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 month 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:

  • Wednesday April, 17th: Regular Meeting (English)
  • Wednesday April, 24th: Regular Meeting (German)

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

  • 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.

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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
Claudia Aanderud
Claudia Aanderud
President
aurelie ugon
aurelie ugon
VP Education
Nisal Hemadasa
Nisal Hemadasa
VP Membership
Silas Weber
Silas Weber
Vice President Public Relations
Diana Lorenz
Diana Lorenz
VP Clublife
Christian Gülich
Christian Gülich
Treasurer
Florian Breitenbach
Florian Breitenbach
Secretary

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