Speakers of Croydon

Improve leadership skills | Ignite your career | Speak with confidence
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Why Join SoC?

Speakers of Croydon has been around since 2003 and has been instrumental in developing countless speaking champions.  SoC has achieved the Distinguished President Award eight years running.

Will you enjoy it?

Yes, most definitely. Whilst you are learning and gaining confidence to speak you will also be having fun. Speakers of Croydon encourages its members with lots of applause and constructive feedback.

You Are Never Alone

SoC is part of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development with membership of about 332,000 worldwide.  Wherever you travel there may well be a TM club, where you are sure to be welcomed with open arms.

Where, When, How?

We meet at 7.30 pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of every month at the CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon.  A mere 3 minute walk from West Croydon train station or 10 minutes from East Croydon.  We look forward to welcoming you

Membership Benefits

At Speakers of Croydon, we learn about the ‘rule of three’, so in true Toastmasters fashion here are three benefits (out of several) that you’ll enjoy.

Cheaper than coffee!

For just £11.00 per month, you could be on your way to becoming a public speaking Grandmaster. With two and sometimes three meetings per month, this is excellent Return on Investment.

Toastmasters International

Part of the worldwide Toastmasters family, giving you access to a wealth of resources to perfect your speaking skills. You get to take part in Area, District and International Public Speaking Contests.


Meet and interact with members from various disciplines in a warm and friendly environment all working towards the same goal, becoming better public speakers. Network with members who have established Coaching and Leadership businesses.


Here’s what some of our members and guests had to say

Joined SoC in Feb 2014. Meetings are always exciting and encouraging, especially if you desire to be an effective communicator. I’m always on the look out for new, inspiring insights so that I can become the best possible me.

Really friendly, welcoming and supportive. In just a few months I’ve developed a lot more confidence in public speaking and always look forward to the meetings

Was so inspired by the speakers on my visit that I decided to join straight away

What a fabulous, energizing and supportive group! Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit. It certainly won’t be my last. Very well organised and a lovely bunch of people. So glad I came across this group and that I made the effort to attend.

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CVA Resource Centre

We meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of every month. Members and guests arrive at 7:15 pm for a 7:30 pm start. Meetings last about two hours with a networking break mid-way through.

CVA Resource Centre
82 London Road



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