How to join

You are welcome to visit our club as a guest as many times as you like but you will need to join to get the full benefits from Phoenix Speakers.

The benefits of joining Phoenix Speakers

  • Becoming confident talking in public is all about regular practice. At Phoenix Speakers our members get to practice public speaking twice a month in a supportive environment, everyone gets constructive feedback and, most importantly, we have fun.
  • We are a sociable club – we always go for a drink after the meetings and hold social events. This gives you the chance to get peer support, make friends and feel encouraged.
  • Our members say their overall level of confidence and self-belief has increased. There is no price you can put on this and it helps in all aspects of your life including at work and at home.

As a member you also get to enjoy the benefits of being part of Toastmasters International including:

  • Regular public speaking workshops and events in London
  • Receiving a monthly Toastmaster International magazine giving you top tips and encouragement
  • An international community – a perfect way of filling your evening when on a business trip

Membership fee

  • 6 months – £60
  • 12 months – £110 if paid by the deadline (otherwise £120)
  • New members: There is an additional one off £20 joining fee.

Membership is paid in March and September. If you join in a different month, membership is calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Professional companies often charge over £400 for a one day workshop and this gives limited opportunities to practice. Phoenix Speakers costs £10 per month, not bad for all the benefits you get to enjoy!

How to join or find out more

Simply send us an email (at phoenixspeakers@gmail.com) saying you’d like to join or find out more information and we’ll get back to you or just come along to our next meeting (see details in the Where and When panels).

Please note Toastmasters is a not for profit organisation for the purpose of promoting communication. As a member of Toastmasters international any Pheonix Speakers charges are only used for educational and administrative materials for club members.

We would like to thank the Department for Transport for providing a venue for the club which enables us to keep our fees low and attract members from the Department, other Whitehall Departments and the local community.

  • Where

    We meet at the Department for Transport at Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR (see map).

    Nearby underground stations are Pimlico, St. James's Park and Victoria.

    Non Member Guests

    Civil servants with a Common Access Pass or staff of public bodies working with DfT are welcome to attend. Known colleagues and friends of existing DfT staff can attend if signed in by that DfT member of staff and escorted at all times by that DfT member of staff.
  • When

    We meet every second and fourth Wednesday of each month (except for the second meeting in December, because of Christmas). Assemble in reception of Great Minister House at 18.15 to sign-in for a start at 18:30.

    Next meeting Wed 23rd Oct