Toastmasters International has more than 345,000 affiliate members from 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.

Clubs are grouped by Sectors, Divisions and Districts. For example, our Club is part of Division F in France.

With Toastmasters Nice, take a step outside your comfort zone. It will be a happy and worthwhile experience !


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Frank Thorogood is an experienced Toastmaster and established Toastmasters Brussels in 1971.

A Chartered Accountant by profession and a keen Toastmaster for 50 years. He founded the Nice Toastmasters Club at the end of 2012 and in 2013 the club was officially chartered with Toastmasters International

Since then, Toastmasters Nice has continued to grow and thrive, achieving several distinctions from Toastmasters International over the years, thanks to its wonderful and spirited members.

Toastmasters International Founder

Dr. Ralph Smedley founder in 1924 of Toastmasters International.

Toastmasters finds its origin in YMCA in Santa ANA, USA.

Ralph C. Smedley the founder wanted to address a pressing issue for young adultes: they struggled expressing themselves in a clear and effective manner within a group. Fast forward almost a century and you’ll find yourself with the biggest public speaking club in the world. 

The wise and respectable man passed away in 1961 and left us with a beautiful legacy.

Here are some of his most notable quotes:

“A speech without a purpose is like a journey without a destination.”

“A speec Fault-finding without suggestions for improvement is a waste of time.”

“Real communication is impossible without listening.”

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