About Toastmasters

Where Leaders Are Made

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization where members practice and improve public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our Mission & Values

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

How Toastmasters Began

Ralph C. Smedley held the first Toastmasters meeting in Santa Ana, CA, in 1924.

Toastmasters International is a global organization helping people in virtually every corner of the world.







Visit a Club

Perhaps the best way to learn about Toastmasters is to visit a Toastmasters club meeting. Fortunately, there are many, many clubs in District 101 to explore.

Please see our Find and Visit a Club page to start exploring.

Benefits of Toastmasters

Improve your public speaking skills
Maximize your potential
Build leadership skills
Enjoy unlimited personal growth
Work on networking in a small and supportive environment
Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace
Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting
Build self-confidence and self-awareness

Pathways Educational Program

Pathways is an online learning tool that guides members through a goal-focused learning track and helps them enhance practical workplace skills in several key areas:

Online Meeting Management

Leadership Development

Project Management

Interview Preparation


The Toastmasters Organization

Members are at the heart of the Toastmasters International organization and are supported by various levels of service, from their own club all the way to World Headquarters, which provides educational materials and guidelines.

Click the button below to view a chart showing the various levels of service for members within the Toastmasters organization.

Toastmasters Organization