The December 2017 edition of the D71 newsletter has been published. Highlights include news from Division D, an update on club growth tools, news from the Alignment Committee, plus a round-up of PR incentives, including details on how your club can access up to €200 toward the cost of a public event.
Click here to read the newsletter: December newsletter D71.compressed
A Toastmasters’ Club has multiple goals. Three of its primary goals are to:
- Create a strong, supportive club membership
- Enhance members’ speaking skills
- Prepare members for real life experiences
Since 2015, Leighton Buzzards Speakers Club has developed a relationship with the Leighton-Linslade Council, and Leighton Buzzards Speakers Club has been Master of Ceremonies for the council’s communities activities. Read More
Adrian Melia was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Toastmasters by President Balraj Arunasalam
Popular photographer Adrian Melia was honoured in a very special way at his Toastmaster home club in Kildare town on Tuesday 24th October. In a break with normal proceedings, Toastmaster David Clinton interrupted the scheduled agenda for a few minutes with an important announcement. Read More
David Clinton from Athy Toastmasters won the 2017 Table Topics contest.
Guy Doza from Cambridge Speakers is the 2017 Humourous Speech champion
Congratulations to David Clinton and Guy Doza, winners of the autumn D71 Speech Contests in Sheffield.
Both these fellas use drama to make an impression, and it paid off big style! Read More
Vinette Hoffman-Jackson represented District 71 at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver
By Vinette Hoffman-Jackson
On Saturday 13th May 2017, after months of competition, I was selected to represent District 71 (UK & Ireland) in the International Speech Contest in Vancouver, Canada, which was a dream come true. I somehow managed to retain a calm exterior whilst graciously accepting my trophy and giving my thank you speech although butterflies were doing somersaults in my stomach.