Oaklands Toastmasters in Halswell

Who we are

Oaklands Toastmasters in Halswell, Christchurch, has been running for over 20 years, serving the people of Halswell, Oaklands, Westlake, Aidenfield, and Hillmorton in Christchurch, as well as anyone from the surrounding area who want to join in the fun.

Our Mission

The mission of Oakland Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. It is a place where every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

Basically we help people gain confidence, communication and teamwork skills in a friendly, fun way.

Our members come from a wild variety of backgrounds: engineers, teachers, sales people, students and business owners, to name a few.

New members learn the Timekeeper role supervised by the VP Education Shen Mansell.

People join for a variety of different reasons, some are after career advancement, others would like to perfect the art of delivering a highly inspiring special occasions speech and some of our members join just for fun.

What ever your reason, with our members combined with a vast array of experience, we can help you achieve your goals.

Learn how to:

  • Prepare and present speeches and presentations.
  • Organize a speech into a logical sequence.
  • Begin and summarize speeches effectively.
  • Give useful and effective feedback, in a way that will help people learn and improve.
  • Speak off the cuff, responding well when put on the spot.

When delivering your speech, you'll learn to:

  • Use body language and gestures to add impact.
  • Use your voice to enhance your message.
  • Get control of your nerves.

In addition, you'll get to:

  • Get to know your audience.
  • Introduce other speakers.
  • Evaluate speakers with effective feedback.
  • Perform a variety of roles in the meetings, from time keeper, to toastmaster.

Join us as a Guest

We love having guests at our meetings, please feel free to come along to our next one.

We meet every Monday night (except public holidays) at 7:30pm at the Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Road.

If you want to say hi before dropping in, here are our contact details.

Join us as a Member

It would be wonderful to have you join us as a member.

There is an $80 joining fee for new members, and a $17.50 monthly fee to cover the costs to toastmasters international, and room hire.

The joining fee also includes access to Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead. See more here https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview.

Other Websites to Check Out

To find out more please check out the following sites;

Toastmasters New Zealand - www.toastmasters.org.nz

Toastmasters International - www.toastmasters.org

Oaklands Toastmasters on Facebook