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English toastmaster Richard Palmer pouring champagne for the bride and bridegroom outside Great Baddow Church, Essex

English Toastmaster pouring champagne for

the Bride and Groom at Great Baddow Church, Essex.

Photograph courtesy of Essex wedding photographer

David Court



Toastmaster Training Courses

with The English Toastmasters Association

The toastmaster training courses offered by the English Toastmasters Association are designed to cover the basics of being a toastmaster. We also cover the most important subjects to help you offer an impeccable service to your clients and give you the iniatives to find business. You will gain the maximum knowledge to get you started with the confidence and ongoing support of the association. Regular meetings and training seminars offer our toastmasters help and updates, as well as the opportunity to continually improve your exsisiting knowledge and liaise with fellow members.

The toastmaster traing courses are run on a one to one basis ensuring you receive a personal service and to take into consideration your exisiting experience, expertise and future aims.

English Toastmasters Association annual meeting, training day in Essex     Toastmasters special training day at The County Hotel, Chelmsford

As a member of The English Toastmasters Association you are also invited to attend to two annual association meetings which are held on Trafalgar and St Georges day.

The courses contains the following modules

The history of our profession

Our code of ethics

Etiquette and protocol related to client service

Our uniform

Announcements, how, why and where appropriate

Equipment, including the use of sound systems

Weddings and or appropriate itineries and your role as a toastmaster

Basic marketing

The supporting materials included are

A comprehensive manual with documentation relating to our history, etiquette and protocol

Sample letters and event running forms covering a wide range of culturally diverse functions

Equipment list

Mission statement

Code of Ethics

Member access to the association web site

Upon joining the English Toastmasters Association, a full members page is also included for you within our web site and can be updated at any time incurring no additional cost to you. This page will help your marketing and publicity and may encourage future business. Many of the association's members have seen great success from their pages since joining.

Upon the completion of the toastmaster training course you will receive

Full membership for 1 year

Public liability insurance cover for £5,000,000,00 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THE UK

English Toastmasters Association Medallion, free on loan whilst you are a member

English Toastmasters Association Logo for use on your web site and stationery

Framed certificate of attendance

Framed certificate of membership

Marketing tools

Mission statement and code of ethics

Information and forms for use as templates

Access to the English Toastmasters Association member web site as well as ongoing support in the development of your member web page

The duration of the course is 3 days, each of six hours, but this is a minimum, as the days often include meetings with other professionals in the hospitality and leisure business.  A few more hours are beneficial. These meetings include getting together with other members,

venue and catering management, photographers, videographers and offer discussions about the best methods of working alongside such professionals.

The English Toastmasters Association training course is designed to suit you, dates, days and start times can all be agreed on an individual basis. Daily start times are usually between 8am - 10am with a view of finishing the day between 3pm - 5pm. The training course takes place at the English Toastmasters Association Headquarters which is based in Danbury, Essex.

Refreshments including lunch each day is included in the course cost as well as all onsite facilities including secure parking.

Dress code for the course is smart/casual, as you will be visiting venues and meeting other service providers.  If you already have a toastmasters uniform, you may wish to bring this with you if you would like photos taken for your web page.  You are able to keep and use these photographs for future marketing.

Please feel free to contact The Association with any questions or queries you may have.  We are on hand any time to offer support and help and are more than happy to offer further information and details about our training facilities and courses.

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What our members have to say .............


I don't see any changes that could possibly make this course any better. Best three days training I've ever had in 30 years of business. Brilliant. I have learnt more than I thought I ever would in such a short time. Keep up the good work. M.K. Wakefield, Yorkshire

Excellent pacing and highly personalised, very practical and helpful at all times. I enjoyed the course immensely and found Richard's explanations and knowledge interesting, effective and informative. I can't wait to get started.  W Freeman, Surrey

Meeting other toastmasters and another trainee toastmaster was invaluable, as was spending time with Dave Court, the photographer. Thank you Richard! PH, West Midlands

The course was conducted in comfortable surroundings and was well structured. It was very helpful to meet other toastmasters and colleagues.

V.K, Surrey

Don't change anything but please don't get me so excited about toastmastering that I can't sleep before the next day of the course. Thanks again for a fantastic learning experience. Brian Crockett, West Midlands

Excellent three days, I would not change anything - for me, it suited my style of learning.  Stephen Gregory, Essex

Don't change the way they you deliver your courses, although very intense I imagine you would not receive the practical, visual and off site training with any other association. Thank you  Andrew West  Dorset

Outstanding course, well worth every penny, my thanks to Richard for his time and training he gave me for toastmastering. Many thanks, I am so happy to have become a member of the English Toastmasters Association.  JG

Wow what a brilliant three days. Good training, enjoyed it very much. J.P., Caerphilly, South Wales

Thank you Richard for helping and guiding me through the course. Loved every minute and look forward to being a member of the English Toastmasters Association. C.W.Essex

The course content was fully covered in a very friendly and informative manner (time taken to meet any queries). A pleasure to meet other related people like photographers, toastmasters and venue organisers. Thoroughly interesting, the three days flew by and the assistance with my web site was invaluable. It was a pleasure to have attended the training course as it exceeded my expectations and provided a much greater insight into the role of the toastmaster which is down to the quality of the trainer. I look forward to meeting other toastmasters in the near future. Thank You Jim Jardine Wales

First class training by a very impressive professional body. Colin R Whitehead Essex

