November has been a ‘hot’ month at Shropshire Speakers with a hat trick of educational achievements. Three of our members – James, Lindsey and Jonathan – have all completed their Toastmasters Competent Communicator awards. Each has delivered ten speeches in which they have developed their speaking skills. Beginning with an icebreaker speech, they have learned how to research and structure their content, use their voice, gestures and movement to best effect, and finally how to persuade and inspire their audience.
All three acknowledge how Toastmasters has helped them to learn new techniques in public speaking and build their confidence when addressing an audience. The results speak for themselves: James has developed his training business, Lindsey was a speaker at TEDx Telford in September, and Jonathan is our friendly Vice-President of Membership at Shropshire Speakers welcoming guests to the club and putting them at ease.
Hats off to James, Lindsey and Jonathan for their fantastic achievements.