Our club mission statement is: 'to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills which, in turn, foster self-confidence and personal growth'.
Simply put, our club is dedicated to helping people become more confident communicators and leaders. We do that by providing regular opportunities to practise public speaking and receive constructive feedback. Learning, laughter and liveliness make our meetings enjoyable and memorable.
Formed early in 2004, our Club has grown quickly and has over 30 members with each meeting having an average attendance of 20.
We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, assembling from around 7.15 for a prompt start at 7.30 p.m.
Our venue is the Helen Ley Care Centre, Bericote Road, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6QP
There is free parking available.
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a training and educational organisation which teaches its members communication, leadership, training and management skills, and builds their self confidence. It is the largest and most successful organisation of its type in the world, a not-for-profit organisation run as a network of clubs led by volunteers for volunteers.
How long has Toastmasters been around?
Toastmasters International was founded in 1924 and now has around 10,000 clubs in over 70 countries around the world. As a Toastmaster you will be welcome in any of these Clubs.
Why do people join Spa Speakers?
There are many individual reasons, but some common reasons people join include to:
Develop the skills to persuade and convince others
To present and communicate information confidently at work
To be able to speak to their manager at work without trembling
Learn to put their ideas across clearly and with conviction
Improve their self-confidence before a group of people
Learn to think quickly and clearly under pressure
To communicate better with family, friends and colleagues
To enjoy as a fun social activity and meet some great people
Learn to listen effectively and critically
Train to become a good leader
What specifically will you learn to do as a member of Spa Speakers?
You will learn, by doing,
How to give an impromptu speech
How to give a prepared speech
How to evaluate what you hear
How to introduce speakers
How to chair and run meetings
All of these skills will help you develop self confidence.
How much does it cost?
Membership fees are arranged on a 6monthly basis, these can be submitted in full or pro rata.
£51 for the 6 months April 2013 to September 2013 (£8.50 per month) plus £20 to cover a starter pack (Total £71).
[We will provide you with the latest information on fees when you visit]
As a not for profit group run by its own members, we believe membership represents fantastic value for money compared to most publicly available courses on this subject. "Learning by doing" offers a distinct advantage within the supportive environment here at Spa Speakers.
How do you support new members?
One of the things we are very keen on is making sure that members not only feel welcome, but also are given a gentle introduction to public speaking. Each new member is given an experienced club member as a mentor. The mentor will give one-to-one help with the first few speeches, and also make sure that new members set themselves a reasonable programme of speeches. In time the not-so-new members will be asked to do some mentoring themselves.