Learning to speak with fractured narratives

Epsom Speakers Club meeting Monday 23rd April 2018 Another great evening was had by all, and the sun certainly didn’t zap anybodies energies away. We had inspirational speeches, educational slots and an area election. This together with the usual round of evaluations and topics session, again there was much laughter coming from the audience. I […]

Learn speaking in public from a strong foundation

Epsom Speakers Club Meeting 9th April   What another great night at Epsom Speakers Club. I am so pleased to preside over such a great club. You all make the job enjoyable and educational. Amongst all the laughter and entertainment, some great lessons were learnt by all. We learnt about learning from Doris. How to […]

New ways to learn how to speak in public

Epsom Speakers meeting 19th March 2018 First of all, thanks for everyone braving a bitterly cold night to come along to our meeting on Monday evening. I must admit, I poked my nose out the door and nearly turned back when I saw two penguins happily walking along the street. I knew it was bitterly […]

Epsom Speakers Contest Night – 5th March 2018

We had a galaxy of stars at our contest night on Monday! So many eager contestants that it really was hard to fit in everyone who wanted to speak. But we did try. Justin Pybus and I were ‘newbies’ to organising a contest, but backed by the expertise of long-standing club members, and with the […]

Reed’s School – 23th February 2018

I was invited to attend the Reed’s School 6th Form Toastmasters club. The meeting was very well organised and the Chairperson, Matthew Moran ensured the evening went to plan. I was invited to talk about Humour and how to use it effectively in speeches. The key points, in the form of “DOs and DON’Ts” I […]

Public speaking. Can you learn to love it?

Epsom Speakers Club Monday 19th February 2018 To love public speaking may seem a pipe-dream for so many people. It is more fearful than death according to certain surveys. That is quite a statement. But can you learn to love it. I believe you can. What do you need to do? Practice, practice, practice!!!!! It […]

The heritage of Epsom Speakers

Epsom Speakers Club meeting Monday 5th February 2018 Firstly, I do want to reiterate what I said last night.  I am truly grateful for Epsom Speakers Club, the heritage that it has passed down to us, and the people who share that history today in the terms of members of our club. Without the members, […]

Learning to speak with etiquette

Epsom Speakers Club meeting January 22nd 2018 What another great evening last night at Epsom Speakers club, only marred slightly by a supposed humorous speech that wasn’t humorous. It is water under the bridge now, and thank goodness for that!!!! What was really fantastic was that we had two icebreaker speeches, and three relatively new […]

Learn to speak in public in 2018

Epsom Speakers Club meeting Monday 8th January 2018. Firstly, thank you to all the members who turned up on Monday evening, which was another busy night. It is great to see so many people keen to learn the art of public speaking. There was much laughter again and all the new members who took on […]

A truly International Public Speaking Experience

Epsom Speakers Club meeting Monday 20 November 2017. Well wasn’t it another great night at Epsom Speakers Club. We truly had an international flavour to this evening with many speakers on the programme with varied ethnic backgrounds, and a topics session that took us around the world. There was much laughter as well as learning, […]