What can I learn?
We use the proven Toastmasters International education programme. The education programme is at the heart of what we do, as it will allow you to develop your confidence, communication and leadership skills effectively. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
The education programme consists of a number of projects that guide you in learning about topics and skills that are relevant to you. It is self-paced, meaning that you can work on the projects at time and at a pace that works for you.
When you join our club, you will be invited to join the "Pathways" educational system and will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. This will then help you decide which of the ten available "Paths" are relevant to you and what you personally want to achieve. Some of our members are studying more than one! The Paths are:
Each Learning Path is made up of five Levels of increasing complexity. The program is designed this way so you’re always building on what you learned in the previous level. All Learning Paths contain the following Levels:
Level 2: Learning Your Style
Level 3: Increasing Knowledge
Level 4: Building Skills
Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise
More information about the Paths and projects is available on the Toastmasters website.
What help do I get?
Support is provided from the day you join. We want you to get the most our of your club experience, so we have a structured mentoring programme designed to help you achieve your goals. Visit us for free at one of our friendly club meetings.
How long does it take?
The timescales for working through the programme and your time commitments are flexible to meet your needs:
- - you can attend whenever you wish as an audience member
- - you volunteer to prepare and give speeches when you want
- - you can volunteer to take on a meeting role when you want
You decide the pace at which you improve your confidence, communication and leadership skills.