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
See the calendar page for specific dates.