Practice speaking in front of a supportive audience.
Participate in the Toastmasters Pathways Education Programme.
Become a dynamic speaker.
Be surrounded by people who genuinely care about helping you achieve your goals.
Apply the skills you learn and reach your potential!
2023 District 72 Conference
Registrations for the 2023 District 72 Conference are now open! This will be held from 12 – 14 May 2023 at The Angus (5 Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt). Early Bird registrations are open until 20 January 2023.
What Our Clubs Do...
Delivering prepared speeches allows you to gain valuable experience and get “stage time.” At the same time, the audience can be informed, inspired and often entertained. Come and share your ideas, opinions, stories or practice for that wedding, workplace presentation or simply build your self-confidence.
Impromptu Speaking is creating speeches or answer questions “off the cuff” without time to prepare. Often humorous, Toastmasters’ Table Topics teaches members to think on their feet and learn how to stay calm and think while communicating clearly and confidently.
All speaking and leadership roles receive an evaluation. This is an opportunity to learn from others’ experience and discover blind spots as well as acknowledge your strengths and get tips on how to improve. Giving and receiving feedback is a valuable skill, with many practical uses at home, sport or at work.
Visit a Club
It is 100% free to visit as a guest and there will be no pressure to speak on the first meeting. Simply come along and enjoy the speeches! Most clubs do not require booking beforehand. However, it may be worth sending a message to make sure the venue has not changed.
If you like what you see and want to get involved, simply speak to one of the Club Officers during the meeting. They will be able to give you an application form and provide payment information.
Now it is time to practice speaking! New members are usually assigned minor meeting roles to help them gradually build up their confidence. Once you are ready, the first speech will be your Ice Breaker. This is an opportunity to introduce yourself and become more comfortable speaking in front of an audience.
What Our Members Say...
“Toastmasters gave me the confidence to do more than I had ever thought would be possible for me!
I used to get really nervous sharing my ideas in meetings at work, and that meant that I would just keep my ideas to myself. I wanted to contribute to the team but I didn’t know how.
I decided that I didn’t want my nerves to hold me back any more, so I joined Toastmasters. I was amazed at how supportive the group was, and it didn’t matter about making mistakes because it was more about having a go and learning from the experience.
I had to put in the time and work, but the effort was worth it. My mentor helped me to tackle gradually more challenging projects, and after a while I found myself presenting sessions at workshops, and running courses. It didn’t mean the nerves had stopped, but they became less frequent, and I had learned to deal with them so that they didn’t hold me back.
I’d recommend Toastmasters to anyone who wants to grow their potential. You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve!”
Jane Gregory - Lunchspeak & Speak Easy Toastmasters
“The value and knowledge you gain from Toastmasters is only restricted by how far you want to push yourself! The people there will calm your nerves, applaud you, evaluate you and give you the confidence to deliver great speeches!”
Dillon Skipper - Christchurch Toastmasters
“I have been a Toastmaster for over 15 years. I enjoy listening to the amazing topics people talk about – topics I would never have considered. I love having to find topics to share with other people and the challenge of sharing these in interesting ways. Toastmasters sure helps me to keep growing.”
Kath Cherrie - Toast NOW & Cup Cake Communicators
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