The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive.
Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued - from
complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice
giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations,
known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The
Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.
Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each
time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths
as well as suggest improvements. Receiving - and giving - such feedback
is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and
improvement go hand-in-hand.