Hamburg International Speakers

A bilingual Toastmasters Club

Forthcoming meetings of Hamburg International Speakers

We meet every first, third and fourth Wednesday and invite guests to join us at a meeting - of course it doesn't cost anything. And yes, we are back to in person meetings!

Also once a week we have a special workshop in person hosted by a member of our club where we get to learn special abilities related to public speaking.

The next meetings are:

  • February 1: Workshop: Voice & Vocal Variety by Gabriela Cucu (English, in person)
  • February 15: English Club Contest (English,Hybrid)
  • February 22: German Club Contest (German, Hybrid)
  • March 1: Workshop: Communicate Passion by Norman Lista (English, in person)
  • March 15: Regular Meeting (English, Hybrid)
  • March 22: Regular Meeting (German, in person)
  • April 5: Workshop : Schreibwerkstatt:Ruth Heume, Philipp Meyerbroeker (German, in person)
  • April 19: Regular Meeting (English, in person)
  • April 26: Regular Meeting (German, Hybrid)
  • May 3: Workshop
  • May 7: Regular Meeting (English, Hybrid)
  • May 24: Regular Meeting (German, in person)
  • June 7: Workshop
  • June 21: Regular Meeting (English, in person)
  • June 28: Regular Meeting (German, Hybrid)

Since we start punctually at 7:00 p.m. we ask you to be there at least ten minutes earlier for preparation. We meet online in Zoom.

  • Public Speaking

    We give speeches in English and German.

  • Learning to Lead

    We learn to moderate and lead teams.

  • Being Global Citizens

    We welcome members and guests from all over the world.

  • Having fun

    The most important thing.


Our Club

Who we are

We are a rhetoric club in which members can practice public speaking and hone their leadership skills in accordance with the proven principles of Toastmasters International.

What we are not

We are not an academic course in rhetoric. This means that we don’t have any omniscient teachers; rather, our people learn on their own—by doing, by example, and by means of constructive feedback from other members of the group. Consequently, it’s vital for each individual member and for every club guest that members show up—not merely to deliver their own speeches, but also to listen, to provide feedback, and to moderate the proceedings. These tasks are outlined quite specifically in the Toastmasters promise.[:]

How we speak

We are a bilingual club—hence we speak both German and English. However, we are not a language course for the purpose of language acquisition. Rather, we are a platform for applying and strengthening skills in both German and English. In this way, we also serve as a platform for intercultural exchange and learning.

What we believe

Toastmasters International, as a whole, and the Hamburg International Speakers do not discriminate against anyone. This means that neither your religious nor political worldview, nor your skin color, nor your sexual orientation is of any concern to us. What does interest us? Your history, your life experiences, your feedback to our speeches, and your personal growth. If your personal growth is of interest to you as well, then come visit the Hamburg International Speakers—we look forward to seeing you!


This you have missed, or - if you were lucky - witnessed yourself

Our Team

The board of our club
Markus Koch
Markus Koch
Philipp Meyerbröker
Philipp Meyerbröker
VP Education
Amos German
Amos German
VP Membership
Norman Lista
Norman Lista
Vice President Public Relations
Gabriela Cucu
Gabriela Cucu
VP Clublife
Ruth Heume
Ruth Heume
Hauke Käding
Hauke Käding

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