Benefits of Toastmasters

Tampere Toastmasters is all about “learning by doing”. There are manuals which give you guidelines and instructions; however, you are expected to practice making speeches and take leadership roles regularly during meetings in order to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. Our meetings offer opportunities to practice:

  • Conducting meetings
  • Giving impromptu speeches
  • Presenting prepared speeches
  • Offering constructive evaluation

Toastmasters program has been proven to benefit its members in various ways:

  • Reducing fear of public speaking and becoming more confident in front of an audience
  • Becoming a better speaker
  • Improving listening skills
  • Eradicating the distracting “Um” and “Uh” from speeches
  • Strengthening leadership skills
  • Expanding network
  • Opportunities to participate in international speech contests
  • Sharing knowledge and mentoring other speakers 

We are proud to provide a safe, friendly and encouraging environment for our members to practice and grow. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, we welcome mistakes as we know that is an inevitable part of learning. And we respect people who dare to go out of their comfort zone and try something challenging. Nobody will laugh at you, we will laugh with you!