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Nervous Speaker

Would you describe yourself as a reluctant or nervous speaker? Two years ago, this would certainly have described me! When I had to speak in public my mouth would go dry, my hands would shake and my voice would catch … Continue reading

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Grammar Cakes

Shropshire Speakers is one of 400 UK public speaking clubs affiliated to Toastmasters International. However, there is so much more to Shropshire Speakers than just delivering speeches. As a member of the Club, you are given the opportunity to develop … Continue reading

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Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Legacy

Have you ever wondered why they don’t teach public speaking and presentation skills in school?  Aren’t schools supposed to be helping the younger generation to become work-ready?  Well, it transpires that they have specific targets for academic subjects that they … Continue reading

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President of Shropshire Speakers, a Toastmasters Club

I sit. Waiting to be called up to the front of the Club. It’s an honour. It’s scary.  It’s a challenge.  I’m apprehensive.  I’m excited.  I’m nervous.  I think I feel sick, no, it’s nerves (get a grip!). My heart … Continue reading

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Shropshire Speakers Birth and Growth

The Birth and Growth of a Chartered Toastmasters Club It was a cold February afternoon in 2010 when one of my coaching clients asked me to support her when attending a speaking club in Birmingham for the first time, as … 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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The Double Delight Leadership Summit

Its a winner ! Great idea! The Double Delight Leadership Summit was a joint training event held in a meeting room  at The Clock Warehouse in Derby  home of  East Midlands speakers  .  A picturesque pub on the  canal side with … 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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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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Area 39 Director – Sam Warner

I took the opportunity to go with Sam to see how a neighbouring club runs an evening and on the journey over I thought I would interview Sam in her new role.   Jenny : What exactly does the role … Continue reading

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