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“What an encouraging evening” summed up Ellie, our general evaluator for the night who had nothing but praise for the entire session

An alternative through the lens of the Batchelor

A monumental evening with two great speeches and a hilarious table topics hosted by Jan

A new Toastmasters year beckons

“This year has been a real eye-opener” began the outgoing CCTM President JP in his AGM address this evening.  Eye-opening for being responsible for people’s development, for doing the right thing for the people and the club.  JP… Read More

Better Speaking

This page has information and resources about how to be a better speaker. Learning the skills you need to enhance your speaking ability is what Toastmasters is all about.  On this page you can find out how to… Read More


Notes on preparing and delivering effective speech evaluations Credits Completion of a Speech Evaluation can be used for the Competent Leadership Award, Projects 1, 2, 3, and 8. A Step-by-Step Approach to Speech Evaluation How can you give… Read More

Impromptu Speaking (Table Topics)

What is impromptu speaking? At Toastmasters, Impromptu Speaking is the ability to speak “off the cuff”, without preparation and without notes, on a topic you have just been given.  This is a regular part of a Toastmasters meeting,… Read More

General Evaluations

Role of General Evaluator The General Evaluator is the last person to speak at a Toastmasters meeting.  This page gives tips on what’s required from a General Evaluator and how to give an effective meeting evaluation. The General… Read More

Introducing a speaker

This page gives information on the purpose of introductions, how to introduce speakers, and links to resources about giving effective introductions. Introducing a speaker is one of the shortest speeches you’ll give in Toastmasters, but still an important… Read More

When you are Toastmaster

When you are Toastmaster there is a lot to do.  Planning and preparation are crucial to running a successful fun-filled Toastmasters meeting.  This page gives guidelines when you are the Toastmaster. Begin a few days before the previous… Read More

Fairy-tales and other stories

“Rhapsodic” was our word for the evening, and the meeting was indeed a rhapsody of fun, learning, and fantastic story telling.