About Toastmasters

Learning takes place in the club environment. Club meetings are workshops where you study and practice communication and leadership skills with others also keen to learn. Members learn through the online educational programme Pathways, practicing and helping each other. You learn by doing and by watching other club members.

The Toastmasters educational programme is online and called Pathways.  To find out more about Pathways, please go to Toastmasters International website www.toastmasters.org.  Click on Pathways and Learn more.  Please read about the 11 Paths as you will have to choose one to continue with the educational programme.  The path selected should be where you want more expertise.

To find out about the first project, please scroll down until you get to section on Sample your first project and Break the Ice!  The main purpose of this speech is to introduce yourself to an audience/the Club and learn the basic structure of a public speech.  The time is 4 to 6 minutes.  You can talk about your life from when you were born until where you are now, or you can talk about an experience that you want to share with the audience.  There is a project checklist and evaluation form that you will find in break the ice project.  The process described in Break the Ice is similar to the other projects in the Paths.  When you join the Club, you will have the link to the other projects for the path you have chosen.

Mission of the club. 

The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

Clubs are part of Areas. Areas are part of Divisions. Divisions are part of District. Districts are part of Regions. Regions are part of Toastmasters International.

Johannesburg Toastmasters Club is in District 74.

District 74 is in Region 11.

Toastmasters International is based in the USA. To find South African clubs – click here or call 0861 ispeak or 0861 477325