You are welcome to visit before deciding whether you want to become a member. Indeed we strongly recommend that you do attend two or three meetings to observe proceedings and get the full flavour of what we do. Don't hesitate to raise any queries with a member while you are visiting. If they can't help you, they will direct you to someone who can!

Once you have joined the Club you will be scheduled for your first speech as quickly as possible. You will also be assigned other duties to be performed at club meetings and these will be scheduled according to your level of experience.

The Learning Process

The first stage after becoming a member is to begin the Communication and Leadership Programme. This programme of ten speeches gives you a solid foundation in all the key skills of public speaking. Full details of these speeches are included in the manual that you receive on joining the Club. In addition, you will receive Toastmasters' guides on Speech Evaluation, Gestures and Body Language, and Your Speaking Voice. Once the ten speeches have been successfully completed Toastmasters offer fifteen more advanced specialty manuals as well as Success/Leadership programmes, which assist in the advancement of your career or community involvement.

Membership and Meeting Information

Willis Quarter Toastmasters meets every fortnight on a Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm on Level 7, Kordia House, cnr Manners and Willis Street, Wellington. We are a lunchtime club so we allow guests and members to bring their lunch along with them.

We currently have about 25 members and frequently have guests attending, no invites necessary, we welcome all guests.

It costs $35 to join plus there is a 6 monthly subscription of $81.

For More Information

Phone Daytime: (04) 978 4164; Evening: (021) 490 388
Email: willisquarter@toastmasters.org.nz

About Toastmasters

You can find out more about Toastmasters from the following links:

Toastmasters in New Zealand

Toastmasters International