See you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn!

Dear Friends,

We are now moving our news updates to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Email us at

We look forward to welcoming you soon at our meetings!

The TM Firenze Team

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New Year – New Location

A New Year is upon us – out with the old and in with the new. Firenze Toastmasters is growing so much that we need new premises so on Thursday 24th January we are trying out some new premises in via dei Malcontenti 6 in Florence. The premises is part of the Montedomini care home. Watch this space for more news and photographs.

The week after (31st January), we return to the “EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS” (ESE) in Borgo Santi Apostoli, a stones throw from the Ponte Vecchio. The ESE is a private College of Higher Education in international business, offering unique bachelor, master, MBA, and certificate programmes at its centres in London, New York, Rome, Milan, Florence and Madrid. The theme for the evening will be CAREER ADVICE.


Un nuovo anno è sopra di noi – fuori con il vecchio e dentro il nuovo. Toastmasters Firenze è in crescita, tanto che abbiamo bisogno di una nuova sede così il Giovedi 24 gennaio stiamo provando qualche nuova sede in via dei Malcontenti 6 a Firenze. Il locale fa parte della casa di cura Montedomini. Tieni d’occhio questo spazio per ulteriori notizie e fotografie.

La settimana successiva (31 gennaio), si ritorna alla “European School of Economics” (ESE) in Borgo Santi Apostoli, a due passi dal Ponte Vecchio. La ESE è un college privato di istruzione superiore nel commercio internazionale, offrendo laurea unico, master, MBA, e programmi di certificazione presso i propri centri di Londra, New York, Roma, Milano, Firenze e Madrid. Il tema della serata sarà consulenza di carriera.

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Another exciting appointment is waiting for Toastmaster Firenze!

This time we will be guests at the European School of Economics in Borgo SS Apostoli, in the wonderful framework of the Renaissance building of the school. The place is very close to the Ponte Vecchio – on the Duomo side – one street from the river. The meeting will start at 18,30 to end at 20,00 and will be held in English. The date is next Thursday December 6th, don’t miss it!

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Hints & Tips #1

This is designed to be quick hints and tips that we give at the start of Toastmasters Meetings:

#1 It’s not about YOU!!

When you are speaking to an audience, your speech must be tailored for them to hear and be moved by – it is the audience that drives everything you say not you or the subject. For instance, if I were talking about the global financial crisis 2007-2012 (and continuing), my speech would be different talking to School Children than if I were talking to City Finance Specialists. It’s not about you but about how much the audience understands and is moved by your speech. What does the audience know about the subject, what do they need & what are they afraid of?

Keith Sheldrake


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Toastmasters Meeting Experience

Do you want to know what happens at a toastmasters meeting? Watch this video to find out.

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Presenta te stesso – L’importanza di un buon “self pitch”

Dopo un evento alla fortezza da basso – il nostro fondatore Keith ha qualche consigli di parlare in publico.

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Adesso in Italiano

Firenze Toastasters è sempre stato un club bilingue, ma c’è anche voglia di fare incontri più in Italiano. Da adesso in poi,  facciamo un incontro in Italiano ogni mese. Per sapere di più scrivaci a

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