Situated in the Hornsby and Waitara areas, Waitara Windbags Toastmasters Club is your chance to join a new club with like-minded people who also want to improve their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. You will be learning practical skills, guided by a small number of experienced Toastmasters.
We meet in the Rear Hall of Waitara Gospel Chapel, 30 Edgeworth David Avenue, Waitara, on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
Communication and Leadership Skills
Waitara Windbags Toastmasters is transforming peoples’ lives by providing a positive and friendly environment in which to develop public speaking and leadership skills. We can give you the skills and confidence to effectively express yourself in any situation.
You work through a proven speaking and leadership program at your own pace, which is sure to develop your confidence. The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. The program is backed up with continuous feedback through constructive evaluation.
Toastmasters International programs are a fun learning experience and we enjoy a variety of programs that are entertaining and experiential for participants and onlookers alike.
Waitara Windbags Toastmasters Club is friendly and open to anyone from the age of 18. Our meetings are interesting, positive and educational. We have a “serious about better speaking” attitude balanced with a lot of humour and light-hearted banter.
Our club is welcoming, with an eclectic mix of ages, speaking abilities and nationalities. Wherever you’re from, or whatever your speaking ability is, you’ll fit right in!
How does it work?
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for approximately an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice:
- Conducting meetings. Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings.
- Giving impromptu speeches. Members present one-to-two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics.
- Presenting prepared speeches. Members present speeches based on projects in the Toastmasters education program. Projects cover topics such as speaking, organisation, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.
- Offering constructive evaluation. Every member giving a prepared speech is assigned an evaluator who identifies speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.