“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

What is Toastmasters?

No, we don't make toasters!

Get Confident Speaking in Public

Welcome to Young Guns!

The Young Guns Toastmasters Club was established in April 2007. This means that we have over 10 years of shared experiences. In this time we’ve helped our members grow into confident speakers and effective leaders.

Young Guns is part of Toastmasters International; a global organisation that aims to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Find out more about Toastmasters International here.

We meet every 2 weeks to practice, present and sharpen our skills. Our meetings are made up of people just like you and the aim is to practice by doing. This means that you learn skills by participating, even if you’re a guest. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get up and speak if you don’t wish to but why miss a chance to face your fears!

How does it Work?

"It works by you taking that first step"

Improve your skills with a great team

Learn by Doing

Becoming a great public speaking isn't measured by how many books you've read about it. Sooner or later you have to put theory into practice.

That's why at Young Guns we run our meetings as a learn-by-doing workshop where participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

By participating in a number of meeting roles, you will present prepared speeches, deliver impromptu talks, evaluate your fellow speakers or even host the meeting as an MC. Find out more about the framework that you will follow once you join up.

Workshops for You, by You

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another. We focus on what was done right as well as what could be improved. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, serve as officers in various leadership roles and learn rules related to giving effective feedback, being an MC and parliamentary procedure.

Leadership and Education

Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and serving as officers at the club and district levels, and by working using certified Toastmasters manual and programs. In our learn-by-doing approach, we don't lecture our members about leadership skills; we give them responsibilities and ask them to lead

Thousands of corporations sponsor in-house Toastmasters clubs. Businesses and government organizations have discovered that Toastmasters is an effective, cost-efficient means of meeting their communication training needs.