II. Spring Training Workshop

Esprit de Corps Toastmasters’ Spring Training

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to brush up on your Toastmasters’ skills during two dynamic workshops you can use immediately in your club.

Workshop #1 – Professional Speech Evaluations by Leon Steyn, ATMB

This workshop will emphasize the importance of quality feedback and evaluations by reviewing evaluation criteria and coaching opportunities. The following topics will be covered in-depth through a series of practical exercises: elements of quality feedback and advice; evaluation criteria; overcoming potential obstacles; and four steps to effective coaching.

Leon brings many years of Toastmasters experience to the table as well as a diverse array of work experience in the field of strategic change management and organizational design. Further he is a member of the Coaching and Mentoring Association of South Africa. In a nutshell, he knows what he’s talking about. 

Workshop # 2 – Parliamentary Procedure in Action by Bärbel Wallon, ACS, ALB

            This workshop is the ideal place for Toastmasters to polish an important tool in their leadership toolbox. Bärbel will help participants understand and apply Robert’s Rule of Order (the method prescribed by Toastmasters for running business meetings). Effectively using these rules leads to better debates, clearer decisions and fairer treatment for all members.  This workshop will feature five fifteen-minute exercises enabling participants to experience Robert’s Rules first-hand.

            In addition to her Toastmasters’ credentials, Bärbel leads and facilitates discussions and decision making professionally. Additionally, she has served as the Division F Division Director for the past year, so she knows parliamentary procedure.

Organizational details

Date:               Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time:               10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:         Saalbau Dornbusch, Eschersheimerlandstrasse 248, Frankfurt

Cost:                20 EUR for both; payable at the door

To register send an e-mail with your name, address and phone number to events@frankfurt-toastmasters.de

Spring Training Workshop by Esprit de Corps Toastmasters

Spring Training Workshop


organized by Esprit de Corps Toastmasters, 27 April 2019

Time: 10 AM – 14 PM

Place: Saalbau Dornbusch

Registration Fee: EUR 20, small snacks and drinks included

Please register in advance: membership@frankfurt-toastmasters.de, or 0152-54019589


Voice training:

  • Affirmations for your start
  • How to prepare yourself for public speaking
  • Waking up the motivation behind


  • How motion creates story and how story creates motion.
  • Giving emotion into your speech
  • Tension
  • Components of actions: jump, stillness, gestures.

Methods of memory training:

Memory as a key for a good preparation, tools for remembering longer texts.

  • Super memory: Kevin Horsley
  • How to store information in mental pictures; Lectures from the grand master of memory Mattias Ribbing

Improvisation game: Use gained knowledge & practice it.

Mindfulness meditation: Short meditation as a punchline of our meeting.

See more details about the workshop in the attachment:

Area Contest Winners

Congratulations to Neha Attri, winner of the F3 Area Evaluation Contest and to Abhishek Vyas winner of the F3 International Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest.

The event was very well organized and went very smoothly. Hats off to Professional Speakers Toastmasters Frankfurt for a superb job.

Contests are Coming!

Club Contest

It´s finally time for the International Speech Contest! On the 4th of February Esprit de Corps Toastmasters holds its Club Contest for speech, evaluation and table topic. The winner of each contest will proceed to the Area Contest.
Members can sign up as a contestant or role taker in Easyspeak and guests – as usual – are more than welcome to join the audience of this spectacular evening.
The contest will take place in Saalbau Gallus (Frankenallee 111, 60326 Frankfurt)

New Year — New Goals

Welcome to the 2019 Toastmasters year. I hope everyone is back, recharged and ready to go after the winter break.

Esprit de Corps was quite busy just before Christmas with the Christmas Party and then officer elections. Now it is time to turn back to Pathways and speech contests!

Upcoming events:

LOCATION CHANGE: February 4, 2019 — Saalbau Gallus! Only for this meeting.

February 4, 2019 (tentative) Club Contests (International Speech, Evaluation and TableTopics)

February 26, 2019: Area F3/F4 English speech contests. Saalbau Bornheim

March 23, 2019: Division F conference and speech contests

If you’d like to volunteer to help with the club contests (judges, timers, ballot counters) please let any officer know.

We are counting on your support to make sure these are high quality events that support your speaking and leadership development.


Christmas Party at Esprit de Corps

The best night of the year is finally coming: Esprit de Corps Christmas Party on the 3rd of December from 7pm at the restaurant SC1880 (Feldgerichtstrasse 29, Frankfurt). Registration in advance required.

Due to the Christmas Party, the next regular Monday club meeting takes place on 10th of December in Saalbau Dornbusch as usual.

Table Topics Marathon

What is better than a single table topic session?? Of course… a whole evening full with table topics!!
On Monday 1st of October, Esprit de Corps is holding a meeting only for table topics. Members, guests, newbies and experts are welcome to join the evening, both in the audience and in the speakers’ group.

World of Toastmasters

The Toastmasters International Convention was held in Chicago and crowned a new World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona J. Smith. You can see her winning speech on YouTube.

Closer to home, our next meeting, on September 3 at Saalbau Dornbusch is shaping up nicely with three prepared speeches, TableTopics and (of course) evaluations.

It’s also time to start collecting membership dues for the second semester. Please get your dues in early so Esprit de Corps can continue to support its mission of leadership and public speaking development.

Next Meeting: 13 August at Saalbau Dornbusch

I hope everyone is having a great summer. It seems like the weather has finally cooled off a little and we can resume meeting at our normal place at Saalbau Dornbusch.

Saalbau can be reached by taking the U1, U2, U3, U8 lines from Frankfurt to the Dornbusch stop. From there it’s on the north-east corner of the intersection over a Reformhaus grocery.