About Big “D”

Big “D” Toastmasters is an active group that is committed to learning and developing public speaking and leadership skills, having fun and oh by the way, we do like to laugh. Weekly meetings are structured and purposeful, but we also manage to have a great time. Big “D” has been in existence since 1949, we’re Dallas’ first Toastmasters club and we think you’ll agree there is something for everyone at each weekly meeting.

Our membership is composed of a broad range of people from all walks of life, ranging from UTD and SMU undergraduate and graduate students, business professionals including doctors, lawyers, engineers and accountants, and other members of the community all committed to personal development as we work to improve our speaking and leadership skills.

The basic premise at Big “D” is simple – we learn by doing and the more you participate the better you get (and the more you enjoy).

Reluctant about visiting? Don’t be! Visitors are always welcome and we generally have 2-3 visitors at every meeting. We all walked in the door with a certain amount of trepidation but rest assured you’ll be welcomed, invited to make yourself comfortable and just sit back and observe as a guest for as long as you like. Most of our members visit 2-3 times before deciding to join. Some have stayed for over 30 years.

Most of us joined to develop our speaking skills, but we’ve stayed because it is fun and entertaining, with a diverse cross section of the community coming together weekly. At Big “D” you learn how to communicate effectively, write and deliver a speech, conduct a meeting , and of course think on your feet. If you wish to be a better speaker at a very low cost and enjoy a good laugh while you learn, and are ready to start taking action to achieve that goal, Big “D” Toastmasters is a great place to be.

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