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
Booking is not required, we look forward to seeing you there!
For more Information please contact
email@example.com. If you would like to speak to someone please call 0413 119 820
If you are wondering how our meeting is structured, we've included below our current meeting agenda:
The club's president welcomes everyone to the club.
Everyone introduces themselves. These introductions are usually quite short, around 30 seconds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here we have various reports, such as: ums & ahs, big ears, grammarian and timer.
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.
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,
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.