During this Coronavirus period we are holding our regular meetings online using Zoom, in line with other Toastmasters International clubs around the world.

Our meetings are on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, starting at 7.15pm. You are most welcome to join us as a guest; it would be great to know that you are intending to join us and we can send you the Zoom link, please email membership@casterbridgespeakers.org.uk

Do you want to enjoy speaking in public with real confidence?


Do you wish you could lose the nerves, capture people’s attention and inspire your audience?

There is a way! But you need to practice and here is a great opportunity to do just that.

Casterbridge Speakers is affiliated to Toastmasters International, which has over 12,500 clubs with nearly 260,000 members in 113 countries around the globe. When you become a member of Casterbridge Speakers, you will be welcome to visit other clubs when you are travelling for work or pleasure – an excellent way to build your understanding and knowledge of a culture.

As a result of our affiliation we follow a structured method, the Pathways programme, for developing a member’s skill as both a speaker and a leader. With a mentor to support you, you can develop your skills at a pace to suit you.

During a regular meeting, you will be able to take part in table topics – a fun event designed to try your ability at speaking at short notice. You’ll be able to develop your skills in leadership roles; such as chairing meetings and evaluation. We also run regular club competitions – speakers from Casterbridge have frequently gone on to success in the Area, Division and District contests for evaluation, table topics, humorous speaking and the International Speech Contest.

Each meeting provides a fun learning programme for those who are complete beginners at public speaking, yet also challenges more advanced speakers to hone the skills they already possess.

To learn more, email membership@casterbridgespeakers.org.uk – our VP for Membership will get right back to you with details.