Established in 1924, Toastmasters International has more than 300,000 members in 149 countries. And more than 15,800 clubs.
Impressed? Sounds great but if you’re anything like me you aren’t bothered about facts and figures. As you’ve landed on our website my guess is that you want to know how this very successful club, Speakers of Croydon, can actually help you!
A few years ago I decided to confront an issue that had held me back all my life, my total dread of public speaking. Since birth I had shied away from any situation that meant I would have to speak in front of a group. I never came forward in class at school. I missed promotional opportunities at work. As for taking an active role in a club or organisation, forget it.
Finally someone recommended I try Toastmasters.
‘What is Toastmasters?’ I asked. And more importantly ‘how can they help me?’
This line comes direct from their website:
‘Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.’