Frequently Asked Questions

What is Toastmasters anyway?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.

Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 352,000 memberships in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

To find out more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org.

Who can join?

Anyone over 18! Most people come visit the club as a guest 2-3 times to determine whether it’s right for them. If you feel that you can benefit from Toastmasters (and I’m sure you can!), then come to a meeting on the 2nd or 4th Friday of the month!

How does Toastmasters work?

We meet twice a month for an hour (2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from Noon to 1:00pm). Each meeting has a specific program and members take on different roles to practice speaking.

Everyone goes at their own pace – you start speaking when you feel ready. You will also receive great manuals to guide you along the way (your first ten speeches) and help you master the secrets of public speaking.

To start with you can visit as a guest without any obligation (and no – you will not have to speak if you don’t want to).

How much are dues?

Membership is affordable:

  • $10 one-time new member fee
  • $45 dues every six months

You get your initial six-month membership with the weekly meetings, all the materials you need to keep you busy for months, subscription to monthly Toastmasters International magazine with tons of great articles and tips on public speaking, and camaraderie with like-minded people.