Covent Garden Speakers - London Toastmasters

"We achieve more by 9 a.m. than most people do all day."

It's About You

If you are petrified of presenting, you will gain confidence;
If you are bamboozled by being put on the spot at meetings, you will be able to learn and practice techniques to deal with unexpected questions;
If you are getting ready for a key speech, a step up to leadership or need to improve your ability to speak, lead and influence, you will get the opportunity to practice and get bags of valuable feedback.
If you simply need to get out more and mingle, you will receive a very warm welcome from all the members and guests.

Toastmasters has been helping members of the public to improve their skills in speaking, listening and leadership for over 80 years. They have a honed programme which you follow at your own pace which gives you the opportunity to practice all the skills you will need. If you join the club, you will be part of an organisation of some 345,000 members worldwide and will get to hear interesting speeches from people with very different backgrounds.

As a guest you can come along to any of our meetings for free.

You have nothing to lose but your fear of speaking in public! We always welcome friendly, committed, and punctual new club members.

About Us

Covent Garden Speakers

Covent Garden Speakers is London’s most inspiring weekly morning Toastmasters club that offers you the opportunity to develop speaking skills, kick out the fear of speaking in public and become a competent communicator and charismatic leader.

Based in the heart of London, members provide each other great support to build a vibrant and safe environment to improve their speaking skills. At every meeting, we present, we receive evaluations, we network and we hone our leadership skills. You will learn to deliver persuasive, humorous, technical and impromptu speeches.

Why not come along to our next meeting and become the communicator and leader you have always wanted to be!

Our Mission

To provide a powerful, engaging and highly educational environment for people to learn, develop and grow in confidence.

Format of a Meeting

A combination of prepared speeches, impromptu speeches, and evaluations.

Committee

Our leadership team is made up of dedicated professionals from a wide range of industries who collaborate not only to keep the club running, but keep evolve it based on the needs of the members. This year, we have taken on the theme of improving gaining and giving quality feedback with new suggestions and changing the way our meeting flows to allow more quality time to record how others can improve.

We are part of Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation. Through its thousands of clubs around the world, Toastmasters International offers a program designed to help members improve their public speaking and leadership skills.

Underpinning the Toastmasters journey is the education programme, which is comprised of two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive; you may participate in both at the same time if you wish. You progress through each track by completing a series of manuals that contain projects and evaluation guides. There are many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way.

Members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical meeting will last around 1.5 hours and gives everyone an opportunity to practise their speaking skills:

• Guest Introductions – Each guest is invited to introduce themselves and say why they have come along to the meeting.

• Prepared Speeches – Three members present speeches based on projects from the Toastmasters manuals. Each project focuses on a different aspect of public speaking, including structure, voice, language, gestures, and persuasion.

• Table Topics – Members present a 1-2 minute impromptu speech on a topic chosen at random.

• Constructive Feedback – Each prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

• Meeting Roles – There are a variety of roles which allows the meeting to flow and gives you an opportunity to speak, such as Timekeeper, Grammarian, and Toastmaster of the Day.

For more information, visit toastmasters.org.

Testimonials

"Joining the Covent Garden Toastmasters Club has been a turning point in my life. It is not only a great opportunity to improve leadership and communication skills, but it is also a community of ambitious people that inspire each other to succeed. The Covent Garden Club has the advantage of being very personal, positive and committed. I met many friends and great people that have added enormously to my life. I was given the chance to confront public speaking, one of my greatest fears. I faced it thanks to this Club and I realized I have a passion and a talent for speech making. Knowing this has changed my life." Margoth Rico

"Amazing, I enjoyed myself, a varied range of topics discussed and people from diverse backgrounds speaking eloquently." L-AG

"Really fun way to start the day whilst learning and meeting really welcoming people and listening to ideas from awesome speakers." WK

Visit Us

As a guest, you can come along to any of our meetings for free. We also welcome visiting Toastmasters, locally or from abroad.

IMPORTANT: Please email us in advance if you wish to attend so we can add you to our guestlist: coventgardenspeakers@gmail.com .

When: we meet every Tuesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Where: Freemasons’ Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 17, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ.

Please sign in at the reception desk on the ground floor.

Anyone arriving after 7:10 a.m. may not be admitted.

Nearest tube station: Covent Garden or Holborn.

Nearest train station: Charing Cross.

Nearest bus station: High Holborn, Holborn Kingsway, Aldwych or Strand.

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Join Us

Visiting as a guest is free and you can come along as often as you like to get a good understanding of what Toastmasters is and how it works.

If at any point you decide that you want to join our club and start giving speeches, just email coventgardenspeakers@gmail.com and request a membership application form.

A membership is paid twice a year, plus a one-off registration fee, which includes your manuals and registration with Toastmasters International.

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