Q．Will it help me to speak confidently in public?
In order to speak confidently in public, you need practice and experience.
In the Toastmasters clubs, we provide you with opportunities to speak in front of other members. There’s no instructor, but members give you helpful feedback. By participating in Toastmasters, you can hone your public speaking skills at your own pace.！
Q．How do I learn when I become a member?
A．When you become a member, you will be given lighter roles like meeting helper at first, followed by more challenging roles. Whatever role you take in a meeting, you will have the chance to speak. Prepared speeches are delivered through the Toastmasters manual in which each project has distinct objectives. The projects are designed to have more advanced objectives as you progress. Also, in Toastmasters clubs, a mentor is assigned to you once you become a member in order to assist your launch as a member.
Q．I am not good at speaking Japanese, but could I join ?
A．Why not? Please do not worry. Some of our members are from overseas. The educational advisor in our club will arrange your program pace so that you can make progress in your best way. For example, it is possible to attend the English session as a speaker and the Japanese session as a listener. You may improve your speech skills in English and at the same time you get used to listening to speeches in Japanese.
● Please Come and See our Club!
Our club is always open to visitors. Why not visit our next meeting? We hold meetings on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of each month from 10 am to noon. The meeting place and schedule is on the Location & Schedule page.
You don't need any reservation to visit our meeting. But if you have any questions, please contact us.
● Eligibility for Membership
- Age 18 years or older
- Your attendance as a guest at three of our meetings (no need to be in a row)
New Member Fee: 3,000 yen
Dues every 6 months: 6,000 yen (1,000yen/month)
These fees cover club running cost + registration and member dues to Toastmasters International. When you become a member, you will receive a set of manuals from Toastmasters International. You will also receive the monthly “Toastmasters” magazine by courier.
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.
Akabane Bilingual Toastmasters Club (ABC)meetings are held at Akabane Kaikan, a 5- minute walk from JR Akabane station, every 1st and 3rd Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Most members live in communities such as Toda City, Kawaguchi City, Saitama City, Kita-ku, Itabashi-ku, and Nerima-ku.
The meeting program is divided in 2 sessions, Japanese and English. The first hour is in Japanese and the second is in English. Join our meetings for an enjoyable and productive Saturday morning!
ABC's new member fee is 3,000 yen, and dues are 800yen/month. Toastmasters is a cost-effective and very enjoyable way to improve your speech and leadership skills.
Our club is always open to visitors. Why not visit us at our next meeting?
Toastmasters International guides a vast network of more than 11,500 clubs around the world. Currently, there are clubs in 92 countries and nearly 226,000 members.
More than 80 Clubs were located in Japan as of 2007. Most clubs are in English, and 20 of them are in bilingual (English and Japanese). The number of clubs is expanding each year
● What can we do in the Toastmasters club ?
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable, and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.
● What do we do at the Toastmasters meeting?
Our regular meeting program follows the globally used meeting procedures and uses materials provided by the Toastmasters educational program. Meetings consist of several speech sessions by the members. Half of the ABC meeting is in English, although for many of our members it is not the mother tongue. Don’t worry! The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment.
● Please come and see our club!
Our club is always open to visitors. Why not visit our next meeting? We hold meetings on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month from 10 am to noon.
You don't need a reservation to visit our meeting, but if you have any questions, please contact us.
●Good communicators tend to be good leaders. Some well-known Toastmasters alumni include:
Peter Coors, of Coors Brewing Company
Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
Tom Peters, management expert and author
Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii