Learn about our members


Who Joins and Why?

Ipswich Electrifiers come from all walks of life and include students, business owners, tradespeople and professionals. We share a common aim to help each other improve our abilities to express ourselves but the reasons people join are as varied as their backgrounds.

Some of the reasons are

  • wanting to be more confident or effective when presenting at work
  • starting a business and wanting to present more effectively to potential customers
  • wanting somewhere to practise their love of speaking
  • general lack of confidence when speaking in a group
  • wanting to improve communication as a non-native speaker
  • preparing for their first ever best man speech

Read more about how one member used their skills for getting the right job and how another prepared for the big moment
Of course once members join they often stay because of the friends they make and the fun they have with us. Whatever your reasons we hope you’ll find us welcoming and supportive.

Are you all professional speakers?

The aim of the club is to encourage effective communication. Whatever your current skills we can help you become a better speaker, how you want to use those skills are up to you. Most of our members aren’t paid speakers but use their enhanced skills in all aspects of their lives; however there are some that have chosen to follow this path and you will find a great deal of help and support if you wish to be one of them. We don’t wear red coats and Toastmasters International is not related to the red coated Guild of Toastmasters or to the Federation of Professional Toastmasters.

What People Say about us

“I found I had a talent to make people laugh.” Jeff Short
” I’ve met some lovely people and made lots of new friends.” JaLynn Hudnall
” I was dreading having to make a speech at my daughter’s wedding.After a few sessions with the Electrifiers, my confidence surprised everyone.” Alan Farmer
“I didn’t realise public speaking could be such fun.” Christopher Brown
“My new speaking confidence has helped me promote my business.” Mike Watts
“I used to panic if I had to speak in public, now with guidance from the manuals and support from Electrifiers my speaking and confidence have both improved greatly”. Julie Kenny