The cost of membership at Cass Toastmasters is a modest £42.50 for 6 months and £85 for 12 months – (Competent Communicator and Leadership Manuals £15): . Dues are payable in March and September and are normally paid by standing order, though other means are possible too.
The dues are significantly less than commercial public speaking trainers or personal coaches, reflecting Cass’ status as a not-for-profit organisation. One of the main misconceptions about public speaking is that you can simply take a single, multi-session course and come out a proficient speaker at the other end. In fact, real mastery requires persistent practice over time, which is precisely why we look to foster long-term relationships with all our members.
We do not wish to take your money without your being sure this is the right club for you, so we request that you attend at least three sessions as a guest before signing up as a member. We place no one under any pressure to join or sign up for classes, which we feel provides another welcome contrast with many personal coaches and public speaking courses.
Guests may attend as many times as they like and may occasionally be asked to participate in Table Topics (the impromptu speech session). However, members only may take part in the main, prepared speeches section, or take on any of the functionary or committee roles, which is where they gain valuable experience.
Once you’ve come along as a guest, please feel free to speak with the Vice President of Membership (Felix Litzkow), or any of the other committee members, about joining the club. Once you’ve joined, have a look at our member pages, in particular our induction page.
We look forward to meeting you!