I’ve never been to a Toastmasters meeting before – can I just turn up?
Of course you can, you’d be most welcome – in fact, you can come and visit us as a guest (for free) as many times as you like.
Will you make me speak if I do?
Not if you don’t want to! There’ll be an opportunity to try a mini-speech (Table Topic) if you want to, and we’d encourage you to give it a try, but if you just want to assess the lay-of-the-land then that’s fine too.
So when do you meet?
We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th (if there is one) Tuesday of each month; you can see our next meeting listed on the right hand side of the screen.
Where do you meet?
We meet in St Botolph’s Church on Aldgate High Street, just by Aldgate Tube. Check out our Location Page for a map.
What do I get if I become a member?
You can come as many times as you like as a guest, and even participate in our impromptu speaking sessions, but as a Member, you also get these other great benefits:
- Structured program to improve all aspects of your public speaking
(including a written manual)
- Structured program to improve your leadership skills
(including a written manual)
- A Mentor
(an experienced toastmaster who is there to help)
- Participation in the Prepared Speeches section of the meeting
- Club Socials
- Affiliation and recognised certification from Toastmasters International
Our latest newsletter (PDF) contains news over what our members have accomplished over the year.
How do I join, and how much does it cost?
Joining is easy and cheap – there’s a one-off cost for all your training materials, then it’s only £7 a month! Membership is collected once a year, or done on a pro rata basis if you join part way through. Here’s our Membership Application that lists all the costs, and tells you how to join.
I have more questions, who should I ask?
Any of the members are happy to chat about the club, membership, Table Topics, or anything else for that matter! Come along and see us, and you can quiz us to your hearts content – see you at the next meeting. Can’t wait until the next meeting? Send us a message here!
I’ve joined, but i’m not receiving emails from toastmasterclub.org?
Toastmasterclub.org is the online portal used by UK Toastmasters to let you sign up for speeches and roles and keep you updated on the latest news.
The current madness in the internet world with a seasonal peak of unwanted spam has triggered several mail service providers such as hotmail to try new tricks to prevent the unwanted messages from getting through to their customers.
Sadly they don’t always get it right and at present some mail sent from Toastmasterclub to customers of these mail providers are being bounced as spam. To resolve this, please add the following email addresses to your safe senders list:
email@example.com and DO_NOT_REPLY@toastmasterclub.org