Wowsers, what a quarter – lots of speaking opportunities, and lots of humour! Enjoy our mid-year review of club progress, updates on the contests, and an interesting insight into our church:
A little inspiration needed for your next speech? Then take a look at TED(Technology, Entertainment and Design), a non-profit organisation dedicated to sharing forward-thinking concepts and practices from around the globe.
City of London Toastmasters is having a Christmas Party! And, what better way to celebrate than with Pie!!
Broadgate Speakers came and joined us last week for our annual debate night. It was a great night full passion, prostitution and some good natured heckling! But how did it end? Are we the Champions, or the Chumps? Read on my friends, and find out….
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! It’s Debate night! Believe it or not, it’s been a year since our last skirmish with Broadgate Speakers. A year since we triumphed over them in style. A lots happened in that time, so do we still have what it takes to tip the scales in our favour? Can we still present an argument coherent enough to convince them into submission? Time to find out…..
We practice our Toastmaster skills every fortnight. Preparing speeches, participating in Table Topics, and trying our hand at a variety of different roles to try and make sure that we have a well rounded set of public speaking and leadership skills. But how to you know how we’ll you’re doing?
As a City Of London Toastmaster member, you should receive a Toastmasters monthly magazine in the post, giving the latest tips and tricks to become a better speaker; as well as interviews with thought leaders commentating on a range of topics from planning goals to copyright laws.
If you prefer to read this digitally or you really want to catch up on any magazines you’ve missed, they can found on the magazine website.
With over 6 years of articles archived, enhanced to include book marking and note taking capability, you will find this an invaluable resource inspire yourself; don’t forget to share articles that you think will be beneficial to everyone.
If you are not receiving the print copy of your magazine each month, please check your address details are up to date and get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for one of our committee members to look into this for you.
If you love the digital copy and would prefer to stop receiving a print copy, just email email@example.com with your membership details and they will stop the magazines being mailed to you; you can always reinstate this anytime by sending another request email.
Ola Aralepo, member of Tube Talk, public speaking trainer with Speakers Trust and comedian, shared his tips and tools with City Speakers and guests that helped him write a speech that eventually won the UK and Ireland Humorous Speech contest in 2011.
Have you ever listened to a humorous speech and thought, ‘I could never do that?’ Are you convinced that you are not ‘funny’, or nothing ‘funny’ happens around you worth talking about?’ Nowadays, more and more people are discovering the confidence to speak out in public; the ability to connect with audiences using humour is fast becoming a valuable speaking competence that will help you stand out as a speaker.