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How to make the Toastmaster, General Evaluator and Topics Master smile!

How to make the Toastmaster, General Evaluator and Topics Master smile!
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Spa Speakers

Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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When we make progress and get better at something, it is inherently motivating. In order for people to make progress, they have to get feedback and information on how they’re doing. – Dan Pink Good advice! And at Spa Speakers…

Make your presentation with visual aids a success

Make your presentation with visual aids a success
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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Need some visual aids when making your speech at the club? If you would like to give a presentation using software such as Powerpoint or Keynote, Spa Speakers offers you the facility of a 50″ HDTV to connect to your…

Everything you need to know to take part in a Toastmasters speech contest (almost)

Everything you need to know to take part in a Toastmasters speech contest (almost)
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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Thinking of taking part at a Toastmasters speech contest? Already thrown caution to the wind and dropped your name into the hat? Then this article might be useful to you. The subject? The absolute fundamentals that contestants must be acquainted…

Everything you wanted to know about speech contest admin (but were afraid to ask!)

Everything you wanted to know about speech contest admin (but were afraid to ask!)
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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Dear Spa Speakers, Many of you will be involved with supporting the administration of our club speech contest, often for the very first time. You may have already been asked to perform a particular role, or you have yet to…

How do I use D71?

How do I use D71?
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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Picture the scene: we are 15 minutes from starting our regular Spa Speakers meeting. The Toastmaster of the evening, anxious to run a fun and efficient session, can see on the agenda that certain members who are assigned to do…

Help us run a great contest!

Help us run a great contest!
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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Club speech contests are highlights of the Spa Speakers year. We run up to three contests nights annually: a humorous speaking and Table topics contest; a prepared speech and evaluation speech contest; and a Tall Tales contest. We get to…

Overcoming self sabotage

Overcoming self sabotage
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Jill Roberts

Member at Spa Speakers
Jill Roberts is a dynamic, inspirational speaker and writer who helps inspire people to determine what they would love to be doing and to remove the barriers to succeeding with those goals.
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We were sat over a cup of tea after a meeting and I was telling Tim that I was excited about presenting my “Overcoming Self Sabotage” workshop. “What is self sabotage?” Tim asked me. Well, I should know all about…

Why become a mentor?

Why become a mentor?
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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A mentor recognises an individual who has less experience, cultivates her potential and talents, and helps her succeed. – Competent Leader manual Most of us join a club like Spa Speakers because we want to develop our skills in public…

Rocket fuel for your mentoring relationship

Rocket fuel for your mentoring relationship
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Spa Speakers is a lively public speaking club based in Leamington Spa. Our mission is to help people like you become more confident communicators and leaders, no matter what your current level and experience.

The best way to find out if it’s for you is to try it! Visit us as a guest, totally free, with no obligation to join, and see if we have something to offer you.
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What is it? Quite simply, it’s for mentors and mentees to stay in regular touch. Why? 3 reasons. 1. To stop the relationship dying off If a mentor and mentee are not in regular touch, there isn’t a productive relationship. If…

Marina O’Callaghan, DTM and founder member of Spa Speakers shares her story

Marina O’Callaghan, DTM and founder member of Spa Speakers shares her story

Marina O'Callaghan

Founder member and DTM at Spa Speakers
Marina has had a truly distinguished career with Toastmasters. Since joining Oxford Speakers Club in late 2000, she has been a VPM, a Club President and Area Governor, helped launch two clubs (Spa Speakers and Bicester Achievers Club), and has earned the highest award at Toastmasters, the fabled Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM). Marina is currently taking a break due to health reasons, though still mentors 2 very lucky Toastmasters.
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Dear Spa Speakers, Marina O’Callaghan was an instrumental figure in founding Spa Speakers and kindly shared her account of how our favourite club got off the ground back in 2004. Thank you Marina, we continue to benefit from the great…