Toastmasters District 91, are part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches communication, public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of local clubs.
Toastmasters International is made up of 364,000 members across 145 countries with 16,200+ clubs. Toastmasters International uses a local club-based structure, with clubs in District 91 ranging from the far tip of Kent to the North of England, on average our clubs have around 20-40 members, all with the single desire of becoming better communicators and leaders.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. It began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA, he saw a need for the men in the community to learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees, and he wanted to help them.
Toastmasters as we know it today began when Ralph C.Smedley started working at the newly organized YMCA in Santa Ana, California, in 1922, and for the first two years, his time was spent building a home for the organization.
However, his passion to help others learn to speak and lead remained. Once the new YMCA building was christened in April of 1924, he was able to introduce the idea of Toastmasters, and organize the Toastmasters club that eventually became Club No. 1 of Toastmasters International.
Since then Toastmasters International has grown, to an organisation of over 16.200 clubs empowering individuals to find their voice and become inspiring leaders.
Learn new skills week on week and how to communicate with confidence.
Develop your leadership skills and learn how to motivate.
Find your voice and shape your future, learn how to speak with confidence.
Expand your knowledge in a safe and friendly environment, and improve your self-esteem.
Share your life experiences and build life changing friendships and connections.
Explore your creative side, and story telling, whilst improving your vocabulary.
Achieve the skills to speak with power and persuasion and gain a competitive advantage.
Focus on self-development and obtain skills for life.