START YOUR TOASTMASTERS JOURNEY
If you are looking to improve your communication skills, build confidence when public speaking, take the next step on the career ladder or simply just learn more about speech craft, Strictly Speaking Harrogate Toastmasters is the place for you.
Our Yorkshire Toastmasters club is a friendly, supportive and enjoyable way of gaining great communication skills. Come along and see for yourself how a Toastmasters Club can help by giving you the opportunity to hone the skills you already have or learn new ones!
- DEVELOP YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLSUpskill and hone your speech skillsRead More »
- IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCECommunicate with convictionRead More »
- ENHANCE YOUR CAREER PROSPECTSDevelop effective leadership and management skillsRead More »
- LEARN IN A FUN ENVIRONMENTOur zero pressure, friendly club is the perfect learning environmentRead More »
ABOUT STRICTLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS
At Strictly Speaking Harrogate Toastmasters we are a warm and encouraging team. We have members from all walks of life, attending Toastmasters for a variety of reasons from confidence building, through to personal development and speech craft. Some are already accomplished speakers and some are just starting on their road to speaking with confidence in front of others. Some need to improve their skills for the sake of their work and careers and others just want to be better public speakers. The one reason that unites us all is that we all enjoy sharing our journey in a safe, secure and supportive environment to better ourselves and others in our community.
Why not join us?
We meet at 7pm every second & fourth Tuesday of the month, at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
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WHAT IS TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL?
Strictly Speaking Harrogate is part of Toastmasters International (TMI), a non-profit organisation that operates local clubs worldwide, aiming to help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.
Being part of Toastmasters, our resources and educational program is provided by the organisation, meaning you will be undertaking a tried and tested educational program which has benefitted thousands across the globe. Being a member of TMI in Harrogate gives you access to visit and participate in other clubs all over the world and share in valuable resources, studies and insight!
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WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY
I had been speaking at conferences for several years, but it was not until I joined Toastmasters that I found out how bad I was. The detailed and structured feedback have helped me address my weak points and to give audiences a clearer message. The laid back environment at Toastmasters is the perfect setting to improve your skills, I would recommend it to anyone.
Toastmasters not only builds confidence, but inspires it. As a marketer and business owner, I am incredibly aware of the value of good articulation and commanding a room. But Strictly Speaking Harrogate Toastmasters provides much more than that. With the opportunity to hone skills such as presentation mastery or the art of persuasive speech, I have not only built confidence but increased my ambition to speak at larger and more challenging events to test my new abilities.
Speaking aside, Strictly Speaking Harrogate is a warm, friendly and incredibly supportive environment, where you learn and develop just as much from listening, as you do from taking part. I have developed new friendships and built a network amongst my local community and I couldn’t recommend joining enough!
Toastmasters, and the Harrogate club in particular, is an incredible platform for anyone wanting to develop their presentation skills and general confidence with speaking. Whether you are an experienced speaker or a novice, you will improve. I've been speaking for many years and I've made more progress since I joined last year than I have in the past 25!