What we're about

Watford Speakers Club helps people become confident communicators, whether it’s in front of a large audience or in one to one communications.

We achieve this by using the tried and proven methods of our parent organisation, Toastmasters International.

Each member progresses through a manual of ten speeches at their own pace.
We generally do three types of public speaking:

Set speeches with the focus of the speech advised by the manual
Evaluations of other people’s speeches to help development as speakers
Table topics, to improve impromptu speaking

As soon as you’re a member, you can start on your Communication and Leadership Manual (the first ten speeches).

When you’ve worked your way through the first manual, you have the option to do any of 15 Advanced manuals, which focus on a special form of speaking such as management, sales, reading, humour and interpersonal communication, for example.

You will also learn new sets of skills such as leading a meeting, giving balanced feedback and thinking on your feet.
About Toastmasters International

For more than 86 years, Toastmasters International has been recognised as the leading organisation dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish; they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. The organisation answers a new generation’s plea: Where can I go to become a better communicator and ultimately, a stronger leader?

Toastmasters continues to build on its legacy by providing a strong foundation for the future. Its proven educational program continually evolves to address the needs of the world’s communicators and leaders both today and tomorrow.

Toastmasters members learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback – and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

We meet at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at:

The Church Hall of The First Church of Christ Scientist
53 Cassiobury Drive
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3AD

See the calendar page for specific dates.

Upcoming events (2)

Online Toastmasters - Watford Speakers

Needs a location

Would you like to improve your public speaking skills? We are meeting online via the conferencing platform zoom. Join us at Watford Speakers and ask us for the access link to join! At our twice-monthly meetings, you will learn all the skills needed to speak with confidence and become the speaker that others look forward to listening to. Our members are a mix of levels and we welcome guests of every level to join us too. Whether the very thought of speaking in public fills you with fear, or you love speaking in front of an audience, you will learn something new by attending our meetings. Become a better public speaker by learning skills and tactics to draw your audience in. Build your confidence. Network with and meet like-minded people. We meet every first and third Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to practice delivering speeches and speak on impromptu topics. Come give us a try! Contact the meet-up organiser or via the contact form on our website. Find out more about us on our website (www.watfordspeakersclub.org) and join our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/watfordspeakersclub/).

Online Toastmasters - Watford Speakers

Needs a location

Would you like to improve your public speaking skills? We are meeting online via the conferencing platform zoom. Join us at Watford Speakers and ask us for the access link to join! At our twice-monthly meetings, you will learn all the skills needed to speak with confidence and become the speaker that others look forward to listening to. Our members are a mix of levels and we welcome guests of every level to join us too. Whether the very thought of speaking in public fills you with fear, or you love speaking in front of an audience, you will learn something new by attending our meetings. Become a better public speaker by learning skills and tactics to draw your audience in. Build your confidence. Network with and meet like-minded people. We meet every first and third Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to practice delivering speeches and speak on impromptu topics. Come give us a try! Contact the meet-up organiser or via the contact form on our website. Find out more about us on our website (www.watfordspeakersclub.org) and join our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/watfordspeakersclub/).

Past events (51)

Online Toastmasters - Watford Speakers

The Church Hall of The First Church of Christ Scientist

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