Welcome to Strictly Speaking Harrogate, the friendliest public speaking club in Yorkshire! Learn to Speak With Confidence, learn in a safe environment and most of all have some fun.


We are a friendly, sociable club, where members can develop their public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in a safe and positive environment, and importantly, at their own pace. Our members are from all walks of life and their experience encompasses all levels, from complete beginners who have never spoken in front of people before to experienced speakers who wish to improve on their skills.

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Toastmasters provides a Structured Educational Programme for members to follow, each step building on the last. Speech structure, body language, gestures, voice control and inspirational speaking are all the skills you can learn. If you need to do a work presentation, go for a job interview, do a wedding speech or just want to become a better communicator, then Strictly Speaking Harrogate is the place for you.


Join Us

We welcome guests free of charge, to come experience the Club and meet with our members. Please come along to one of our upcoming meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate.

Fellow Toastmasters visiting the area are also welcome to come along to our meetings.

Contact us today for more information.


Our History


Strictly Speaking Harrogate was set up in March 2007 by members from Leeds and York Toastmasters Clubs and chartered in April 2008, reaching over 20 members and became a registered charter club as part of Toastmaster International. A number of the founder members still play an active part in the running of the club and the club has retained its friendly and supportive ethos since chartering.

Our Values


As a club we strongly believe in the merits of being members of an international organisation as well as being a smaller, friendly and supportive club. Members come from all walks of life from teachers to students to club owners and semi-retired. Every member has a different reason for joining and a different goal in mind, but we all share the one belief that learning to improve our communication, leadership and Public Speaking Skills is a great benefit for both our professional and personal lives.


Sharing our journey provides us with feedback, tips and encouragement to tackle our projects and our speaking skills.

All clubs adhere to the code and the guidelines of Toastmasters International and though a meeting in Singapore may have a different layout to a meeting in Harrogate, the basic structure will be familiar. A member in Singapore would fit right in to a meeting Harrogate and vice versa!

In Harrogate we take a friendly, less formal approach to meetings and are a very welcoming and supportive team.

Please come along to one of our upcoming meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate or contact us today for more information.


Start your Toastmasters journey today