Our clubs usually meet twice-a-month on different days of the week – you should check individual club websites to find out when and where meetings happen.
There is no charge to attend as a guest and you can attend three or more meetings as a guest while you learn about the organisation. The joining fee is around £60 – £100 per year (clubs have different fees). Part of this cost is the $72 annual membership fee of Toastmasters International and the remainder of the fee covers costs such as room hire and cost of materials.
At our meetings you will see and hear our members speaking in a variety of roles, following the meeting agenda. Most clubs also have a networking break during the meeting with tea/coffee.
Some roles are to help the meeting run smoothly and to support the speakers, some roles practise impromptu speaking and others practise prepared speaking with a variety of different speech objectives – everyone who speaks received a supportive evaluation to give them encouragement and ideas for improvement.
The skill of effective evaluation is one of the many skills you can develop at Toastmasters meetings. Most of the roles will gain credit for the two education programmes which all Toastmasters work towards – the Communication Track and The Leadership Track and we celebrate our member achievements throughout their development.
For those members who want to try something a little different, we hold Club Competitions twice a year – still in the supportive Toastmaster environment. Clubs winners proceed to one of the 3 Area Finals in Scotland and then to the Scotland Final. Our Scottish speech champions then proceed to compete at UK and Ireland National level and even, for some, onwards to the International Level (and one of our Scottish members was placed third in World Championship of Public Speaking!)
We also organise social events such as Burn’s Suppers, Tall Tales Dinner and Summer Celebration BBQ.