It’s contest season again! Here are the dates for the D71 Division International Speech and Speech Evaluation Contests:
Division A 15th April
Division B 29th April
Division C 29th April
Division D 15th April
Division E 21st April
Division F 21st April
Division G 28th April
Division H 21st April
Division M 21st April
Division S 21st April
Good luck to all the contestants! Please go along and support your local contest. We’ll see the winners of the Division Contests in Cork 12-13th May!
P.S. For those of you who prefer things in chronological order, here is an alternative list of contest dates:
15th April: Division A
15th April: Division D
21st April: Division E
21st April: Division F
21st April: Division H
21st April: Division M
21st April: Division S
28th April: Division G
29th April: Division B
29th April: Division C
We have been delighted to host Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat in District 71 for the past week. Division Directors Robert Brooke and Daniel Sandars in Divisions G and H created a jam-packed itinerary. In total, Aletta attended nearly than a dozen District 71 events! At the majority of these, Aletta led a workshop, so she’s been very busy to say the least!
Sharing a laugh at Milton Keynes Executive Action
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
If you can get to London on Saturday 15 July, you will be treated to a day-long spectacular known as the “Road to Vancouver”. You’ll be supporting our D71 International Speech Contest champion Vinette Hoffman-Jackson, as she prepares for the world’s biggest stage! Vinette will be representing us at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver in August! Come along Saturday as she delivers her speech alongside the other European champions.
Besides hearing Vinette and the other champs, there will be a World Championship panel moderated by Iain Hawkins featuring former WCOPS finalist Olivia Schofield.
There will also be an evaluation masterclass by Taz Miah, and Antonio Meza’s world-class keynote. The organisers promise another surprise, for a truly spectacular Saturday.
Networking reception and option to go to dinner afterwards — what’s not to like? Click here to get more information and buy your tickets! Hope to see you there!
Show your support for our champion Saturday at the Road to Vancouver event in London!
Do you dread speaking in front of others? If you do, you’re not alone. But you can conquer that fear, painlessly and enjoyably, by attending a Speechcraft programme. Keep looking here for more information as we update the deliverables
WHAT IS SPEECHCRAFT?
Speechcraft is designed to help you develop your presentation and public speaking skills. You learn and practice in a friendly non threatening environment. Experienced Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. It is run as four weekly two-hour sessions where you will pick up many speaking tools and tips.
HOW WILL SPEECHCRAFT HELP YOU?
Speachcraft will improve your performance at:
- Conducting and participating in business meetings
- Motivating people
- Interviewing for jobs
- Selling ideas and products
- Solving problems