What we're about

Everything in Toastmasters revolves around CONFIDENCE.

Members practice public speaking and leadership skills to find their voice and develop into more confident and competent speakers and leaders.

Across New Zealand, there are almost 300 clubs so you are likely to find one near you! Clubs average 15-25 members and usually meet weekly or fortnightly for 1 - 2 hours.

Each club has a unique culture. There's no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free. Visit as many as you like until you find a club that suits you. Guests may visit a club up to three times before required to join.

The education program in Toastmasters is called Pathways. It is a multi-language online learning tool allowing you to practice over 300 workplace skills. Here's a sneak peek of the Icebreaker, the first project members do once they join - www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview/ice-breaker (http://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview/ice-breaker)

If you decide to join, a fellow member will be there to answer any questions you have and help guide you on your Toastmasters journey of personal and professional growth.

Come along and meet up with some of our members and be our guest at the next meeting.

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Oakland Toastmasters

Halswell Bowling Club

Who we are

Oaklands Toastmasters in Halswell, Christchurch, has been running for over 20 years, serving the people of Halswell, Oaklands, Westlake, Aidenfield, and Hillmorton in Christchurch, as well as anyone from the surrounding area who want to join in the fun.

Our Mission

The mission of Oakland Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. It is a place where every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

Basically we help people gain confidence, communication and teamwork skills in a friendly, fun way.

Our members come from a wild variety of backgrounds: engineers, teachers, salespeople, students and business owners, to name a few.

New members learn the Timekeeper role supervised by the VP Education Shen Mansell.

People join for a variety of different reasons, some are after career advancement, others would like to perfect the art of delivering a highly inspiring special occasions speech and some of our members join just for fun.

Whatever your reason, with our members combined with a vast array of experience, we can help you achieve your goals.

Learn how to:

Prepare and present speeches and presentations.
Organize a speech into a logical sequence.
Begin and summarize speeches effectively.
Give useful and effective feedback, in a way that will help people learn and improve.
Speak off the cuff, responding well when put on the spot.
When delivering your speech, you'll learn to:

Use body language and gestures to add impact.
Use your voice to enhance your message.
Get control of your nerves.
In addition, you'll get to:

Get to know your audience.
Introduce other speakers.
Evaluate speakers with effective feedback.
Perform a variety of roles in the meetings, from the timekeeper, to toastmaster.
Join us as a Guest

We love having guests at our meetings, please feel free to come along to our next one.

We meet every Monday night (except public holidays) at 7:15 pm at the Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Road.

If you want to say hi before dropping in, here are our contact details.

Join us as a Member

It would be wonderful to have you join us as a member.

There is a $90 joining fee for new members and a $20.00 monthly fee to cover the costs to toastmasters international, and room hire.

The joining fee also includes access to Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead. See more here https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview.

Other Websites to Check Out

To find out more please check out the following sites;

Toastmasters New Zealand - www.toastmasters.org.nz

Toastmasters International - www.toastmasters.org

Oaklands Toastmasters on Facebook

Meetup - Oaklands Toastmasters

Avon Toastmasters - Christchurch CBD - have fun speaking!

301 Tuam Street

Come, have fun and discover your speaking potential at Avon.

The hardest part is walking in the door. But once you do, a whole new world of boosted self-confidence awaits.

Learn how to prepare and deliver effective speeches and articulate your stories and ideas. Learn to think on your feet by answering questions during Table Topics and give and receive constructive feedback so not only you can learn but you can help others too. Everyone is part of a friendly team at Avon Toastmasters.

Come along, be our guest and part of the audience for our next meeting. First THREE visits are FREE!
No obligation to join. No hard sell. Plus free tea and bikkies during the break :)

For more information visit https://toastmasters.net.nz

Any enquiries, please contact [masked]

Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Wgtn - Cook Strait Toastmasters

Cockburn Street Chapel

Ok, so we don't really have a Colin, Ryan or Wayne joining us tonight but we might have the likes of Tom, Dick or Harry lol.

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters is an investment in you, your confidence, your voice. Come along and join us for a couple of prepared speeches with a twist of a game show to have some fun after Labour Weekend.

Start now to develop your speaking potential this Spring with Cook Strait Toastmasters.

About us ...

For over 30 years Cook Strait has been helping people in the community to develop speaking and leadership skills and forge lifelong friendships.
We have a relaxed community vibe, and especially aim to reflect the diverse Kilbirnie, Lyall Bay, and surrounding communities. T

You can expect a warm welcome, refreshments are provided and there is plenty of space for social distancing. It costs nothing but your time to take a look so why not join us and find out how we can help you!

· Email - [masked]

· Phone: Sheryl[masked] or Steve[masked]

· Location - Cockburn Chapel, 1 Cockburn St, Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay, Wellington

Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Wgtn - Cook Strait Toastmasters

Kilbirnie Early Learners

Ok, so we don't really have a Colin, Ryan or Wayne joining us tonight but we might have the likes of Tom, Dick or Harry lol.

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters is an investment in you, your confidence, your voice. Come along and join us for a couple of prepared speeches with a twist of a game show to have some fun after Labour Weekend.

Start now to develop your speaking potential this Spring with Cook Strait Toastmasters.

About us ...

For over 30 years Cook Strait has been helping people in the community to develop speaking and leadership skills and forge lifelong friendships.
We have a relaxed community vibe, and especially aim to reflect the diverse Kilbirnie, Lyall Bay, and surrounding communities. T

You can expect a warm welcome, refreshments are provided and there is plenty of space for social distancing. It costs nothing but your time to take a look so why not join us and find out how we can help you!

· Email - [masked]

· Phone: Sheryl[masked] or Steve[masked]

· Location - Cockburn Chapel, 1 Cockburn St, Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay, Wellington

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Boaters Toastmasters

301 Tuam Street

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