What is Toastmasters?

‘To provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.’TM International mission statement

This is not just another empty mission statement!

This simple and powerful message has allowed Toastmasters International to become the leading international movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.

From its humble beginning in 1924 (20 members) at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, Toastmasters International has continually expanded its worldwide network of Clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.

Today, thanks to its almost 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking, skills so important in private and professional life.