Student club offers training to build confidence in public speaking

Imperial College Speakers Toastmasters Club is a student-run club to help Imperial students improve their public speaking and communication skills in a friendly and supportive environment. At every meeting, students have the opportunity to give speeches on a variety of topics, practice impromptu speaking, offer constructive and detailed feedback to each other, and socialize with a diverse group of people from across the Imperial College community. Each meeting provides a valuable opportunity for students to hone the public speaking skills that are essential to effective lab meetings, conferences, class presentations, and other professional events.

Our club serves undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds. We recognise that students, especially those in the STEM subjects, are eager to find a welcoming venue to practice their speaking skills. We would also like to increase our diversity and reach out to students who would benefit from this club. Our club essentially provides the same service as professional public speaking coaching, but at a membership fee that is a fraction of the typical price of coaching.

Imperial College Speakers offers mentoring in which experienced members guide new members through the first speech projects and help them understand the meeting roles. This builds an atmosphere of fellowship among club members from diverse backgrounds. In addition, our club is a gateway to the wider Toastmasters community in London. By connecting with other Toastmaster clubs, our members have the opportunity to meet professional public speakers and partake in club events such as speech contests and conferences.

The club meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month during the autumn term.

Meeting schedule for the autumn term:

  • Thursday 28 September, at Huxley Building 144 at 18.15 to 20.15
  • Thursday 12 October 12, at Sir Alexander Fleming Building 119 at 18.15 to 20.15
  • Thursday 26 October, at Sir Alexander Fleming Building 121 at 18.15 to 20.15
  • Thursday 9 November, Huxley Building 140, at 18.15 to 20.15
  • Thursday 23 November, Sir Alexander Fleming Building 121 at 18.15 to 20.15
  • Thursday 14 December, Sir Alexander Fleming Building 119 at 18.15 to 20.15

Students can visit as many meetings as they wish as guests, but a membership fee applies if they would like to be an official member of the group. Membership rates can be found on the club’s Union page.

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