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A Toastmaster’s Journey

One of the main benefits of Toastmasters is that there is a structured plan for learning and development available to all members.  This includes practical tasks specifically designed to improve Public Speaking and Leadership skills. Toastmasters is currently in the … Continue reading

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Keeping Time

Keeping time is a very important concept in Toastmasters. A few years ago, I attended some corporate training on Communication and Leadership skills. For one of the exercises, we were split into small groups, and each group was given a … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Wedding Speeches

At Shropshire Speakers, we sometimes get enquiries from men who are facing the prospect of speaking in front of 100+ guests at a wedding, either as the Father of the Bride, Best Man or Groom. This is a unique challenge … Continue reading

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Shropshire Speakers Celebrates Toastmasters International’s 90th Anniversary

Ninety years ago, when Toastmasters founder, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley held the first meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, Calif., USA, only a few people showed up. Now, with membership exceeding 313,000 in more than 14,650 … Continue reading

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Shropshire Speakers Free Open Evening 29th October

Shropshire Speakers Celebrates Toastmasters International’s 90th Anniversary  with free open evening on 29th October. Clubs around the world will celebrate Toastmasters’ 90th anniversary with special meetings. Locally, Shropshire Speakers will be hosting a free open house meeting on   29th October, … Continue reading

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Club Newsletter May 2014

Shropshire Speakers want to keep members and other interested parties informed on upcoming events and news. Please contact us with any suggestions, ideas or articles you wish to see included either through the website contact form or email Liz McCourt, … Continue reading

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Magic speaking pill

WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT If you could just take a magic pill, you would no longer be terrified of speaking in front of groups? (sorry, no such pill exists) Don’t despair, Toastmasters can help you. Find out how with Shropshire … Continue reading

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30th April Open Evening

Everyone is welcome! Free event, no obligation to join. Overcome your fear of public speaking in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Learn what Toastmasters can offer you: – organise your thoughts – think on your feet – build confidence – practice … Continue reading

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Angels, waves and classics

Another evening full of fun and excellent speeches starting with Rebecca Evison playing angelic music on  her harp that made everyone hold their breath in anticipation. She did not disappoint and even brought one Toastmaster to tears. John Davies took us … Continue reading

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Epic Speeches

Rebecca Evison kicked off the evening with an assertive banging of the gavel that even the hotel residents in the bar could not fail to stand to attention. Rebecca also took on the role of grammarian and Ah counter, Liz … Continue reading

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