We are meeting on Zoom for the moment.
We hope to get back to our meetings in the Carmelite Centre on Aungier St soon.
We strongly encourage you to come along as a guest, where you can find out more about joining our club. Ask any of our members for more information. Guests are very welcome to attend at any time – however there will be no demand whatsoever on guests to speak. However, should you wish to speak, or otherwise contribute, there will be a chance to do so in the first half of the meeting
What to expect as a guest
The meeting starts at 7pm and will be over by 9pm go to the home page for the schedule and Zoom ID
The first half of the meeting is dedicated to Table Topics, a fun opportunity to practice your off-the-cuff speaking.
In the second half, a number of members will make pre-prepared speeches, and feedback can be provided by filling in a feedback from.
A number of formal evaluations will be conducted by the speech and general evaluators.
A typical meeting lasts for two hours. As a guest, you can come along to any of our meetings in order to experience our club, and please note you are not required to participate at any point (unless you want to chime in on a topic in the first half).
The first half of the meeting includes a Topics Session where members are encouraged to speak for up to two minutes on a randomly chosen topic. The idea of this exercise is to practice thinking on your feet. It is designed to be an informal and entertaining session. Anyone attending the meeting may provide a response of up to one minute on any topic.
The second half of the meeting is comprised of prepared speeches given by members who are working through the Toastmasters communication programs. This is followed by an evaluation session. Our evaluations are always positive and encouraging, and are designed to support and inspire everyone present.
Giving a speech
Toastmasters is a fun and enjoyable way to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment.
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.
How does Toastmasters work?
Toastmasters is a not-for-profit organisation where we give members the chance to speak in front of an audience, so they can improve their public speaking. After their speech, members will be given an evaluation by an advanced member so they can improve.
Does Toastmasters offer public speaking courses?
Toastmasters simply offers membership where members can speak in front of an audience and gain valuable stage experience and receive valuable feedback to help them improve.
Who can benefit from Toastmasters?
Whether you deliver presentations in work, you are an aspiring actor or singer, if you work with the public or you simply want to improve your public speaking for confidence! Anyone and everyone can benefit and learn from Toastmasters.
Can I join Toastmasters as a member?
Yes, you can join Toastmasters! We recommend that you come along to one of our meeting as a guest and see how the meetings work. During the meeting you can talk to some of our current members as well as our President and then we can discuss membership and if there are any open slots.
You can find out more about toastmasters by going to the Toastmasters International Website.