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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 people 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.

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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

Sunnybank Toastmasters Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Sunnybank Toastmasters Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Congratulations to all members, past and present, on a remarkable achievement. The Club was chartered in December 1972. Gough Whitlam had just been elected Prime Minister, Olympian Shane Gould was Australian of the Year, and 'The Aunty Jack Show' premiered on the ABC!

Nicky Jurd is our D69 Toastmaster of the Year!

Nicky Jurd is our D69 Toastmaster of the Year!

‘Cairns Speakers Club’ member Nicky Jurd DTM has been named D69 Toastmaster of the year at our first post-covid 'Hall of Fame' event. The award reflected her role as lead organiser of the organisation’s recent conference in Cairns, as well as her work in providing...



What does a Toastmasters Club do to celebrate its 900th meeting? Redlands Club held a Lifeboat Debate. Six passengers / members on the sinking ship were given roles to play as they tried to persuade the rest of the group that they should be given the last seat left on...

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