Who are we?
We're part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit worldwide network of 12,500 clubs with over 260,000 members spread across 116 countries.
Our Bath Spa club is open to everyone, all ages, all interests, and we encourage everyone to take to the stage with nothing but support, friendliness, and constructive feedback.
Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.
Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.
Why join us?
• to overcome a fear of public speaking or just build confidence when presenting to an audience
• to prepare for a specific event such as a wedding speech or an important presentation
• to develop effective communication and leadership skills that are valuable in many areas of life
It’s also a great way to meet new and interesting people. (Truth is, whatever our reasons for starting, we come back for the laughs as much as the speeches – we’re a diverse and pretty sociable bunch)
What happens in a meeting?
Evenings are usually in three parts - the Intro, the Speeches and Table Topics. But there are also Special Features depending on the theme of the week. With so much to cover we schedule everything to get it all in:
7:15 - Doors Open - Meet & Greet
7:30 - Toastmaster, Icebreakers, Speeches, Evaluations
8.30 - Break and chat
8.45 - Toastmaster, Tabletopics, Evaluations, Feedback.
9.30 - Awards, Close
9.40 - Drinks at the nearest pub