Strictly Speaking Harrogate

Improve Your Confidence & Public Speaking Skills In a Friendly Environment

Our Toastmasters club meets at 7pm every Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month at the Cairn Hotel Harrogate.
Feel free to come along to a meeting, new members are always welcome.

Why Start Your Toastmasters Journey?

Would you like to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Speak With Confidence? Would you like to express your opinion with conviction? Do you need to be able to speak in front of others and be sure they will listen? Our Yorkshire Toastmasters club is an efficient and enjoyable way of gaining great communication skills. Come along and see for yourself how a Toastmasters Club can help by giving you the opportunity to hone the skills you already have or learn new ones in a friendly, welcoming and very supportive environment. If you live in North Yorkshire, our Toastmasters club should be easily accessible as we are just off the A1.

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About Strictly Speaking Toastmasters

At Strictly Speaking Harrogate Toastmasters we are a friendly and supportive team. We have members from all walks of life and are attending meetings for a variety of reasons. Some are already accomplished speakers and some are just starting on their road to speaking with confidence in front of others. Some need to improve their skills for the sake of their work and careers and others just want to be better public speakers. The one reason that unites us all is that we have a fun time and create new friends while doing something that we all love.

Why not join us? We meet at 7pm every second & fourth Tuesday of the month, at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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What is Toastmasters International?

Strictly Speaking Harrogate is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organisation that operates local clubs worldwide, aiming to help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.

Being part of Toastmasters, our resources and educational program is provided by the organisation, meaning you will be undertaking a tried and tested educational curriculum which has benefitted thousands across the globe. Being a member of TMI in Harrogate gives you access to visit and participate in other clubs, all over the world!

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What To Expect From a Meeting?

Our meetings are a friendly and supportive environment. No matter your skill level, you are welcomed. We all know the pressures of public speaking, that’s why we’re here! As a Toastmaster, an important part of your journey is following the Toastmasters Educational Program.

The program is based upon the four principles of; Experimental learning, Self-Paced Education, peer Feedback and Mentoring. The educational program is based upon a proven curriculum, guaranteed to improve your confidence and leadership skills.

A typical meeting is split into various activities, for example a meeting could include ‘Table Topics’ where members can opt to do an impromptu speech or ‘Programmed Speeches’ where member’s progress through the Toastmasters educational manuals.

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What Our Members Have to Say

I had been speaking at conferences for several years, but it was not until I joined Toastmasters that I found out how bad I was. The detailed and structured feedback have helped me address my weak points and to give audiences a clearer message. The laid back environment at Toastmasters is the perfect setting to improve your skills, I would recommend it to anyone.

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Anthony Day

Before I joined I was confident in many aspects, but recognised that I needed some support to further improve my skillset. I've learnt to simplify my speeches whilst delivering my message with more impact. It is a warm, safe environment, with friendly members. There are so many aspects to the club, learning and development, friendship, and laughter.

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Jane Keogh

Toastmasters, and the Harrogate club in particular, is an incredible platform for anyone wanting to develop their presentation skills and general confidence with speaking. Whether you are an experienced speaker or a novice, you will improve. I've been speaking for many years and I've made more progress since I joined last year than I have in the past 25!

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Mike Pywell

Toastmasters Links

Here you should find all resources you need as an existing member. If you more please feel free to contact Sue McQueen on or visit the Toastmasters International website.

Contact Us

Strictly Speaking Harrogate contacts.

Toastmaster Roles

Information on the different Toastmasters Roles.

Speaking Tips

Our best speaking tips to help you improve.

Educational Program

More about our Educational program.

Toastmasters Portal

Access & Information for the Toastmasters Portal


Video Library of useful Toastmasters Videos

Meeting Template

Click here to download the meeting template.

TM International

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