Toastmasters Hear an Icebreaker

October 14, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Vermont Technical College

41 Harmony Place, Brattleboro, VT

Typical icebreaker activities, when people answer questions about themselves, may help build a team by forming bonds. But what is an icebreaker speech in Toastmasters?

The icebreaker is the very first speech a new member gives to other members in the club setting. Typically a new member will share a little something about themselves. It could be about their childhood and where they grew up, about their work or career, about their family, their hobbies, or anything they want to share.

At the same time, the new member gets practice standing in front of a small group, making eye contact and using hand gestures. Also, the basics of writing a speech – including an introduction, points in the body of the speech, and a good conclusion – are put into practice.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, a new member of BrattleMasters will give their Icebreaker, a four to six-minute speech.

The local Toastmasters club meets at 6 p.m. in Room 245 of the Vermont Technical College, located on the second floor of the Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro. The space is handicap accessible.

Current members of BrattleMasters reside in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For specific information on the club located in Brattleboro, go to

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