Monthly Archives: June 2014

CoLT speaker gets triple award!

It’s great to see good speakers get recognised for the time and effort they put in to their club.  At the recent D71 conference in Dun Laoghaire one of City of London Toastmasters finest was recognised for achieving 3 awards in a single year!

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They Don’t Have to be Naked – Free eBook

We were contacted by a fellow Toastmaster named Ivan Wanis Ruiz from Canada, who has written an ebook on public speaking and is offering all of us a free copy.  It looks like a useful book for any Toastmaster and contains lots of hints and tips that you can use to help you through the manuals.

They Don’t Have to be Naked: A New Approach to Public Speaking That Will Help You Conquer Your Fears & Deliver Talks That Get People Talking.

They Don't have to be naked

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New Committee

Thanks to everyone who voted on Tuesday, and thanks to those who put themselves forward to be part of the committee and lead this great club over the next year.  Without further ado, i’d like to introduce the new committee….


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How to stand up for your ideas and improve speaking !?

New member Nebojsa Vidic talks about his experiences at City of London Speakers, and shares some tips for conquering Table Topics.

Take a look at the full post on his blog here:

Public Speaking Fundamentals

One of our sister Toastmasters clubs, 1st London Toastmasters, are holding a 1 day practical workshop THIS SATURDAY!

Their 1 day Public Speaking workshop for beginners will help you get a solid understanding of the basics of making a speech by learning some simple, but powerful tools and techniques. Through the workshops they create an intimate environment for complete beginners to help you explore public speaking and discover your own style.

In this packed 1 day hands-on training session you will specifically work on:

  • Understanding what nervousness is and use it to make a powerful speech
  • Using body language and eye contact like a pro
  • How to write and deliver a speech effectively

This highly successful workshop has helped many beginners change their outlook on public speaking and enjoy making speeches and presentations. We create self-belief in your ability to speak. So come experience this for yourself – please read the details below and sign up.


  • Location :             BPP, 2S t  Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BF
  • Date/Time :         Saturday 7th June, 10.30-4PM
  • Cost:                        £25 per person

To register please go to:

May Newsletter

There’s a tear in my eye as I pen the final paragraph in this quarters newsletter.  It’s my last one as VPPR for the club, and my last contribution at the end of this committee year.  As we get ready to welcome in a new committee next month, take a read of our review of the last 3 months, and reminisce – before looking forward to the next exciting year as the best Toastmasters club in London!

City Speakers Newsletter

Ed Patmore


Dun Laoghaire Conference – all “Dun”!!

Toastmasters provides many opportunities to improve your public speaking, but one of the best is the District Contest. There are two held each year and the most recent one was attended by me and Ga Lok in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, a beautiful seaside spot just outside of Dublin.

Piping the Toastmasters into Dun Laoghaire
Photo courtesy Chee-Hoong Wong

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