Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I visit your club as an observer?

Yes, visitors and guests are welcome at all of our meetings! You may join us as a silent observer or you may choose to participate in the impromptu speaking session of our meeting that is called “Table Topics”. We suggest that you visit a few meetings prior to joining in order to get to know the chapter and to develop an understanding of what Toastmasters is all about.

How do I join the Boston Speech Party (BSP)?

The BSP is open to everyone. To join you must fill out an application and pay dues and joining fees.

Are all the chapters the same?

Each chapter of Toastmasters is unique and has a different personality. Visiting the chapters in your locality will help you to find a chapter that fits your needs.

What are meetings like?

We highly recommend that you visit a meeting so that you may gain an understanding of how meetings are structured. There is no obligation to speak when you visit a meeting; you may visit as a silent observer or volunteer to participate in the Table Topics portion of the meeting.

What do I do as a member?

The first step for members is to work towards completing the CTM or Competent Toastmaster Award by completing the 10 speeches (5-7 minutes) contained in the Communications and Leadership Manual. Each speech is designed to help you develop a different aspect of public speaking and speech preparation. In addition to delivering speeches, members are encouraged to participate in meetings by signing up for roles and taking part in the Table Topics session of the meeting.

Where are meetings held? What time do meetings begin?

Meetings are held at Fisher College at 116 Beacon Street, Boston MA, from 6-7:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, unless otherwise announced.

How much are dues?

Dues are collected semi-annually and are $39.00 every 6 months (or $78 per year). In addition to semi-annual dues, joining fees exist in the amount of $22.00. Dues are prorated depending on the month you join; visit the membership fees page to determine how much your initial dues will be.