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Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 357,000 members. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,600 clubs in 143 countries.


The key to Toastmasters is clubs, which provide a supportive learning environment. Members learn by doing, through which they develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence, personal and professional growth. Involvement in Toastmasters develops leaders, improves professional communication, encourages teamwork and collaboration, and provides a low-cost solution for employee skill building. For more information click here

Clubs are either community based, open to all, or they are corporate work-place clubs, supported by their organization. Companies in the health and life sciences sector recognize the value of the skills that Toastmasters develops, and clubs worldwide are supported by, for example, Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, GSK and Lilly. Pfizer (Sandwich) support a club - find out more about the benefits to their staff with the short film on the right hand side.

We have clubs across West Sussex and beyond. On the coast in Worthing, to the east in Brighton and Hove, to the west in Chichester (at the County Council), and to the north in Horsham, at Fisher-Clinical, and at Gatwick (Crawley). 

Please get in touch to find out more information. I’d be delighted to provide further information about the Toastmaster programme, about our clubs and meeting details, to arrange a visit, to discuss how you or your staff could benefit from Toastmasters, and how your company could support this.

Contact details:

Jo Bentley, Area Director (West Sussex) 2018/19  

E: jobentley271@btinternet.com

T: 0771 1187000 (please note that all Toastmasters roles in the UK are voluntary). 



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