PMI Chicagoland Toastmasters Club

Welcome Fellow Project Managers!

PMI Chicagoland Club Open House 2015

The PMI-Chicagoland Toastmasters International® club is a dynamically growing group of Project Managers who enhance their speaking and leadership skills using the time-proven Toastmasters formula. PMI Chicagoland Toastmasters club is a specialty club that is open to all PMI Chapter members.

Experienced professionals, and beginning speakers alike, can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you are speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You will learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are - to become better communicators and, because of enhanced speaking skills; better leaders.

At PMI Chicagoland Toastmasters, a  member grows his/her skills by preparing a speech from a handbook with his/her mentor and improves by listening to positive and skill enhancing evaluation. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once every two weeks for about an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, and presenting prepared speeches.

In the news! Our club was honored with the 2014-2015 Select Distinguished Club award! Maria E Astudillo VP of Public Relations at Toastmasters (left) and Louisa J Kim, VP of Membership at PMI Chicagoland Chapter accepted the award on behalf of the PMI Chicagoland Toastmasters Club. Congratulations to all our members! 

Visit us during our next meeting and after joining you will be able to receive PDUs for active participation in the meetings.

See the PDU breakdowns for each club meeting or club officer position.

Toastmasters Annual Holiday Party and Open House!

Thank you to all our members and guests who attended the open house this past December. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing skills on public speaking and the fun of steppinng out of your comfort zone. We thank Ellen Schnur (Second City Improv) and JIm Mecir (Major League Pitcher) for engaging us in a fun filled session to learn improv skills to enhance our public speaking sills. We look forward to future events planned for the coming year to contnually provide you with opportunites for your learning experience in public speaking! Share the professional and fun side of public speaking!

Our club members and guests, after improv session at our December meeting at Microsoft. Thank you for attending a fun filled event!


Chicagoland Chapter Toastmasters Leadesrhip from left to right: Jerome Rowley (President), Maria E. Astudillo (VP of PR) and Nadine Miles (Secretary). Our presenters JIm Mecir (Major League Pitcher) and Ellen Schnur (Second City Improv). 

Meetings Location and Time

Every First and Third Wednesday - 6:00-7:15 PM.  Microsoft office (AON Center), 200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL. Please register for entrance at the security desk

Every Fourth Tuesday - 6:30-8pm in West Suburbs @ DeVry University, Highland Landmark V, 3005 Highland Pkwy. Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL, 60515

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