Become a better speaker
Toastmasters can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.
Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is an efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.
By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. The Toastmasters program will help you to:
- Develop better speaking and presentation skills
- Learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet
- Learn techniques to stop your hands shaking when presenting
- Build strong leadership abilities
- Hone your listening skills
- Enhance your resumé and career prospects – many companies value the Toastmasters qualifications
Learn to become a leader
Leadership is the art of persuading others to do what you wish to be done. To do so, you need to communicate, and you need to work as a team. In Toastmasters, you’ll do both.
You’ll find out how to vary your approach to suit the needs of different people, be they the audience for a speech, the committee for a fundraiser, or the members of your family.
There are plenty of opportunities to learn how to lead in Toastmasters. It might be facilitating a session during a meeting, running the meeting or even joining the team who run the club to learn how to lead larger groups of people.
Members join Toastmasters for a variety of reasons such preparing for a work presentation, a wedding speech, or just to meet new friends. We believe becoming a better speaker and leader impacts all aspects of your life, helping you speak up, be heard and reach the goals in life which are important to you.
What exactly is Toastmasters?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a fun and low-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations, which is an essential part of Toastmasters.
Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and meeting procedure.
Members learn communication skills by working through a series of self-paced speaking assignments designed to build a foundation in public speaking, called the Pathways Education Program.
When you join, all members have the option of partnering with a mentor, to help them get personalised support to reach their goals.
Why join City Tattersalls Toastmasters Club?
We’ve got a great time, great venue and a great club culture!
The City Tattersalls Toastmasters Club was chartered on 28 May 1985 – which means that our individual club is 35 years young and counting!
We currently have around 25 members, comprising a good mix of ages, cultures and professional backgrounds, as well as a combination of experienced speakers and beginners.
Several of our members are award-winning speakers, having competed on the Toastmasters stage on the national level during our District Competition, which means we’ve got a strong and experienced group of people to help you grow.
The City Tattersalls Toastmasters Club is proud to be a sub-club of the City Tattersalls Club located in the Sydney CBD.
Our mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
We meet on the first and third Tuesday evening of every month, at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, at 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney.
We arrive at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm sharp start. Visitors are always welcome!
If you’d like to join us as a guest for one of our meetings to see what it’s like, please let us know you’d like to get in touch by emailing us at info at cttm.org.au
Sample Meeting Agenda
You can see a sample meeting agenda here, but the best way to truly get a feel for the club is to come along as a guest. There’s no obligation to join – just come and have a great night out and see if our club is the club is the right fit for you.
Our member’s health is of vital importance to us, so we ensure we meet in a COVID-SAFE manner. Our venue has COVID-SAFE approval, in terms of limiting numbers and regular cleaning.
When we meet, we ensure that we:
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5 m, including seating
- Do not shake hands (we bow, or “elbow bump”)
- Members are invited to wear face masks (optional)
Ready to try Toastmasters?
Feel free to contact us to get in touch to arrange your visit to a meeting as a guest. Or, you can find out more about the joining process here.