On this page you can find

About Sofia Toastmasters

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Learn more about our club which is established since 2000

Meet our club officers

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Meet our friendly team who can help you with any questions you might have

FAQ

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Answers to most commonly asked questions including price and meeting duration

About Sofia Toastmasters

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Background

 


The Toastmasters Club was established in the beginning of 2000.

During the period 2005 - 2011 the Sofia Toastmasters club was sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, and subsequently bore the name "AmCham Toastmasters Club".

During the period 2011 - 2016 the Sofia Toastmasters club was sponsored by Vivacom, and subsequently bore the name "Vivacom Sofia Toastmasters Club".
During the years the Toastmasters Club has been chaired by:




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Meetings


The Toastmasters Club organizes its regular meetings biweekly – every second and forth Wednesday of the month. The club is open for everyone willing to improve and develop his/her leadership and communication skills.

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Meet our club officers

Lyubomir Lalev

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President

Ina Yordanova

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 Vice President of Public Relations 

Ivan Gyoshev

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 VP Membership

Vanya Stoyanova

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Secretary and Treasurer

Stefan Georgiev

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 Sergeant at Arms 

Gloria Petrova

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 Vice President of Education 

Diyana Yosifova

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 Immediate Past President

Plamen Paganel Zhelyazkov

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Area Director

Stefka Chipanova

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Area PR Manager

FAQ

Is the Sofia Toastmasters club open to everyone?

 Yes. We are an open club and welcome anyone who wishes to attend a meeting and see what we do.  

In what language are your meetings held?

 We try and stick to English but if you want to show off your fluent Mandarin or Swahili, we'll probably give you a chance. 

My English is bad. Can I still come?

 A working level of English is required for you to be able to understand and participate in the meeting. Once you join the club, though, your language skills can only improve.

Do I need to pay a fee to attend a Sofia Toastmasters meeting?

 No. You can attend our meetings free of charge (so really, there is no excuse for you not to do it).
 

Is the membership at Sofia Toastmasters free?

 No. Once you decide to become a member, you will be required to pay a one-off new member fee, along with the regular club membership fees. 

How much is the club membership fee?

Our members pay a membership fee of $100/per year (paid in two halves of $50 in March and September). All new members are required to pay a one-off fee of $20 for joining. This fee covers the cost of our online education system Pathways.

Is there a specific dress code for the meetings?


Yes. We are a very fancy club so formal wear is mandatory. Ok, we're kidding. We don't really have a dresscode and we won't ridicule you for your fashion choices. 

How long does a meeting last?

Between 2 and 2.5 hours. 

What should I expect when I decide to attend a Sofia Toastmasters meeting?


Each of our meetings follows a a predefined agenda and incorporate a number of different roles. To learn more about this, we recommend you watch this video: The Toastmasters Club Experience