Hamburg International Speakers

A bilingual Toastmasters Club

Forthcoming meetings of Hamburg International Speakers

We meet every first, third, and fourth Wednesday of the month at the YMCA Hamburg, An der Alster 40. You're welcome to visit - that's, of course, free of charge.

Registration opened for the joint conference of all European Toastmasters from May 25th to May 27th in Athens, Greece. Europe's best speakers, fascinating workshops, a gala dinner and lots of old and new friends await you there.Register now, to take part.

The next meetings are:

January 24th, 7.00 p.m., Regular Meeting. Room: Alsterblick. Moderation language: German.
January 31st, 7.00 p.m., Special Meeting "Trilingual Meeting German-English-French". Room: Alsterblick.
February 7th, 7.00 p.m., Workshop "Storytelling". Room: Souterrain.
February 21st, 7.00 p.m., Regular Meeting. Room: Alsterblick. Moderation language: English.
February 28th, 7.00 p.m., Regular Meeting. Room: Alsterblick. Moderation language: German.

Please make sure to arrive at least ten minutes in advance, so you can settle in and we can start on time. We look forward to having you with us!

  • 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!


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Our Team

The board of our club
Ninja Reineke
Ninja Reineke
Markus Krause
Markus Krause
Vice President Education
Julian Häntsch
Julian Häntsch
Vice President Social Relations
Astrid Hinrichsen
Astrid Hinrichsen
Vice President Public Relations
Anna Pauleit
Anna Pauleit
Vice President Membership
Christian Gülich
Christian Gülich
Max Ansorge
Max Ansorge
Past President
Ingmar Höhmann
Ingmar Höhmann
Founding President

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