Macintalkers was chartered on the Apple Computer campus on May 1, 1989.
The Club has earned the highest honor in Toastmasters International, President’s Distinguished Club status, for completing 9 out of 10 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) consecutively since 2009. Check out our dashboard to see how we’re doing!
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. Dr. Ralph C. Smedley conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively.
What our members say…
“I will be forever grateful for the positive changes Macintalkers has instilled in my life. Before starting with the club, I was incredibly shy. While I had some loose public speaking skills, my confidence was low and I had a hard time interacting in small groups. After just a couple of years within the club, I can now hold eye contact when I speak, handle awkward social encounters like a champ, and sell myself in interviews. It was through the training, kindness, and guidance from other club members that I’ve come so far. I highly recommend this club to anyone that wants to become a better communicator across any and all social situations.” – Rebecca B.
“Toastmasters has changed my life! Since joining Macintalkers, I am now able to stand and speak in front of a crowd, provide constructive feedback, and perform close-up magic tricks. OK the last one might not be true, but I have certainly come a long way from the shy person who would shudder at the thought of public speaking. I had always been somewhat wary of public speaking because I have a stutter, but our club provides a safe speaking space with a very welcoming and responsive audience. Being a part of this club has not only benefited my work—I find myself volunteering to give presentations and contributing significantly more in group meetings—but I’ve also become a more interesting person at parties.” – Kory T.
“I joined Macintalkers two years ago. I had heard people talk about the organization, but I didn’t know how transforming the experience would be. In my two years, I’ve had the chance to learn about not only speaking better, but also about myself and how to be more in command in front of an audience. I feel more at ease and more willing to take calculated speaking risks to try new things. I like Macintalkers because it focuses on innovation. The energy in the group pushes me forward. That doesn’t mean I’m done learning. In fact, I have a whole lot of areas where I can continue to learn. But what I have learned so far has helped me in my job and my personal life. I’ve learned how to lead and how to follow. Sometimes those lessons aren’t taught in the same school. From my experience, they are in Macintalkers.” – Chris H.