Want to have fun, be encouraged and inspired to develop your public speaking and leadership skills?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
"I wasn’t born a leader. They were all around me though. In the community, at work, at school. Leaders were everywhere. They were the heads of families, coaches of teams, business leaders, mentors, organizational decision-makers.
I admired these leaders. They influenced who I was and who I was becoming. Whatever they did professionally or how they became what they were, I aspired to walk in their footsteps.
And, so, I committed myself to becoming one.
Finally, it came to me. It wasn’t just what leaders knew that enabled them to lead. They had a voice. They could tell their story. They could listen and answer. They didn’t just accomplish, they communicated.
So I set out to find my voice. Learn to process information on my toes. I needed to learn to listen. Learn to give feedback — and accept it. I needed to organize, plan, deliver, follow up. I needed a place where all the ingredients were there, and someone would guide me along the way.
I found that place. I found a community of learners and the path to leadership.
I am a leader — and I was made."
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped over four million people transform their careers and impress their friends & family by becoming more effective communicators and leaders.
Capital Communicators is Scotland's oldest Toastmasters club where members have been learning-by-doing in order to hone their public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive and positive environment since 1995.
Find out more here http://www.capitalcommunicators.org/
Conquer your nerves and improve your performance by practicing your speaking in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. The meetings are structured to maximise speaking opportunities for all of the participants and offer you experience in making prepared and impromptu speeches - which help you to develop the ability to speak confidently and powerfully at a moments notice. All participants benefit from constructive real-time feedback which helps them to replace bad habits with good habits, learn and grow.
Toastmasters clubs are open to anyone, and many professional speakers and leaders gave their careers a real boost at a Toastmasters club. We have members from all walks of life, ages and nations in Edinburgh. Because the emphasis is on encouragement, learning and acceptance, everyone wants to come back and participate again.
We have a mentoring programme to get you started and worldclass training materials to allow you to gain presentation and leadership qualifications that are recognised worldwide.
Agenda - We meet every second Tuesday
19:15 - Building opens
19:30 - Meeting starts Please arrive before this time!
19:49 - First Speaker
20:00 - Second Speaker
20:11 - Third Speaker
20:25 - Speech Evaluations
20:35 - Interval
20:45 - Club Business
20:57 - Table Topics (Impromptu Speeches)
21:18 - Time Keeper, Ah Counter and Wordmaster reports
21:30 - Meeting Ends
Then we go to the local pub to chat about the meeting and hang out with friends :-)
Why not watch the official Toastmasters video here:
Whilst we do things slightly differently at Capital Communicators, it is a good example of what to expect.
Begin your journey with Capital Communicators.
You'll be surprised at what you can quickly achieve.
Our venue is the Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NX