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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.