What We Do
What Do London Olympians Do?
The purpose of Toastmasters is to help members overcome apprehensions about speaking in public and to improve their communication skills. This is accomplished by providing a self-paced, fun and focused speaking programme with a supportive and experienced group of people to assist.
This helps members become more effective in several areas, including:
- Formal public presentations
- Individual communication
- Impromptu speaking situations
- Managing and participating in meetings
- Leading and managing people
These skills are developed in club meetings which are designed to provide an opportunity to practice speaking techniques in a variety of situations. A typical Toastmasters meeting includes the following sections:
Members of the club practice their speaking skills by giving prepared speeches from the Competent Communicator manual or an Advanced Speaking manual. Each speaking project is designed to develop specific skills.
Club members and occasionally guests, are given an entirely random topic to speak about. This is a chance to volunteer to practice impromptu speaking skills and improvisation – there is no obligation! Each Table Topic is typically one to two minutes long.
Evaluations give supportive feedback to Prepared and Table Topics speakers, highlighting the effective aspects of their speeches while providing helpful recommendations for improvement. Constructive evaluations are a hallmark of Toastmasters.
The best way to experience a typical London Olympians meeting is to visit. We strive to be the friendliest speakers club in London. To find out when and where we meet, go to How To Find Us