Youth Leadership is a short course like a Speechcraft course, but is aimed at school students.

There are generally 8 one to two hour sessions where students develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. Students learn to:

  • Evaluate present speaking ability
  • Organize and give speeches
  • Give impromptu talks
  • Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
  • Give constructive feedback and more

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor and provides a coordinator to present the program. The individual co-ordinator attends each meeting, where he or she will lead most of the presentations and help the students. The co-ordinator assigns an assistant who can fill in for the coordinator should he or she be unable to attend a meeting. Meetings generally follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting, including an announced agenda, practice in parliamentary procedure, and the selection of presiding officers.


Gavel Clubs operate the same way as Toastmasters Clubs, but are for students.

District 70 is lucky enough to have Toastmaster Lalita Devi, who runs a monthly Gavel Club called "Teen Talk Toastmasters".

This is a great club which gives children the opportunity to improve their communication and public speaking skills and its for children under 18 years (from Year 5 to Year 12).

Gavel Club Counsellor Lalita Devi ACS ALB

Gavel Club Counsellor Lalita Devi ACS ALB


Teen Talk Toastmasters

John the Baptist Parish Hall
45 Mount Street, Bonnyrigg, Sydney

First Sunday of the month (mostly)
11.30am -1.30 pm

Club Counsellor - Lalita Devi ACS ALB