Why I LOVE Toastmasters

Toastmasters why love toastmasters

In 2020, I finally bit the bullet and joined the Cobourg Toastmasters group. I went to my first meeting, and I was hooked!

Even two years of zoom only meetings did not deter me from working toward becoming a better public speaker.

As I enter my third year in the program, I am still learning skills that are helping me be a better communicator.

Also I have made friends!

For many people, Toastmasters sounds like a place for older people or for white-collar executives.


Yes, the organization has to shake things up with its image and be more “with the times.” Still, I am here to tell you that this is a place for anyone and everyone looking to become a better communicator.

Before starting Toastmasters, I was a good presenter. Competing in speech competitions and creating and delivering many speeches, I know now that I have improved and will continue to improve because of the group I surround myself with. 

What I get from my Toastmasters group is shared experiences with others. I can watch and listen to others give speeches, take what they do, and incorporate it into my future presentations. 

Now that we are back to in person meetings, I am excited to see how much more I can push myself to becoming an even greater speaker and presenter!

If you are interested in joining the ONLY local Northumberland Toastmasters club (meetings are free) send an email to cobourgtoastmasters@gmail.com.


For those of you asking what is Toastmasters? 



Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Some of the benefits of joining Toastmasters include:

Improved communication skills

Toastmasters helps you develop your public speaking skills through prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and evaluations of other speakers. You can become a more confident and effective speaker by regularly practicing and receiving feedback.

Enhanced leadership skills 

Toastmasters provides opportunities to take on leadership roles within the club and complete leadership projects. These experiences can help you improve your leadership skills and become more confident in leading others.

Increased self-confidence 

The supportive environment of Toastmasters and the opportunity to practice and improve your skills can help boost your self-confidence. As you become more comfortable speaking in front of others and taking on leadership roles, you are more confident in other areas of your life.

Professional development

Toastmasters can be a valuable addition to your professional development plan. Employers highly seek improved communication and leadership skills, and participation in Toastmasters can be a great way to demonstrate these skills on your resume.

Personal growth

In addition to the practical skills you will develop, Toastmasters can be a fulfilling personal growth experience. By participating in the club, you will have the opportunity to learn from others, make new friends, and challenge yourself in a supportive environment.

Networking opportunities

Toastmasters clubs are located worldwide so that you can connect with a diverse group of people. These connections can be personally and professionally valuable, as you never know who you might meet or what opportunities may arise through your involvement in Toastmasters.

Fun and enjoyment

Despite the focus on skill-building, Toastmasters is also a lot of fun. You will have the opportunity to be creative and try new things. The supportive and positive atmosphere of the club makes it an enjoyable place to be.



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