The Guild of International Professional Toastmasters was established over thirty years ago for the improvement of Toastmasters and to ensure that a high class national examining body existed.
Toastmasters are appointed for many occasions including Weddings, Masonic Ladies Festivals, Civic Receptions, Dinners, Corporate Events, Burns Night Suppers, Product Launches and Topping Out Ceremonies.
Many of our members have officiated at palaces and stately homes as well as some of the world's best hotels. However our members are equally at home working in smaller function rooms and marquees.
The appointment of a member of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters allows you to enjoy your own event, leaving the organisation of the day to your Toastmaster. The Toastmaster will ensure the correct forms of address are used and that people making speeches are put at ease. All members of the Guild are trained to be flexible, so whether you want your event to be formal or informal we can comfortably meet your requirements.
The members of the Guild come from all corners of the country, and most are happy to travel far and wide within the United Kingdom and throughout the world.
If you would like to find out more about our services, then please either contact Peter Minney or Tony Appleton direct 07935 185354 or 07802 250477, or visit our contact page and fill in the form.
"Me and my wife could not ask for more. We have been to about 10 weddings in the last 2 years and they all had toastmasters, and you were in a different class to them." - Mr & Mrs Andrews
Have you considered having a Toastmaster at your event? Take a look at our members in your area.
Members of The Guild
What is a Toastmaster?
Toastmaster is a general term, referring to a person in charge of the proceedings of a public speaking event.
The toastmaster is typically charged with organisation of the event, arranging the order of speakers, introducing one or more of the speakers, and keeping the event on schedule. Such meetings typically include civic events, service organisation meetings, and banquets of various purpose.
In many meetings, a toastmaster typically addresses the audience from behind a dais or from a podium. At stage entertainment events, especially ones broadcast on live television, the toastmaster often takes the form of a master of ceremonies, introducing the entertainment acts.
In many service organisations and businesses, the role of toastmaster was a permanently assigned role, but often rotating among members. Toastmasters were largely expected to keep the event from becoming boring, and a cottage industry arose in the middle century to cater to the desire of businessmen and other leaders to overcome the fear of public speaking. Would-be toastmasters were typically counselled to use light humour, and to have anecdotes and epigrams handily memorised.