How it works

The organisation has more than 313,000 members in 126 countries, through its over 14,650 member clubs.

Toastmaster members belong to local clubs, which generally have between 10 and 40 members, with 20 members being a typical size. The local clubs meet on a regular basis for members to practice various skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking off the cuff, listening, and providing each other with feedback and evaluation.

Some clubs meet monthly, some meet twice a month, and some meet weekly.

Membership is open to all people ages 18 and above wishing to improve their communications and leadership skills.

We are Toastmasters UK South (District 91) with 120 clubs and over 3,300 members across the south of England and Wales, as a growing District we have a leadership team to support the clubs. Since July 2014 we already have four new corporate clubs and many new community clubs are currently being started by dedicated and enthusiastic members. Please go to News and Events to find out about the latest activities, successes and special events.

Eastbourne Speakers is a not-for-profit club which is dedicated to fostering excellence in public speaking skills for the widest possible audience. We firmly believe that the ability to speak confidently in front of an audience can lead to enhanced opportunities in terms of an individual’s social and professional life.

In April 2007, the club received full charter status with the Toastmasters International group of public speaking clubs. In June 2013, we received the Toastmasters Area 32 award for ‘Most Improved Club of the Year 2012-2013’.