Improving your public speaking skills and boosting your confidence are two of the benefits of participating in Toastmasters.
The Port Macquarie club will host a mini meeting where members will be on hand to discuss these and other benefits of being part of Toastmasters group.
There are more than 1000 Toastmasters clubs in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and membership is just over 20,000.
A club spokesperson says people join Toastmasters for a variety of reasons.
"Often it is to improve confidence and public speaking skills, to participate in competitions, to enjoy the camaraderie that it provides, or just because they enjoy the opportunity of speaking to an audience," the spokesperson said.
"Whatever the reason, this international organisation, known as Toastmasters International does attract many people throughout the world, who come together to do what they enjoy best to talk and to listen.
"Our membership base comes from various walks of life and comprise a variety of age groups and backgrounds."
Port Macquarie Toastmasters will host a mini meeting in the Ross Family Studio at the Glasshouse on Friday November 16 at 12.30pm
Our membership base comes from various walks of life and comprise a variety of age groups and backgrounds.Port Macquarie Toastmasters
Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about the role Toastmasters plays.
Meanwhile club members participated in the second round of speech competitions on Wednesday October 31.
The speakers were involved in the evaluation and international speech contests.
"The quality of the competitors was amazing," the spokesperson said.
Winners of the evaluation contest were Tom MCllveen, Greg Campbell and Simon Mervyn–Jones.
The international contest winner was Lyn Schrader, Tom Mcllveen and Kayt Simmons.
The winner and runner up in both sections will compete, along with the successful candidates from the table topics and humorous speech contests, which was held in August at an area Level.
This event, known as the Area 5 Toastmasters contest, is on Saturday November 17 in the River Room at the Westport Club from 9.15am until 4pm.
"It is open to all to attend and is a free event. We love an audience so why not come along," the club spokesperson said.
Port Macquarie Toastmasters meet on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month at the Tennison Woods Centre at St Agnes Village, from 7pm until 9pm.
If you would like the opportunity of attending a meeting as a guest contact Kay on 0424 065 111.
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