Category Archives: Speaking

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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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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Youth Leadership Programme in Telford

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) opens up a unique learning opportunity for both students and Toastmasters.  It offers  under 18’s of any ability the skills to find their voice, from Toastmasters that were once upon a time in their shoes. The YLP is … 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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Where does the time go?

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”  Henry Ford Time.  An all important aspect of speaking and life.  We either don’t have  enough of it, waste it, or wish it would speed up. All of those thoughts can apply … 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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Challenging ideas

The power of table topics in getting us to think quickly and put together a short speech on the spot was really put to the test this week. Harriet gave us some statements that were the opposite of what might … Continue reading

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