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The enormous power of a well timed nudge

The enormous power of a well timed nudge
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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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“I’ll do it later” “I’ll do it next week” “I haven’t got time” “I don’t feel like it right now” Such innocent words. Such deadly words! Sometimes self-talk like this does reflects reality; there is a genuine lack of time.…

Joining Spa Speakers: Louise’s Story

Joining Spa Speakers: Louise’s Story

Louise Weickert

Former Vice President of Public Relations and Secretary at Spa Speakers
In my day job I am a developer of environmental management information systems. Like the majority of our members I joined because I wanted to improve my presentation skills. I am married and have 2 sons. If I’m not on the sidelines watching my kids' sporting triumphs I like to run (slowly) and we also have an allotment which needs regular TLC.
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Dear Toastmasters, Louise Weickert, who has served on the committee and has achieved the Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze awards has shared her story with Spa Speakers. Big thanks to Louise for this article, and for her ongoing…

Some thoughts on how to deliver an excellent evaluation

Some thoughts on how to deliver an excellent evaluation
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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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Evaluation is the feedback we give to each other in Toastmasters.  A well-structured and appropriately delivered evaluation lets us know what we did well and what we could improve on. In the context of Toastmasters we may be called upon…

5 reasons why Toastmasters doesn’t work for everybody

5 reasons why Toastmasters doesn’t work for everybody
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Toastmasters International has over 350,000 members worldwide and has been around for ages. Why? The educational program works. Rather than focussing on endless theory and book learning, members engage in highly participative learning that involves regularly giving speeches and taking…

Watch the clock when performing on stage!

Watch the clock when performing on stage!
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Ever witnessed the following scenario? On the stage, a speaker is passionately delivering their carefully, nay, lovingly crafted speech. After a while, the green light is turned on to indicate to the speaker the end of his time approaches. A…

How to create a great experience for guests

How to create a great experience for guests
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One of the scariest moments for those wishing to conquer their public speaking fears is taking the first step and visiting a club like ours. Questions like the following arise: “What will it be like?” “Will the people be friendly?”…

6 tips to create a great club meeting experience

6 tips to create a great club meeting experience
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Leading club meetings can be quite daunting for a new committee, especially for the very first time. Not to fear! Here are 6 simple tips for club leaders to bear in mind. Regular members: you too can help meetings run…

What sort of person joins a Toastmasters club?

What sort of person joins a Toastmasters club?
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Take a look at this infographic to find out! Source: https://www.toastmasters.org/about/demographics

Want to give a speech on a controversial topic?

Want to give a speech on a controversial topic?
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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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From Toastmasters International website: “Members often hear “through the grapevine” that speeches concerning politics, religion and sex are forbidden by Toastmasters International because “such controversial subjects are not appropriate.” This is not true. Toastmasters International does not prohibit any speech…

Evaluate to Motivate – why effective speech evaluation is so important

Evaluate to Motivate – why effective speech evaluation is so important

Rachael Siggers

Member at Spa Speakers
I first heard of Toastmasters many years ago in my last year at Teacher’s College in New Zealand. I went along to my first meeting that week and was immediately hooked! When I came to live in England, one of the first things I did was to check out online where the closest club would be. I was excited to discover Spa Speakers. I really enjoy preparing for speeches and roles, and always feel really positively charged at the end of each meeting!
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Evaluating a speaker can be daunting, but following a structured set of guidelines can make it less so, lead to more effective evaluations and result in greater growth, for both individual members and the club as a whole. This article…