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    Would you like to -
    • Become a confident speaker?
    • Feel more confident at business meetings and social occasions?
    • Make new friends in a supporting and encouraging environment?
    • Gain a competitive edge in your life/career
    • Join over 300,000 people worldwide
    • Have fun, while learning!!!
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    What Happens in a Meeting?

About Us

London Public Speakers is a London Toastmasters club full of energy where you can have fun
and learn how to become a better public speaker, why not come along as a guest for free!!

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. With 332,000 members worldwide. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

Our Meeting

Learn the skills you need to succeed

London Public Speakers provides a proven and enjoyable way to practice communication and leadership skills. As each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop, there is no instructor. Instead members practice their speaking skills in a friendly and very supportive environment.

A program that works

Members learn communication skills by progressing through a speech manual that contains a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instil a basic foundation in public speaking.

Our members learn skills related to use of humour, gestures, eye contact, speech organisation and overall delivery.

When you have completed this manual, there are 15 advanced manuals to chose from, each helping you to learn different skills related to specific interests.

In our learn-by-doing approach, we don't lecture our members about public speaking skills. We give them the tools and techniques necessary to speak with professionalism and confidence.

Feedback on your progress

The key to knowing how well you are doing and how to improve is through feedback. Each time you speak at our meeting, you received individual feedback. You will soon see how valuable this is and how quickly it helps you improve.

Lose the fear

Surveys often show how people are more nervous of public speaking than they are of death. Joining London Public Speakers is your first step in overcoming that fear. You can be sure that you are embarking on a program that has been used successfully by millions of people across the world.

Our Vision And Mission

We provide a fun and safe environment for you to become a better public speaker.
Our energetic meetings happen every week and can really help you grow!!!

We can help You!

There is one thing that all the great public speakers today have done. They’ve learned from all the great speakers of the past.

Those recognised as having superb speaking skills like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have all studied and learned how their predecessors conveyed their message to the public.

While very few of us are lucky enough have been born with a natural talent to speak in public without some fear or to have the resources of a President, there is a solution.

Improve your skills

As the leading public speaking club, London Public Speakers can quickly help you to improve your public speaking skills and increase your self-confidence with a practical learn by doing approach.

We provide a fun and friendly learn-by-doing environment that enables you to develop your skills in a comfortable, supportive environment.

Learn new skills

Our meetings are suitable for everyone, no matter what your experience. Whether the very thought of speaking in public fills you with fear, or if you love standing up to speak in front of a crowd, you will learn something new by attending our meetings.

Our Next Meeting:

I see something in you, but I don't know what it is.

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Meet Your Committee

Here is your committee 2015-2016

Joanna Joanna Szoska - President -

The boss…. – also helps new members find a mentor

  • Toastmaster for 2 years
  • Why did you join? - Initially I came to TM meeting out of curiosity, to see how being a member of a public speaking club could help me to overcome nervousness when meeting new people. I felt intimidated at first and hesitated for a long time. I probably became the longest hesitating guest that joined LPS. I joined when I recognized that I was receiving enough help, motivation and support to allow me to work on the areas that needed improvement.
  • Biggest Learning - The main thing, which I learnt from being a toastmaster is that you learn even when you are thinking that you are not doing very well - practise is what helps you grow.
Calvin Calvin Niles - Vice President - Education -

Assigns club meeting roles and speeches

  • Toastmaster since January 2015
  • Why did you join? - To push my communication skills to new levels and to hone the delivery of my messages, particularly in a professional context.
  • Biggest Learning - Toastmasters has improved my critical thinking most of all.
Ayana Ayana Gibbs - Vice President - Education -

Invites members from other clubs to visit us

  • Toastmaster since May 2015
  • Why did you join? - To improve public speaking and develop leadership skills needed for a new professional role.
  • Biggest Learning - Discovering what I'm better at than I thought (giving prepared speeches) and where I need to improve (impromptu speaking and giving feedback)
Mark Mark Wiltshire - Vice President - Membership -
- IT Support -

Takes care of members, manages website and IT Support

  • Toastmaster since January 2015
  • Why did you join? - To improve my public speaking and help sell my own business.
  • Biggest Learning - By actually doing I am much better than I thought I was, and I am learning new skills every meeting.
Brian Brian O’Toole - Treasurer -

Takes care of the money

  • Toastmaster since January 2015
  • Why did you join? - To improve public speaking, develop and harness my communications and leadership skillsets.
  • Biggest Learning - You can learn as much from giving evaluations as from delivering speeches. Toastmasters gives you critical thinking skills useful in all areas of life.
Andy Andy O’Sullivan - Vice President - Public Relations -

Promoting the club

  • Toastmaster for over 9 years and a DTM !!!!
  • Why did you join? - To have more confidence in Business meetings so I could convey my ideas and also have courage to volunteer for delivering presentations.
  • Biggest Learning - When I’m feeling nervous or uncomfortable is the time that I’m growing.
Cheryl Cheryl Wiltshire - Sergeant-At-Arms -

Provides a special warm welcome

  • Toastmaster since February 2015
  • Why did you join? - To gain confidence in speaking.
  • Biggest Learning - That public speaking is a learnable skill.
Conroy Conroy Pretorius - Secretary -

Our admin manager

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  • Why did you join? -
  • Biggest Learning -
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Members

50

Meetings a year

200

Speeches a Year

2000

Tips on Public Speaking

FAQ

Here are some of the our most common questions. If you need more information please Contact us.

We are a member club of Toastmasters International, which has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. With nearly 313,000 members in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries, Toastmasters offers a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and improve your communication and leadership skills.

London Public Speakers generally meet every Monday evening.
BUT this changes from time to time, due to bank holidays please check exact details of our next meeting on our meetup.com group or in the About Us section above.

Please arrive by 06:10pm for a 06:30pm start, meetings are generally finish by 08:45pm.

You can find exact details of our next meeting on our meetup.com group

We meet upstairs at The Shipwrights Arms, 88 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TF (GoogleMaps)

The meeting is held in the upstairs room, simply go up the stairs at the back of the pub.



Guests to our club are always made to feel very welcome. There is no need to register, just turn up on the night and have fun!

There is absolutely nothing for you to prepare in advance of attending the meeting. A pen will be useful if you can bring one along to the meeting.

We don't have a single person who always takes charge of our meetings. Instead everyone participates to practice and learn new skills by taking a meeting role such as timer, evaluator or grammarian, giving a prepared speech from the Toastmasters manual or taking part in the impromptu speaking section called Table Topics. You can find out more about our roles in the Members Tools area.

No. If you compare our membership fees to various courses you can attend, London Public Speakers is the least expensive and in our opinion the most effective way to learn public speaking and to develop confidence.

Toastmasters is a not-for-profit organisation.

Cost is just £174 for a year, which is made up of £30 one off joining fee and £144 membership, which is just £12 per month!!!! - Year runs from March to March

The joining process is very simple at London Public Speakers. You only need to fill in a brief online membership form and pay both the joining fee and membership fees. (You will need to be more than 18 years old to be eligible for membership of Toastmasters International.)

Come along to one of our meetings and have a chat with out members, Contact us, or visit toastmasters.org

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News

Latest News from our twitter feed @LDNspeakers

Members Tools

Here are some helpful tools for our members.
If you would like to see anything else let us know.

(NOTE Hit LOAD MORE below to see ALL the resources we have)

All
Roles
Speeches and tools
Links

Contact

If you have any comments or queries
Please get in contact with us.

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