Umgeni Toastmasters Club

Welcome to our Umgeni Toastmasters Club.

Find out about the benefits and advantages of joining our Toastmasters International Club.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.


Survey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience. Toastmasters provides an option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles. This organisation has been around for more than 84 years and offers a proven and enjoyable way to practise and hone communication and leadership skills.


You will:

  • Learn to communicate more effectively
  • Become a better listener
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Increase your leadership potential
  • Become more successful in your career
  • Build your ability to motivate and persuade
  • Reach your professional and personal goals
  • Increase your self confidence


How you do it:

  • Build speaking and leadership skills with time-tested methods
  • Focus on areas of interest in our self-paced curriculum
  • Receive suggestions for improvement through constructive evaluations


Toastmasters programs are:

  • Inexpensive
  • Interactive
  • Convenient
  • Friendly
  • Supportive


More than four million people around the world have discovered the benefits of this proven learning formula. What are you waiting for?


When employees are confident and competent communicators, everyone wins.

Your company’s success depends in large part on how well your employees communicate with each other as well as with customers. The effects of a poorly run meeting or an ineffective sales presentation are lasting and expensive. How well do your employees convey their expertise to potential customers? Can they lead meetings efficiently? Can they offer constructive feedback and diplomatically deal with a wide range of people? Good communicators tend to be good leaders, and chances are your company needs employees with leadership potential. This is where a Toastmasters group can help.


Think of it as an onsite training class for busy professionals a communication makeover if you will where employees meet once a week to practice communication in a supportive setting with their co-workers. The cost is minimal and the benefits long-lasting. When employees attend seminars, they quickly forget what they’ve learned; when they regularly attend a Toastmasters meeting, the skills they learn stay with them for a lifetime.


Most people are shy or nervous about speaking in public. Many of your employees would rather have a root canal than sign up for a speaking class at the office. However, since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Our international network and our learn-by-doing program are sure to help your employees become better speakers and leaders.


Toastmasters training will teach your employees to:

  • Give better sales presentations
  • Hone their management skills
  • Organise teams
  • Offer constructive criticism
  • Effectively present ideas
  • Conduct meetings
  • Listen better
  • Develop their leadership potential


Companies in Southern Africa who have established Toastmasters clubs in their organisations include:

  • Standard Bank
  • Nedbank
  • First National Bank
  • Vodacom
  • Telkom
  • Hatch