Learn about our members


About our members

Ipswich Electrifiers come from all walks of life including students, business owners, tradespeople and professionals. All our meetings benefit from a diversity that reflects the Ipswich community,  what we have in common is a shared aim to support each other in improving our communication and leadership skills.
People join for many reasons, here are just some of them 
  • 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
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.
No, Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers' Club is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. We are not related to the red coated Guild of Toastmasters or to the Federation of Professional Toastmasters.
  • “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
Read some testimonials here

It was a ten minute speech about me..

It was a ten minute speech about me, how hard can that be? As it turns out it was pretty hard and I struggled. I had always been a fairly confident speaker but perhaps my confidence outweighed my technical ability and I simply managed by blundering my way through. But this speech was important. I … Read more "It was a ten minute speech about me.."

Success comes from being able to communicate effectively…

Success comes from being able to communicate effectively… Here’s my story, I have been self employed for many years and my CV was beginning to look like a Swiss Cheese – namely ‘full of holes’. Like all journeys through life there are highs and lows especially through challenges associated with earning a crust. When embarking … Read more "Success comes from being able to communicate effectively…"