District 41 Toastmasters

Toastmasters Growth Corner

What's in it for me?

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a tenured manager, student, young professional, someone looking to advance their career, or someone hoping to make an impact in your community, Toastmasters is the most efficient, supportive, enjoyable, and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll improve your interpersonal communication and be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches.

Joining Toastmasters can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Is one of your goals listed below? Click on it to see how we can help you accomplish it!

I want to…

Toastmasters clubs present speaking opportunities at every meeting. Whether you present a prepared speech, participate in Table Topics®, or fill a meeting role, you can get the valuable practice needed to build confidence for public speaking. And Toastmasters’ safe and supportive club environment means there’s no pressure, so you can work at your own pace.

An integral part of Toastmasters is giving and receiving feedback. When you speak at a club, a fellow Toastmaster will provide you with feedback to help you grow your public speaking skills. With the Pathways learning experience, you will have access to an education program that will teach you the skills required to become a more effective speaker.

Toastmasters isn’t only for improving your public speaking or communication skills. By giving speeches and working through a learning path in the Pathways learning experience, you will learn how to structure your presentation and incorporate tone and body language to truly engage with your audience.

Since Toastmasters clubs are run by members, each club offers volunteer leadership positions. When you combine this with the leadership skills you can learn through the Pathways learning experience, you can not only build skills, but can gain valuable experience leading a team.

By improving your communication, public speaking, and leadership skills, you are building a better version of yourself. Whether you are hoping to land that big promotion or simply want to feel more confident when communicating with coworkers, Toastmasters can help teach the skills you need!

Toastmasters clubs can be found in 145 countries across the world. Each club decides which language they support during meetings, meaning you can find a club that allows you to practice that second (or third) language you want to become fluent in!

Toastmasters come from all walks of life. Over time, attending meetings will allow you to build social connections and network with others that you may not have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. In a Toastmasters club, you’ll find likeminded people who are working hard to build similar skills as you!

Step 3: Complete Paperwork/Apply

Bring together like-minded peers who want to improve communication skills and have fun in the process!

Take the first step to organize by downloading the application below. Be prepared for the following subsequent steps:

    Pay a one-time charter fee of $125 USD
    Pay a one-time new member fee of $20 USD per member
    Pay the $60 USD six-month membership dues

    For questions about completing the forms, please email our New Clubs team at newclubs@toastmasters.org.

Start a Club

Step 1: Get Support/Learn More

Bring together like-minded peers who want to improve communication skills and have fun in the process!

Connect with a Toastmasters leader in your area by clicking the button below to get started.

Step 2: Recruit/Market

Recruit 20 or more prospective members (over the age of 18) who want to join the club.

Utilize resources below to promote your club and attract members

Email newclubs@toastmasters.org for help with completing the application.