Since 1924, Toastmasters International (TI) has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Our network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program are sure to help you become a better speaker and leader. Today, TI is present in over 143 countries with 16,672 clubs with over 357,000 members.
Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself.
How Does It Work?
The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced program allows members with varied skill levels to build confidence with each successive speaking assignment. There is no requirement of a minimum level to join Toastmasters. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for 1-2 hours. Each meeting gives members several opportunities. More details here.
What’s in it for you?
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
Good leaders are good communicators
Anyone who is a strong leader has to first be an effective communicator. In Toastmasters you will hone your speaking skills, and you will develop leadership abilities – through evaluations, listening, mentoring, serving as club officers and filling roles in club meetings. You will take those leadership skills out into the world, running businesses, mentoring youths, organizing fund-raisers, coaching teams and heading up families.
Finding the right club for you
Each Toastmasters Club has its own personality. So check out a few in your preferred location to find your best match. Bangkok offers 14 clubs that are open to public with a diverse choice of location, day and time, as shown below.
Community Toastmasters club in Bangkok
You can also visit https://www.toastmasters.org/find-a-club to help narrow down your choices. Most clubs welcome new visitors as guests and you can join one or multiple meetings before deciding about membership. Do make sure to confirm the meeting time and venue by visiting the unique contact page (facebook/meetup/website) of the chosen club(s).
- Toastmasters International : https://www.toastmasters.org/
- TI District 97 (for South-East Asia): http://www.toastmastersdistrict97.org/