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Good Mentors are Active Listeners

Good Mentors are Active Listeners
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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.

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Read about why active listening is so important in your mentoring relationship from Management Mentors Active listening takes energy. People who listen actively don’t simply sit back and allow words to hit their eardrums. They sit up straight. They take…

Why become a mentor?

Why become a mentor?
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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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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…

Speaking and leading with confidence, thanks to Spa Speakers

Speaking and leading with confidence, thanks to Spa Speakers
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Fiona Clayton

Former President and Social Secretary at Spa Speakers
I sought out Spa Speakers because I work with some very good public speakers and I was inspired to improve my own communication skills. But I didn’t realise just how much I would benefit. My confidence to stand up and speak in front of others has grown massively and this has been noticed by my work colleagues. By taking part in a number of roles in the club I believe I’ve become a better leader and facilitator.
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I find I never know when my Spa Speakers experience is going to come in handy but when those moments arrive the confidence to stand up and have my voice heard is very reassuring. I was recently at an Amnesty…

5 ways to be a good mentee

5 ways to be a good mentee
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Mentoring is one of the most important aspects of the Spa Speakers educational program; however, for your mentor to have maximum impact, it’s vital that you, as mentee, play your part too. Here are 5 things you can do to…

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…

Martyn Tilson – The Story of Spa Speakers

Martyn Tilson – The Story of Spa Speakers

Martyn Tilson

Founder at Spa Speakers
Martyn Tilson has always lived in the county. Trained as an accountant he ran his own business in the 80's. After 12 years in employment and health & safety, he has spent the last 10 years managing a narrowboat marina near Southam. He has been both an Area and Division Governor before achieving his Distinguished Toastmaster Award in 2009. He is still active in voluntary work, concentrating on being chair of trustees for PRCF (prcf.org.uk).Martyn has a large family including 12 grandchildren(!)
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Dear Members We have a very very special article for you. Founder of Spa Speakers Martyn Tilson has been kind enough to write an account of how he set up our club back 2004. We owe Martyn a big thank…

Choosing the right words when evaluating

Choosing the right words when evaluating
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To evaluate a speech well is a challenging endeavour. First, you’ve got to carefully listen to the content and observe the performance of the speech, looking out for strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. Second, you’ve got to prioritise…

One tiny thing every member can do to help the club HUGELY

One tiny thing every member can do to help the club HUGELY
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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.

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As enthusiastic Spa Speakers, we want to play our part in making the club super successful, don’t we? Here is something really simple and easy that you can start doing right away that would not only make every meeting run…

Is it time you became a mentor?

Is it time you became a mentor?
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If you’ve been with the club for a while (say 6 months or more) you’ve probably acquired enough knowledge and experience to support a new member in taking those scary first steps getting acquainted with the club. Spa Speakers continues…