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Develop into a professional speaker through the TM Accredited Speaker Program

Develop into a professional speaker through the TM Accredited Speaker Program
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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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Some members join Spa Speakers with a view to becoming a professional public speaker at some stage. For those with this aspiration, Toastmasters offers a roadmap: the Accredited Speaker Program. Here is a little bit about it. The Toastmasters International…

Stop, Pause Or Play?

Stop, Pause Or Play?
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Brigitte Nix

Member at Spa Speakers
Aside from being a much loved member of the club renown for her evocative turns of phrase and wonderful writing, Brigitte is a Life Consultant. She is trained in a range of therapies, techniques and coaching models, complementary to general medical care, to promote healthier living. You can find out more here.
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When a famous artist was asked to what he attributes his phenomenal success he answered with a chuckle in his voice “I don’t stop myself.” Easier said than done? You’d be surprised. If you are afraid of public speaking but…

How to write a contest-winning speech in 6 easy steps

How to write a contest-winning speech in 6 easy steps
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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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On Sat 13 May 2017, I watched nine Toastmasters deliver their practised and perfected speeches in the national finals in Manchester – the winner of which would be going through to Vancouver to represent District 71, which includes UK and…

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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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…

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.

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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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…

Doing your first prepared speech at Spa Speakers

Doing your first prepared speech at Spa Speakers
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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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Doing a prepared speech for the first time is a big moment for every member. What is the best way to prepare? Whilst there is no single answer, here are a few suggestions to make your first speech as enjoyable…