ACC Toastmasters

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Do your palms sweat when you think about speaking publicly?  Do you start to shake?  Suffer from dry mouth?  You aren't alone.  An estimated 75% of the population struggles with a fear of public speaking.  Toastmasters can help.

Athens-Clarke County Toastmasters is a chartered club of Toastmasters International, the world leader in communication and leadership development.

Our club is open to part-time, full-time, and retired ACC employees.  However, we invite anyone interested in learning about Toastmasters to attend our weekly meetings.  We will direct you to other local public clubs that you can join.

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.  There is no pressure to speak, though you gain the most from the experience by practicing with friendly and encouraging comrades. 

Please join us for our weekly in-person meetings: 

WHEN:  Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  780 Barber Street, the Bobby Snipes Water Resource Center Presentation Room* 

TAKE ON A ROLE:  Want to sign up for a role?  Use our spreadsheet and enter your name

*Refer to the Special Locations & Dates (to the right) for the location of the Toastmaster meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. Employees will receive an email notifying them of the location.

In-person meetings may change locations if a conflict arises with the presentation room, such as an ACC Blood Drive, mandatory county-wide presentations, etc.

Please email Keith Sims for further information.

Special Locations for Toastmaster Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month:  

  • July 13 - Sheriff's Office, 2900 County Farm Road*
  • Aug 10 - Lyndon House, 211 Hoyt Street
  • Sept. 14 - Lyndon House, 211 Hoyt Street
  • Oct. 12 - Solid Waste, 725 Hancock Industrial Way 
  • Nov. 9 - Lyndon House, 211 Hoyt Street
  • Dec. 14 - Sheriff's Office, 2900 County Farm Road*
  • January 11 – Lyndon House, 211 Hoyt Street
  • February 8 – Solid Waste, 725 Hancock Industrial Way 
  • March 8 – Lyndon House, 211 Hoyt Street
  • April 12 – Sheriff’s Office, 2900 County Farm Road*

*Off Lexington Road - Once on County Farm Road, ride past Traffic Engineering on your left and Corrections, also on your left. At the top of the hill, take the left fork towards the Training Center. Follow that road all the way around, past the sign that says “Authorized Vehicles Only” and past the gas tanks on your right, until you reach the upper parking lot. Park and walk down the sidewalk to the Training Center.