The course is delivered in a relaxed one to one atmosphere with a personal insight to the profession. The back up and training is amazing and makes you feel part of a team, camaraderie is probably the word, giving you the confidence to do the job, excellent tuition, thank you for the course

Graham Skingley  Suffolk

Professionally presented course in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Superbly supported by Lindsey and Linda. This course has given me the confidence to offer a more professional service to future clients. A pleasurable experience throughout. Many thanks to you Richard. Roy Timms Bicester Oxford

Need more time, Richard Palmer is a good instructor and will also listen and answer questions honestly. Barry W Gilden Florida USA

I believe the course fulfilled my objectives. It was well paced and passionately delivered by Richard. The DVD's show real life weddings. These were especially helpful. The course is not only about delivering toastmaster services, but more importantly about delivering with care for the client. M. W. Yorkshire

Thank you for sharing experiences, in a very relaxed and informative yet positive manner. M.C. 

Hugely informative and fantastic fun.  You've put a huge amount of yourself - energy, knowledge and personality into these last three days. Thank you ever so much. Nick Lawler Cumbria

A good mix of information - excellent delivery - good to meet other people in same industry. T.H.  Gloucestershire

Richard, Many thanks for a fantastic day with you, I have gained so much in a short space of time. R.A.Berkshire  One day Alignment Course for experienced toastmaster joining the English Toastmasters Association.

Having made enquiries with a number of organisations, I found you to be the most responsive to my enquiry. You clearly have a wealth of information that you are happy to impart. The one to one suited my needs brilliantly and to my timescale. I came with great expectations - I left overwhelmed with the amount of information & support at my disposal. I am proud to have joined such a well organised Association. G.S. 

Richard is an inspirational teacher who is a master of his craft and he has filled me with absolute enthusiasm for my new career as a Toastmaster. Kevin Goodwin  Lancashire

Excellent course - did not want it to end.  I feel I have hit the ground running, through excellent tuition given. M O'Rourke

Excellent course.  Commitment shown in passing over the knowledge is second to none. One to one relationship is a major benefit because you have individual attention and full concentration to get the best results. I now feel very confident that I can deliver excellent service to my clients.T.S. Essex

My sincere thanks for an excellent three days. My head is still buzzing and I am feeling enthusiastic and ready to go. The manner in which you have approached the course is relaxing and is conducted at a comfortable pace. The course is well delivered and informative.  It makes learning a pleasure. The DVD's are extremely helpful. I have seen the work of a toastmaster from a new perspective which I will endeavour to practice in the future.  I have high standards to work to! Geoffrey Cornwell  West Sussex

Excellent -  The ability to compare the good, bad and absolute professional was essential. Excellent!!  Many useful hints, tips - great. T.P.   Essex  Half day refresher course for experienced member

An excellent course.  The one to one course is very flexible and adaptable and met my needs fully. A very satisfying and fulfilling three days, which has inspired me to become an effective toastmaster for my clients. M B  Devon

I found the course interesting, informative and presented in a very personal manner. The one to one format is conducive to ensuring that Richard was able to see that each issue was understood before moving on to the next.  Visits to venues and having lunch together also made the learning process more pleasurable. I do not believe that the course could have been presented any better and leave it enthusiastic and confident. Thank you Richard.

A further comment from John, several months after the course, "I am very happy with the reaction of clients to the way I have been taught to go about my business". John Churches

Richard obviously tailors information and needs delivery to suit candidates' abilities. An excellent course where I gained everything I required to give excellent service. Terry Hughes  Dorset

As a member of the teaching profession for over 30 years I was very impressed by Richard's teaching style, which was both relaxed and thorough. At no time did he cast himself in the role of "expert", but, instead, he guided and mentored me through the course on equal terms, encouraging me to bring out and develop my own gifts and talents. At the same time, there was enough rigour during the training to ensure that all of the essential details were covered and that I felt equipped to further my career as a toastmaster. 

It was a privilege to be able to shadow Richard in action at a wedding and to be present at an actual meeting with clients. This provided much more insight into the realities of the job as toastmaster than any amount of classroom based theory could afford.

I now feel that I am a member of the best professional organisation for toastmasters that there is, and that Richard is a senior "partner" in the full sense of the word. Thank you Richard for your friendship, conscientious example and consummate professionalism. A Hayes

I feel that all the information has been well researched and the whole delivery calm, informal and thorough. The caring manner and treatment by Richard was really great, making the learning process a pleasure.  J.P.

The delivery of information suited my particular learning style and was very effective. The course was not only informative but was also a pleasure to attend. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and hope that the relationship forged will continue to grow and become stronger. M.G.

The three day course is an excellent grounding for toastmasters.The course was delivered in a thorough and professional manner with the focus on the client being an important theme running through the various topics. Additionally, being able to meet Front of House management is exceptionally useful as this provides understanding of their expectations.A. M. Essex

The course was very helpful and informative in detail. John Quinton-Navarro Hertfordshire

Thank you for your hospitality, openness, absolute professionalism and knowledge sharing.  P.C.

Excellent course, relaxed atmosphere, very good value. A pleasure to have been part of the training course. J L


Very enjoyable, informative course, delivered in a relaxing way. B.C. Dorset

I think that the format was

excellent.  Clearly has the flexibility to meet individual needs. A thoroughly enjoyable, informative and helpful experience and has whet my appetite for toastmastering duties. THANK YOU.  J.T. Yorkshire

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