How To Join

What Toastmasters Can Do For You

Do you want to learn how to deliver a speech like a pro? Or gain leadership skills to advance in your career? Your goals are important, and Toastmasters’ proven program can help you reach them. By joining a club, you’ll gain the skills to become a more confident public speaker and a stronger leader in every area of your life.

Step 1

Visit a club. Find clubs near you by using the Find a Club tool. Each club has its own culture, so feel free to visit more than one to find the one that’s right for you.

Step 2

When you find the club you want to join, ask the vice president membership for a membership application. Fill it out and return it with your dues to the vice president membership.

Step 3

Wait for your New Member Kit to be sent to you.

Members pay international dues of US $45 every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) All new members also pay a one-time US $20 fee.

How To Choose A Club

With more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries, finding a club near you should be easy. It’s important to choose a club that fits your goals, preferences and schedule. You can also visit several clubs before you join one. If you can’t find a club near you, it’s easy to start one. Ready to get started?

How to Reach Your Goals

Toastmasters offers a proven education program that is divided into two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The program allows you to choose one track or both, and each features a series of projects that can be completed at your own pace. You also have the flexibility to work through each track separately or both at the same time, and you can repeat a track as often as you wish. Once you become a member, you can get started right away.

What to Know Before You Go

Every day, thousands of people go to Toastmasters meetings held within communities and organizations around the world. A club meeting isn’t set up like classroom. Instead, it’s a supportive group environment where people with diverse skill sets and backgrounds come together to practice their skills and exchange valuable feedback.

Wondering what it’s like to attend a typical Toastmasters meeting? Pay a “virtual visit” to the Bright and Early Toastmasters club. This video will help you better understand what happens during a meeting and how the experience can benefit you.

Watch the short video on the right to see a club meeting in action:

New Member Experience FAQ

How can I find a meeting?
How much does it cost to become a member?
Can anyone become a member?
Is there a leader or instructor?
Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting?
How long are club meetings?
Is there a fee to attend a club meeting?
Can I visit more than one club?
Am I required to speak at a club meeting?
Do I need to contact a club before attending?
How can I find a meeting?

Clubs meetings are held in a variety of locations, ranging from corporations to colleges to restaurants to local community centers. Toastmasters’ global network is made of 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.  Click here to find a club near you.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Members pay international dues of US $45 every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) All new members also pay a one-time US $20 fee.

Can anyone become a member?

As long as you are at least 18 years of age, you can join Toastmasters.

Is there a leader or instructor?

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. The club will have elected club officers present and a Toastmaster who facilitates the meeting.

Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting?

No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting.

How long are club meetings?

Meeting times range from 1–2 hours.

Is there a fee to attend a club meeting?

There are no fees to attend a meeting as a guest.

Can I visit more than one club?

Yes. We encourage you to visit multiple clubs to find the one that best fits your needs.

Am I required to speak at a club meeting?

No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish.

Do I need to contact a club before attending?

We recommend you contact a club prior to a meeting to confirm any time changes and meeting details.

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