Who we are

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 352,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,400 clubs in 141 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Club Mission

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Education

Education is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey, and it is a critical aspect of all club meetings around the world. Develop and practice communication and leadership skills in the safe, supportive environment of our club, working through projects and assignments that enable you to build real–world skills in a variety of disciplines.

Seize your opportunity

Public Speaking Tips

Whether you’re new to giving speeches or are a seasoned Toastmaster, these how-to articles will help you hone your skills. Get quick and easy tips for how to prepare and present an award, use visual aids and props, incorporate body language into your presentations, and more. With time and practice, you’re sure to see improvement in your ability to communicate and an increase in your confidence as well.

Where will Pathways take you?

Get started on your journey of personal and professional development through 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.

The Club Experience

Have you ever wondered what happens at a Toastmasters club? Watch the club experience video below to find out, and share it with any of your friends, family or colleagues interested in improving their speaking and leadership skills.

Membership

Joining Toastmasters is easy and affordable. When you become a member, you’ll have the support of your club, district and the global organization as you work toward your goals.

Club Experience

Join us

The Ashfield Toastmasters Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00PM until approximately 9:15PM.

Meetings take place on Level 1 of Club Ashfield. Address is 1-11 Charlotte Street Ashfield NSW 2131 (next to Ashfield Station)

Guests are welcome to attend a meeting to see how they are organised, and have the opportunity to take part if they wish.

Booking is not required, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more Information please contact info@ashfieldtm.org.au. If you would like to speak to someone please call 0413 119 820

Meeting Schedule

The dates of our next 10 meetings are shown below for your convenience.

Feel free to click on any dates that interest you and you will be shown our designated meetup page for that meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at our club soon!

Our meetings can also be found on Eventbrite:

Gain self-confidence through speaking at Ashfield Toastmasters - 2nd Thursdays

Gain self-confidence through speaking at Ashfield Toastmasters - 4th Thursdays

Meeting Agenda

If you are wondering how our meeting is structured, we've included below our current meeting agenda:

President's Welcome

The club's president welcomes everyone to the club.

Introductions

Everyone introduces themselves. These introductions are usually quite short, around 30 seconds.

Guest Welcome

The guests are welcomed to the club and are also welcomed to participate if they feel ready.

Grammarian's Word of the Day

A word is chosen to be used during anyone's speaking opportunity if they so wish.

Mission of the Club

Club's Mission Statement is read out.

Table Topics

These are short speeches typically 1 minute long, with the topic given just before the speech commences. There are usually around 8 of these to entertain us.

Table Topic Evaluations

Each of the table topic speakers are evaluated, this usually takes around 1-2 minutes per speaker.

Half Time Break

The break is usually 15 minutes long.

Toast

Speech where we raise our glass for a particular group of people or a significant event or anything toastworthy.

Joke, Rant or Poem

Here a speaker has a few options to provide an approximately 2 minute speech.

Prepared Speeches

These are typically 5-7 minutes in duration and are often a requirement from the Pathways Education system. We might find ourselves enjoying around 3-4 of these speeches during a meeting.

Prepared Speeches Evaluations

Each prepared speech speaker is evaluated. This takes approximately 2-3 minutes per speaker.

Meeting Reports

Here we have various reports, such as: ums & ahs, big ears, grammarian and timer.

General Evaluation

Here everyone who hasn't been directly evaluated so far can expect to be provided an evaluation for their benefit.

Guest's Final Word

Here guests are offered the opportunity (but not an obligation) to offer any comments about their experience.

President's Meeting Close

President offers a few words to draw the meeting to a close.

Testimonials

A Toastmaster's Journey

I wasn't born a leader. They were all around me though. In the community, at work, at school. Leaders were everywhere.

They were the heads of families, coaches of teams, business leaders, mentors, organizational decision-makers.
I admired these leaders. They influenced who I was and who I was becoming. Whatever they did professionally or how they became what they were, I aspired to walk in their footsteps.

And, so, I committed myself to becoming one. Finally, it came to me. It wasn't just what leaders knew that enabled them to lead. They had a voice. They could tell their story. They could listen and answer. They didn't just accomplish, they communicated.

So I set out to find my voice. Learn to process information on my toes. I needed to learn to listen. Learn to give feedback and accept it. I needed to organize, plan, deliver, follow up. I needed a place where all the ingredients were there, and someone would guide me along the way.

I found that place.

I found a community of learners and the path to leadership.

I am a leader - and I was made.

9 Decades and Counting