We are Toastmasters!

Welcome to Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers’ Club

We are a friendly and lively group who meet at Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 6DG every Thursday fortnight to practise communication and leadership skills.

Guests, and members of other Toastmasters International clubs, are always welcome to join us.

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Ipswich Electrifiers Group Photo

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organisation has over 354,000 memberships in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries.

What is the club about?

Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers’ Club is for people who want to improve their speaking and leadership skills. Whether you want to speak for business or as part of your job, for leisure or social occasions, our supportive and friendly atmosphere encourages you to “give it a try”. 

Where are you and when do you meet?

We meet every other Thursday evening. Our normal meeting place is Castle Hill Community Centre in Ipswich.

Who are the members?

We have a diverse membership and all over 18s are welcome.

How do I find out more?

Find out what happens in a typical meeting, come and spend an evening with us, without obligation or charge. You won’t have to give a speech, and you can join in as much or as little as you wish; contact us for more information and location details.

Already made your mind up?

If you are already considering joining we believe that membership of Ipswich Electrifiers is great value for money.

Toastmasters FAQs

Who are our members? You may be wondering what sort of person joins a public speaking club. Here are some of the questions we get asked most often, but if you have more please contact us.

What sort of people join Toastmasters?

Ipswich Electrifiers members 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.

Why do people join Toastmasters?

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

Are all Ipswich Electrfiers members professional speakers?

The aim of the club is to encourage effective and confident communication. Whatever your current skills we can help you become a better speaker, how you want to use those skills are up to you. A few of our members are paid speakers, many more use their enhanced skills in all aspects of their lives. If paid speaking is something you are interested in then there is a great deal of help and support we can offer.

Are Toastmasters the people who wear the red coats?

No, Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers’ Club is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organisation that enables the development of communication 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.