doing workshop. Participants give speeches, take leadership or evaluative roles at meetings, and are encouraged to run for club and district office positions. The club also offers opportunities to network with Toastmasters in the greater St. Louis area and around the globe at regional meetings and international conferences

Some benefits of joining include:
• A communication manual with 10 self-paced speaking assignments (included)
• A leadership manual (included)
• Toastmasters magazine (included)
• Networking with other WUSTL employees
• Special training seminars at district conferences (free to members)
• Opportunity to participate in speaking competitions
• Improved public speaking, leadership, and job interview skills
Not sure about joining Toastmasters?  Both clubs are open to any Washington University staff member.  Guests are welcome at every meeting. Stop by, introduce yourself, and see what Toastmasters is all about!


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