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Benefits of Joining Toastmasters

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International (TI) is a US headquartered nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, and public speaking and leadership skills.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.


350,000 + members | 142 + countries | 16,500+ clubs

How Does Toastmasters Work?

Everything in Toastmasters revolves around the club. With a network of 16,800 clubs across 143 countries, you are sure to find one near you! Most clubs have around 20 members and meet once a week for an hour. For a preview of what the club experience is like, watch this video.

The Toastmasters Club Experience Video

Each club features a unique culture, so there's no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.

Benefits of Joining Toastmasters

Members of Toastmasters find unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. Joining Toastmasters could change your life.

1. Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

The main basis of all benefits Toastmasters can bring to you is the improvement of your public speaking skills. Your Toastmasters journey will help you learn to speak with authority and communicate clearly and effectively through our proven educational program.

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Speak to Inspire and Lead

– Somesh Chablani  

2. Improve Your Confidence & Become a Leader

Public Speaking can incredibly be an effective way of boosting your confidence and becoming a natural leader. Once Toastmasters members have completed the first section of the educational program, there is then the option to actually undertake a program specifically designed to develop leadership skills.

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3. Boost Your Career Prospects

Improving your confidence and communication skills naturally have great benefits for your career prospects. Developing yourself as someone who can communicate clearly and effectively to a team, or putting yourself across as the right candidate in an interview situation are great examples of how Toastmasters can boost your career prospects.

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