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What happens at toastmasters

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.

A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet on a regular basis for approximately 1 to 2 hours.

  • Present prepared speeches
  • Plan and conduct meetings
  • Give impromptu speeches
  • Offer constructive evaluation

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Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

These are vital skills that promote self actualisation, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.

To learn more about Toastmasters International, please visit

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  • Brisbane & South East

Toastmasters international

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. The organisation’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

Whether you’re a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in your chosen path. You’ll be a better listener. You’ll easily lead teams and conduct meetings. You’ll comfortably give and receive constructive evaluation. If you already have some or all of these skills, you will enhance them in Toastmasters.

Latest News

Contest Scripts Revised

Contest Scripts Revised

Just in time for contest season all 4 Contest Toastmaster scripts have been revised to bring them in line with current contest language, and to be rulebook compliant. You can download them here, or from the Contest Resources page in the members section. Grab a Contest...

Speech Contestants Progression to Area

Speech Contestants Progression to Area

It has been decided by District that, for the 2019/20 year, if an area has only four clubs, then only one contestant from each club will be allowed to progress to area-level contests. This is in reference to Contest Rule Book item 3B. Download the new rulebook Please...

District 69 Member Survey

District 69 Member Survey

It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the launch of the D69 Members Survey - an opportunity for our members (especially our new members) to provide feedback which will help us deliver even better service to you. (Special thanks go to Alex Davies and...

Introducing Barbara Nielsen, our new PQD

Introducing Barbara Nielsen, our new PQD

“While most of us may have joined Toastmasters to learn to make speeches, that benefit is but the beginning of the good which may come to us and the good which we may do for mankind.”  Ralph Smedley I enjoy reading quotes from Ralph Smedley because it gives me an...

Shiny, New District Leaders

Shiny, New District Leaders

Round 1 of the incoming District Executive Leader Training is now complete. The training room was full of enthusiasm and excitement as many attendees are first time district officers. District Executive...

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