Not sure if Toastmasters is for you? See how people have been amazed by our meetings.


  • I have been uncomfortable talking in front of people all of my life, Ferndown Speakers has helped me overcome my nerves and get to grips with what makes a good speech.

  • Once you get a bit of confidence in speaking to an audience it can be great fun.

  • People who go to Ferndown Speakers know what it is like to quake in front of a group of people so they help each other by following the toastmaster speech programme.

  • I have met people from all walks and stages in life.  I guarantee you an interesting evening, even if you do not want to speak.

  • Challenging yourself and succeeding at speaking in front of an audience is very rewarding.

  • It is always amazing what you can learn from people, so if you like learning something new and have a good time I recommend Ferndown Speakers.

  • If you are comfortable with public speaking Ferndown Speakers can help you with new ideas and you can enjoy helping others.

  • Speaking in front of people is a skill that you can always use at work and in your social life.  Practising these skills with a group of like minded people can make a big difference to your confidence and ability to persuade and lead.

  • When asked to speak in front of people I used to freeze and my brain would go to mush.  All I wanted to do was get out, but after watching others and practising myself I am now starting to master that feeling of panic. 

  • I will look forward to the day when I can speak with confidence.

  • Not every speech is brilliant, but each one is worthwhile.

  • Listening to others speak and hearing their speeches evaluated by other members has opened up new ways of looking at things.

  • Ferndown speakers use the toastmaster manuals, they have been proven over many years and you can use as much or as little as you like. 

  • Sometimes it is easier to work with someone to prepare a speech, so the opportunity to work with a mentor whom you get on with can make it less stressful and more enjoyable. 

  • There is nothing like practise for thinking on your feet, I am still working at it and hope to be more at ease over time.

  • You may not think you are funny, but I promise you that you will get people to smile and laugh with you.

  • I am always amazed at people’s experiences and insights; it keeps me coming back for more.

  • I hate making impromptu speeches, I always feel embarrassed.  Ferndown Speakers is helping me to find ways of overcoming the embarrassment and build my confidence.