Who are WorldSurfers?
We are a vibrant, creative and innovative English Public Speaking club. We follow Toastmasters International educational program – a world leader in public speaking and leadership education since 1924. No matter what your current public speaking level is, we promise to provide you with a perfect environment to practice your skills and become an outstanding public speaker with extensive experience.
At WorldSurfers we aspire to inspire, we are are proud of our “fresh spirit” and magical atmosphere and open to everything new and exciting, staying truly international. True WorldSurfers are active and enthusiastic, we surf the world of public speaking with our sails set to discover new horizons of successful performance and leadership! Come and join us! We are always waiting for a “big fish” in our creative ocean of public speaking!
Our Meeting Format
At WorldSurfers we follow a traditional Toastmasters meeting format. It consists of prepared speeches, Table Topics or impromptu speeches session, minor roles – small roles that contribute the quality of the meeting – and evaluation session where all the participants get evaluated. See our sample agenda below. Register to our meeting to see it all with your eyes!
Signing up for Roles
Even if you are not a member yet, you can still start your public speaking journey with us by signing up to one of the Minor Roles (see descriptions below). To sign up email
If you are already a Toastmasters member and you want to present your Prepared Speech, become a Personal Evaluator email . If you want to sign up for the role of a Toastmaster, Table Topics Master or General Evaluator email firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of the Roles
1. Minor Roles
Thought or Joke of the Day
It is the person who starts our meeting with an interesting thought or a funny joke. See the full description of the role here.
Probably, the most important of the roles. It is the person who ensures that the speakers do not exceed their time limits and that the meeting starts and ends on time. The Timer comes on stage 2 times: to introduce himself and describe his/her role and to present their report at the end of the meeting. Read full instructions of this role here.
It is the person in charge of the grammar usage during the meeting. He/she observes all the grammar mistakes made during the meeting. Another responsibility of the Grammarian is to announce Word of the Day. The Grammarian comes on stage 2 times: to introduce himself and describe his/her role and to present their report at the end of the meeting. Read full instructions of this role here.
It is the person responsible for counting all the filler-words, such as “like”, “you know”, “basically” and other words that do not contribute to the meaning of the speakers. He/she also notes all the unnecessary sounds speakers make, such as “uhm”, “err”, “emm” etc. The Ah-Counter comes on stage 2 times: to introduce himself and describe his/her role and to present their report at the end of the meeting. Read full instructions of this role here.
2. Main Roles
The biggest part of the meeting consists of the more challenging roles. Only Toastmasters members can sign up to these roles. Find out how to become a member here.
We normally have 3-4 speakers on every meeting. Speakers present projects that they prepare with accordance to their toastmasters manual. Find out more about Toastmaster education here.
Personal Evaluators evaluate Prepared Speakers. Their role is not easy – to provide the most objective evaluation possible to help the speakers realize their mistakes and develop further.
Toastmaster is the host of the meeting. He/she comes up theme of the meeting, makes a meeting plan and invites the speakers on stage. Read full instructions of this role here.
Table Topics Master
Table Topics Master leads the Table Topics or impromptu speech session. He/she invites to the stage individuals to answer his/her questions. Nobody knows what question will will be asked, so the task of the speaker to survive on the stage 1-2 minutes using his/her improvisation skills. Read full instructions of this role here.
General evaluator leads the evaluation part of the meeting. He/she is an experienced Toastmaster who evaluates the Minor Roles, the Toastmaster and the Table Topics Master and the meeting in general. He/She also invites to the stage Personal Evaluators and evaluates them. Read full instructions of this role here.
Where to Find Information About Upcoming Events?
Check the calendar on the right! To see more detailed information on our upcoming events and what’s happening with WorldSurfers, join our Telegram and VK group. If you want to watch more of our videos (or videos of yourself) subscribe to our Youtube channel. To see reports on the past meeting, you could have a glance here. Don’t forget to register for upcoming meetings here.