How Do I Join Toastmasters?
There are over 160 clubs to choose from in New Zealand’s District 112, each uses
the same Toastmasters format, but with its own unique personality.
- We recommend you check out the Toastmasters Club Finder HERE and visit several clubs in your area to which suits you
- When you find one you are comfortable with, just complete a membership application, pay a once-only joining fee plus up to six months membership (fees differ for each club dependant on club overheads. Averages $7 to $10 a meeting).
- Shortly afterwards you will receive your New Member notification via email. Congratulations, you’re now a member of your chosen Toastmasters club, and on your way to an exciting period of learning and personal development!\
What Happens When I Join A Club?
A lot of learning and fun happens within your own Toastmasters club! A typical club is made up of 15 – 25 people who meet on a regular basis for between one to two hours.
The meetings are run in a structured way, ensuring everyone gets an opportunity to stand up and speak. You will be advised of your speaking assignment well in advance, allowing you plenty of time to prepare. As a visitor you would not be expected to speak but you may if you wish.
Speaking assignments are varied – They range from chairing the meeting, facilitating a Table Topics session, offering a point of view, evaluating other speakers, all the way to delivering full speeches of 7 minutes or more on the topic of your choice with clearly defined objectives to meet.
Importantly, whenever you stand up and speak, you receive encouraging, helpful feedback on how well you went and what you can improve, through formal evaluations.
When you’re ready, opportunities to take on leadership and mentoring roles will present themselves, allowing you to further develop your personal skill set.
Many members believe these opportunities are the most valuable way to enhance their already developing skills and learning experience.
When you apply yourself, you will be amazed at how quickly your communication and leadership skills improve.
How Do I Find A Club?
Click HERE for Club Finder, in the top left side enter your location and clubs with your chosen distance will appear on the map, with a list down the left hand column