Be our guest at a Toastmasters club near you

“Before Toastmasters, I was an electrical engineer working a nine to five job and I couldn't really talk in front of people. I didn't have the confidence to share myself.

After Toastmasters, I felt so confident that I stopped working as an electrical engineer and I started teaching in university, teaching electrical engineering, talking in front of people for hours, and I got myself back. I got confidence back.”

Sara, proud member of Toastmasters

Does this vision of the future appeal to you?

  • Persuasively sharing your ideas with co-workers, during group discussions and in one-on-one meetings.
  • Welcoming each opportunity to speak before groups, confident in your presentation abilities.
  • Stepping into a new leadership role in your organization, knowing you have what it takes to succeed.

There’s a simple, inexpensive path to gaining these capacities, and more. By taking it, tens of thousands of women and men have achieved more success and satisfaction in their careers – and you can do the same.

Take Sara’s advice: ‘Join Toastmasters’

Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.

Visit a club to learn if Toastmasters is right for you.

There are over 140 Toastmasters clubs in your local area. Guests are welcomed at almost every meeting.

Toastmasters helped each of these notable figures with their careers

Toastmasters changed my life. They really did. Put me on the stage. I don’t know what I would have done without that positive boost.

Chris Matthews
Host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Chris Matthews Show; author and journalist

Chris Matthews

Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Anybody who begins and sticks with it for any length of time ends up a better speaker. As a result, they build confidence, and are able to do their jobs better.

Linda Lingle
Former Governor of Hawaii

Linda Lingle

In my role as the Chief People Officer for The Coca-Cola Company, I see a great value in Toastmasters International’s proven programs for developing great communicators and influential leaders.

Ceree Eberly
Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Ceree Eberly

Baseball gave me the confidence to stand in front of huge crowds. Toastmasters afforded me the confidence to speak to those crowds.

Byron Embry
CEO and founder of Closing Remarks, LLC; professional speaker and former baseball player

Byron Embry

Frequently Asked Questions about Toastmasters

Where are club meetings held?

Club meetings are held in a variety of locations, including corporations, colleges, restaurants and local community centers. Toastmasters’ global network is made of 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Find a conveniently located club using the list on this page.

Do I need to contact a club before attending?

We recommend you contact a club prior to a visiting. You can contact any club using the club list on this page.

Am I required to speak at a club meeting?

No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish.

Can I visit more than one club?

Yes. We encourage you to visit multiple clubs to find the one that best fits your preference and needs.

Is there a fee to attend a club meeting?

There are no fees to attend a meeting as a guest.

How long do club meetings last?

Meeting times generally range from 1 to 2 hours.

Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting?

No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting.

Is there a leader or instructor?

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. The club will have elected club officers present and a Toastmaster who facilitates the meeting.

Can anyone become a member?

As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Members pay Toastmasters International dues of $45 every six months. Many clubs charge additional dues of a similar amount to cover operating expenses. All new members also pay a one-time $20 fee for materials.

Find a Toastmasters Club Near You

Visit any of over 140 Toastmasters Clubs in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, or Eastern New York to learn how Toastmasters can help advance your career. Each month, thousands of members are improving their speaking and leadership skills at their local Toastmasters clubs.
After choosing a club to visit, please click on the 'Visit Club' link and follow the instructions for scheduling your a guest visit.

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