Category Archives: Speeches

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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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

How can you create a great speech that asks you to use visual aids, without resorting to ‘death by Powerpoint’? That would be ‘Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy’, if Jessie Barstow’s speech was anything to go by. We all looked extremely … Continue reading

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Winning numbers – what will yours be?

I don’t play Bingo or do the lottery (well not often),  but over the last few meetings we have had some  winning numbers  enhance our club night.  We couldn’t make such strides of achievement  if we  galumphed through an evening it just wouldn’t be … 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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Advanced Communication – Double exposure – Public relations

Keeping a club going takes just a bit of effort as I’m sure many of you know, and toastmasters of course isn’t any different.   Public relations is just one of the advanced communication skills  that you can work towards,  giving … Continue reading

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Speakers and speeches everywhere

Do you ever have one of those thoughts whizz through your mind at the most inappropriate time.  I had such a thought at about 4am this morning. What was the thought? I was thinking I haven’t blogged about the last … Continue reading

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Landmarks, Hares, Ear Muffs and Hats

This is an amalgamation of the last few meetings at Shropshire speakers and my what a busy time we have been having lately.  Lots of visitors attending having discovered us on the internet, gently suggested by bosses or encouraged by … Continue reading

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Summertime and the listening is easy

  As you may or may not know Toastmasters is an international organisation. So what?  I hear you say.  Well that means if you are a member of Toastmasters and you visit another country  you can seek out a meeting … Continue reading

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The 116th Meeting of Shropshire Speakers

The 116th meeting was announced with gusto by Chris Ryder our sergeant at arms.  Its amazing how different people approach the role and come up with new and innovative ways to start the meeting and keep it fresh. We seemed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – July 2015

Yes you have read it right  the new Toastmaster year started at the beginning of July so – Happy New Year. At Shropshire speakers the ‘old’ committee stood down and the new committee stepped into the vacated shoes while they … Continue reading

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