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10 Tips for controlling your public speaking nerves

10 Tips for controlling your public speaking nerves
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Dear Spa Speakers, Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations: Did you find…

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…

The enormous power of a well timed nudge

The enormous power of a well timed nudge
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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.…

Some thoughts on how to deliver an excellent evaluation

Some thoughts on how to deliver an excellent evaluation
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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.
Fiona Clayton
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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…

Accelerate your speaking progress by getting filmed

Accelerate your speaking progress by getting filmed
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Watching videos of yourself performing on stage has a number of benefits. What are they? raises your awareness of how you come across to others, acts as a record of your progress accelerates your development as a speaker if you…

Make your presentation with visual aids a success

Make your presentation with visual aids a success
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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…

Stop, Pause Or Play?

Stop, Pause Or Play?
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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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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.
Fiona Clayton
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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…