Toastmasters is one of the largest networks of individuals across the World working together to create a supportive and positive learning environment to enable personal and professional development in communication and leadership skills. There are more than 332,000 members of Toastmasters in 15,400 clubs across 135 countries that make up a global network of meeting locations.
Toastmasters create leaders by facilitating a platform to members where they are encouraged to try new things, to let go of inhibitions of speaking in public, and to learn from every experience and achievement. Toastmasters are a community of learners, where we find our path to leadership by learning together.
The Toastmasters global community is clustered into 14 Regions: clusters of clubs form Areas, Areas group together to form Divisions and Divisions gathered together across borders form Districts; 6 to 9 Districts come together to create the Regions of Toastmasters. District 82 is a proud member of Region 13. Consisting of over 160 clubs across the Southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the island of Sri Lanka, District 82 is the home of First Vice President of Toastmasters International, DTM Arunasalam Balraj and the World Champion of Public Speaking 2014, CTM Dhananjaya Hettiarachchi.
Toastmasters International Mission
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Toastmasters International Values
Toastmasters International Envisioned Future
To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.