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Toastmasters' Voice

You’ve come to the right place! ‘Toastmasters’ Voice’ is a site dedicated to the work of professional toastmasters who together make up the National Association of Toastmasters. Here we describe the scope of the modern professional toastmaster – and there is unlikely to be a type of function for which our members do not have unequalled expertise.

As you visit different pages you will come to understand why members of the Association are the most sought-after toastmasters. Seek out - ‘Event Types’ - our descriptions of the expert ways in which NAT members are equipped to prepare and manage a wide range of events. NAT toastmasters are known for their expertise with protocol and tradition – so whether with distinguished and decorated guests, peers of the realm, celebrities or members of the clergy, the dignity and gravitas accorded to the occasion will be immaculate.

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Why should you look for a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies from the National Association of toastmasters for your Wedding Day?

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Many Brides and bridegrooms tell us the planning of their wedding gives them a huge amount of anxieties. Will this plan work? Have I allowed enough time for the photographs? Will my special day really be special – or a disaster?

No other Toastmaster organisation trains its members in such a wide variety as we do. English weddings, Asian weddings, Jewish weddings, multi-faith and multi-cultural weddings can all be looked after just the way you want it. Any Professional Toastmaster who is a member of the National Association of Toastmasters will not only take charge of the running of the Wedding Day, with you giving as much or as little of the control as you will agree beforehand, but he or she helps greatly with the planning of the celebration. In taking instructions from you, it might be that the NAT professional will propose a planning meeting. What style is your wedding? A ‘no-holds-barred’ party, or a formal and traditional affair with attention to protocol? – Our members have been trained to portray the style that you want.

All the NAT professionals can calculate the appropriate timings to ensure that each part of the occasion can be savoured to the full, while making sure that the banqueting team, the camera team and the DJ or band are kept informed. With a mutually agreed Running Order, everyone with a part to play knows what is to happen and when.

Beautiful, smooth-running Wedding Days do not just happen! Skilful planning in advance and expert management on the day are the hidden ingredients to a successful day.

Here’s what one recent Bride wrote: “I have been to a few weddings where they didn’t have a toast master and I have no idea how they managed without one! I have been singing your praises to everyone.”

Select a Toastmaster from our list of members now and be reassured about the planning of your wedding and the outcome.

NAT Toastmasters do more than make announcements.......

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Are you planning one of the following?

Although this list only shows the first few letters of the alphabet we know the A – Z of what makes your event work.

NAT toastmasters are frequently engaged for their expertise in bringing together and co-ordinating the necessary resources to support an event. Over almost sixty years the NAT has built up a vast range of appropriate contacts. Caterers, AV facilities, Entertainment, Photography, Insurance, Stage design – the NAT network identifies solutions and recommended suppliers known for their expertise. From Exeter to Edinburgh we know the best people in the market.

On the day all NAT toastmasters can stage-manage and host your event. He or she will have been trained to help in producing a detailed Running Order so that everyone with a part to play knows exactly what is required and when. Behind the scenes and front of house the professional goes about his duties. At one moment with caterers, camera crew or DJ discreetly preparing the way forward, the next making clear effective announcements to guests.

“My manager told me everything was great. Well done!”

We provide a traditional service with a modern twist. Call any NAT Toastmaster now to discuss how we make your event a success!

Members at Work

NAT members often showcase events at which they have attended. We post these in the Members At Work section to illustrate the wide range of events where the NAT professional comes into his or her own. As with all those featured here, contact details and locations of our members can all be found in the Directory of Members.

President’s Day visit for MyNAT

Our instructions were, as one would expect of President Richard, quite specific. “Be at Southampton Cruise Terminal for 9.45am on Wednesday 23rd July, 2014, and, bring your passports with you.” 14 Members of the NAT, including Husband and wife “team” Lynn & Mike O’Hara, together with their Partners had been invited, courtesy of “Holidays and… Read More »

TV star Julia Bradbury is star of hospice lunch

Organisers of this year’s Loros ladies lunch are hoping it has raised £10,000 for the hospice. Guest speaker was TV star Julia Bradbury, presenter of Countryfile, who has been a patron of the charity since September 2012. An audience of 600 at the King Power Stadium heard her talk about her media career, the highs… Read More »

Cisswood House Hotel in the news!!

Cisswood House Hotel, Lower Beeding, West Sussex is a prestigious wedding venue.  Past President Tony Forward has, for some years, been the regular toastmaster there.  On the rare occasions that he has not been available another NAT member has stood in.  Tony has given notice of his impending retirement and has recommended Associate Member Kieran… Read More »

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