As a club, the wellbeing of our members, and their families, is our highest priority. As such, our club committee has taken the decision to suspend physical club meetings until further notice. We are hosting club meetings over Zoom. We send the link for each meeting out by email. Please reach out to us at to sign up for our guest list.
We are holding an Open Night on Tuesday 22nd of September on Zoom.
If you have always wanted to improve your public speaking, this is your chance. Try out Toastmasters in a safe and fun environment. You can sit back and enjoy or you can take part in the evening.
It is free – all you need to do is to click on the button below to register and get your link to the meeting.
Looking to Improve your Speaking and Leadership Skills?
Ignite your Career?
Gain the Confidence to Speak Up?
You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders.
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.
Don’t delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. As you progress in Toastmasters, you’ll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.
Education is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey. Participating in Toastmasters’ education programs allows you to gain the valuable practice needed to develop your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment.
PATHWAYS is Toastmasters’ new education program! It serves as the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, and is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead.
There are 11 Pathways that you can choose from, based on your personal and professional goals. No matter which Path you choose, you will complete at least 14 educational projects and present a minimum of 15 prepared speeches
Our Four Guiding Principles
Since Toastmasters was founded in 1924, our education programs have been driven by four guiding principles:
By giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, you practice and improve.
Grow and improve your public speaking and communication skills through honest and supportive peer evaluation.
Experienced mentors encourage, guide and support you in your goals and help you to achieve more than you thought possible.
Develop skills at your own pace and comfort level
Castlebar Toastmasters meets every fortnight at the Mayo Education (located on the GMIT Castlebar Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo) from September to May. The meetings run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, though we do ask that people arrive 15 minutes early. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings as guests after which they may register as full members.
Castlebar Toastmasters will be resuming on Tuesday evening, September 8th, 2020 and then every fortnight until we break for Christmas on December 10th, after which meetings will resume on January 8th 2021*
*Meetings are currently being held online.
Club President 2020/2021
Castlebar Toastmasters Club is a non-profit educational organisation that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The Club held its first meeting in September 2016 and is affiliated to Toastmasters International which has a global membership of 358,000 strong, attending 16,800 clubs.
While Toastmasters is a Global organisation, the club, based in the local community is very much at its core. Our members come form Castlebar and many of the surrounding towns and villages. We are one of four clubs in Mayo along with Westport, Ballina and an advanced club in Claremorris.
By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. Members learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback –– and accept it. They find their path to leadership.
I hope you have the opportunity to attend one of meetings and would encourage you to come along to our next meeting as our guest. If you want to find out more, please, drop us a note through the contact for or via Twitter or Facebook, or give me a call on (094)9067080 / (087)2254698
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