Come find your voice

Lockyer Valley Toastmasters Club is inviting the public to a Showcase on 23 May. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Are you looking to develop your public speaking skills, improve interpersonal communication, and build your self-confidence?

Learn how you can reach your potential at Lockyer Valley Toastmaster Club’s showcase evening on Thursday, 23 May.

Lockyer Valley Toastmasters Club president Matthew McDiarmid said the open night was a chance for anyone to come and experience what Toastmasters was all about.

“There are many ways our members benefit from the Toastmasters learning experience,” he said.

“Whether you are looking to improve your confidence speaking in front of people, or seeking to improve professionally as a leader, Toastmaster offers you a supportive learning environment to improve in these areas and many more.”

The showcase gives the public a chance to sit in on a meeting, listen to new and experienced Toastmasters deliver a speech, and better understand what this international club is all about.

“We have a great program planned where our members will give you a taste of what being a member of Toastmasters is like,” Mr McDiarmid said.

“Within Toastmasters, there are self-paced learning pathways you can take which guide you through topics like improving communication, identifying different leadership styles, delivering a speech with humour, and presenting compelling presentations on your vision.”

Mr McDiarmid said Toastmasters was a great place for people to better learn how to communicate effectively, run meetings, handle conflict resolution, and build their self confidence in a safe space.

“There are lots of community groups in the Lockyer Valley, from sporting clubs to community groups and charities,” Mr McDiarmid said.

“If you’re in a group like this, you’ll often find yourself running a meeting, talking to sponsors, or giving a speech.

“We want to give you the skills you need to not just do the job, but succeed in these roles.”

The showcase evening is free to attend and will be held at the Gatton Senior Citizens Centre, 13 North St Gatton, at 6:45pm for a 7pm start.

Toastmasters is open to anyone aged 18 years or over.

For further enquiries please contact 0457 914 375 or