Become a member

Feel free to visit one of our regular meetings to find out whether the Toastmasters program is right for you and to experience the unique culture of our club and find out whether our club fits your mindset or your expectations with regards to convenience (close enough to your home or office).

Questions

  1. What are the benefits of joining Toastmasters?
  2. Why Toa Payoh Central CC Toastmasters Club?
  3. What will a member get?
  4. How to join?
  5. What does it cost?
  6. New Member Orientation

Answers

1. What are the benefits of joining Toastmasters?

| ^ Top | The benefits of joining Toastmasters are as follows:

  • Conquer that fear of the stage (the most common fear shared among people)
  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Improve your listening and negotiating skills
  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Build Emotional Intelligence, self-confidence and personal growth

This will give you a headstart into practising some of the 10 skills you need to thrive in this Digital and Software-Defined age according to a 2016 Future of Jobs report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

2. Why Toa Payoh Central CC Toastmasters Club?

| ^ Top | Toa Payoh Central CC Toastmasters Club was chartered on 1st April 1998 and is an established Toastmasters Club in Singapore. We have a large membership base (50+ members) and a mini theatre as our Chapter Meeting venue, which means a bigger audience and a more vibrant place for giving speeches. Our members come from various nationalities and cultural background, which enables exchange of ideas from different perspectives.
We have capable past presidents that are still with us as our club mentors. They continue to provide valuable guidance to the club with their abundance of experience and knowledge. There are two clubs in one: a club for young members and an advanced club for experienced members to develop and sharpen their communication and leadership skills.

3. What will a member get?

| ^ Top | On joining as a new member, you will receive a new member kit from Toastmasters International. It will contain speaking manuals and booklets to guide you through your toastmasters journey of leadership and communication. Plus, you will receive each month from Toastmasters International a magazine entitled “Toastmasters“, that provides insights and latest information on communication and leadership.

4. How to join?

| ^ Top | Above 18 years of age: please fill out the Club Membership Form to bring along during our next chapter meeting or approach our VPM (Vice President of Membership) at the chapter meeting. You may also email the form at exco@tpctmc.org.

Below 18 years of age: you may contact us at exco@tpctmc.org as we may help you find out more about Toastmasters International Gavel clubs in Singapore. Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to member age, inability to pay dues or other circumstances. Following similar Toastmasters club meeting protocols, they use club officer titles and education manuals.

5. What does it cost?

  • New Toastmaster: A registration and membership fee of (S$154) which includes a 6-month membership and 2 manuals (Competent Communicator Manual as well as Competent Leader Manual).
  • Existing members and transfers: Renewal fee of S$90 for 6 months or S$180 per year.

| ^ Top | Payment methods: by Internet banking or cash.

6. New Member Orientation

After signing up and paying your membership dues, our Club Vice President of Membership  will register you with Toastmasters International Headquarters and you will be assigned a Mentor if you wish so. For more details, please visit the New Member Orientation page.

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