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How Can Toastmasters Help You?

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In Person or Online, practice public speaking, improve your communication and build leadership skills

Why Toastmasters?

Do you want to

  • Be more comfortable speaking in front of groups? Your boss?

  • Ace a job interview?

  • Ignite your career?

  • Learn listening, communication, and leadership skills?

You’ve come to the right place! Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become more confident speakers and leaders because of their participation in Toastmasters. Through attendance and participation in club meetings and applying yourself to the Education Program that Toastmasters offers, you will find yourself increasing your self-confidence, becoming a better speaker, become a better leader, and communicating more effectively.

Membership in Toastmasters in one of the greatest and most affordable investments you can make in yourself. For a one-time new member fee of $20 and $45 every six months (clubs may charge additional dues), it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.

Kathy Moore, District 55 Director 2021-22, DTM sharing how Toastmasters International strengthens communication and leadership skills for business. 

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What Happens At A Toastmasters Meeting?

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate each other’s presentations during the meeting. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

Watch the video to experience a sample club meeting.

Find A Club And Join Toastmasters!

District 55 Toastmasters has over 150 clubs covering South and Central Texas. Currently Clubs are primarily meeting online but we have a combination of online and “live” clubs to meet your needs. By practicing presentations in a “safe” environment, where evaluators are supportive and it’s “ok to fail,” club members improve their ability to inform, persuade, entertain and even inspire.

There are two types of clubs: community clubs that anyone can join, and corporate or restricted clubs where you will need to fit certain criteria (such as working at a specific company).  


Let us help you find a club.  You can see a list of all our clubs, or email us at

Take a look at the Clubs in our District or search on the Toastmasters International Map.

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Company Club Benefits

A company’s success depends on effective communication and leadership; Toastmasters produces results. Around the world more than three million men and women of all ages and occupations have benefited from Toastmasters training, and more than one thousand corporations, community groups, universities, associations, and government agencies now use Toastmasters training.

Community Club Benefits

Toastmasters has helped many members in their community service activities. Using their Toastmasters experience, members are better able to organize activities, conduct meetings, and speak in public as their organization’s representative. Some even become active in local, state or national government.

If you already recognize the value of the Toastmasters program and are ready to start a new club at your work place or in your community, please email our Club Growth Director:

Advanced Club Benefits

Advanced clubs allow members to continue to grow. Advanced clubs focus on taking speaking and leadership to the next level, by using more intense evaluations, and offering advanced leadership opportunities to members. Advanced clubs will have required educational or leadership experience in order to become a member.

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