Frequently Asked Questions

Is EF Toastmasters open to everyone?


EF Toastmasters is a club primarily for the members of the Engineers Forum community. We though welcome professionals to join our club if you are interested.




I don't meet the joining criteria, what do I do?


There are many Toastmasters clubs which are open in Qatar. Just do a Google search, and contact the VP Education of the club.




I am still not convinced about joining the club, but, can I come and see what is going on?


Of course, yes, you are always welcome to attend the meeting as a guest. Just contact our VP Education (by using contact form)




How long does a meeting last?


Between 2 and 2.5 hours (including Tea breaks!)




Your meeting timings doesn't suit my work schedule, what do I do?


No worries, Qatar is fortunate enough to have a large number of Toastmasters clubs. Just do a Google (or Yahoo) search. You will defenitely find a club which meets "your" criteria. Contact the VP Education of the club, and he/she will be more than happy to help you. Click here to view the details of clubs in Qatar.




Yes, I am convinced, I want to join EF Toastmasters, what do I do now?


Contact our VP Education - use "contact" form. We will get back to you.




Is there a specific dress code for the meetings?


Dress codes are not strictly followed though wearing formals is encouraged.




Can I give speeches outside of my club for credit?


Yes. You are allowed to do up to two speeches per manual outside of the club environment for credit toward an educational award, as long as you receive prior approval from your vice president education. You must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster, although the Toastmaster does not need to be in the same club as you.
Speeches given at Toastmasters club meetings are considered to be in the club environment. Speeches given at any Toastmasters event that is not a club meeting are considered to be outside the club environment.