ToastED Toastmasters is a club that traditionally ran their meetings at I Love Coffee in Strand Street, but since March they have adapted to hosting their gatherings on Zoom.
Their shift to meeting online has proved successful with people joining their bi-monthly meetings from as far as Belgium and the USA.
The club’s incoming president, Verity Trompeter says: “We are loving this new way of connecting as a club and also the opportunity to host people at our meetings from anywhere in the world. It makes for a really fun and social online experience, where members are given the chance to not only improve their communication and leadership skills, but also get to learn how to present effectively online, which is a skill so many people need to polish right now.”
The club is open to anyone over 18 years old who wants to build their confidence when it comes to speaking and presenting. Visitors at meetings are given the chance to try their hand at impromptu speaking if they are feeling brave, or can just enjoy the prepared speeches and interesting topics each meeting focuses on.