When and where
We meet every first and third Wednesday at 6.45pm for 7pm start
See our contacts page if you’d like to get in touch with someone first – otherwise, just turn up!
It’s FREE for visitors to attend, and you are welcome to come to as many meetings as you like before deciding whether or not to join.
If you’d like to become a member, there’s a one off joining fee (currently £35) and dues are £12 a month thereafter. Toastmasters is a non profit organisation, so dues cover the cost of the manuals you’ll be working through, and your monthly Toastmasters magazine mailed from the U.S. Dues also go towards club funds for room rental, equipment, refreshments etc. We think this is great value for money! Once you’re a member, you can participate in any of the Toastmasters clubs, anywhere in the UK – or indeed the world.
A typical meeting will consist of the following
Opening – 7.00pm President calls the meeting to order
Grammarian – A member chooses the word of the day – you just have to use it!
The Ah Counter – Stop using those umms and ahs as a crutch in your speech – here’s how
The Programmed Speeches – Members are progressing through the Competent Communicator Manuals to improve their speaking skills.
Break – Refreshments and a chat with other members
Evaluation – Each speaker is evaluated and given constructive and positive feedback to help them in the future
Table Topics – Ever wondered what it’s like to do a speech unprepared and on the spot? Well so did all our members and guests! Don’t worry we won’t pick on you unless you want to join in the fun!
The meeting will normally end around 9.30pm