Spinnaker Toastmasters Club, Porirua City, NZ #7868/72

Speak Confidently in Public

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Whatever your reason for being interested, Spinnaker Toastmasters Club welcomes you! We are a popular and successful community club which meets in Plimmerton, Porirua City. We are dedicated to developing and promoting public speaking and leadership skills for all members of the community, whether for business or personal use. Our members come from Whitby, Aotea, Paremata, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay, Camborne, Titahi Bay, Ranui and Papakowhai. We welcome guests, and guest speakers, and we welcome new members any time of the year.

If you aim to develop your public speaking skills, so you can speak confidently in front of an audience, and learn leadership skills, then Spinnaker Toastmasters is for you.

About our club

Spinnaker Toastmasters Club is the ideal setting to realise your goals of building more confidence, and learning to speak in public. We meet at the St Andrew's Anglican Parish Centre, 11 Steyne Avenue, Plimmerton, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years on acceptance of application to join. We welcome members who wish to develop their English speaking skills if it is not their first language. Our club members come from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds, so there's always something interesting to do and learn at a meeting.

At our fortnightly meetings, you'll learn the skills of speaking confidently before an audience. At first, you'll participate in table topics (known as impromptu speaking) where you'll be given a topic to talk about for 2 minutes. Usually you just talk about yourself the first time.

If you've seen our recent advertising and would like to come along to our next meeting, then check our meeting calendar to see when we next meet, or Contact Us for further information.

What happens at your first meeting

When you join the club, you'll introduce yourself with a 4-6 minute Icebreaker speech. Then you'll give prepared speeches between 7 and 10 minutes long on topics of your choice, covering a wide range of themes, such as using body language, using your voice, being sincere, persuading, and inspiring your audience as you work towards your first award in the Pathways educational programme.

You'll also learn how to give feedback to other speakers, by evaluating their performance against the speech project criteria.

View the details of the first speech project by downloading the Icebreaker Speech Project (1.5MB pdf) from the new Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience Programme.

Datashow projector available

Spinnaker has a datashow projector and laptop available for use by club members for Powerpoint Presentations, or you can supply your own laptop and use the TV.

Contact Us

To find out more about Spinnaker Toastmasters Club, and to arrange a visit to our next meeting, please contact us by phone or email.

We look forward to welcoming you at Spinnaker - where leaders are made.

Last updated: 21 October 2020

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