Most of us joined because we found public speaking challenging. So we totally understand. Do come along (even if you are scared!) as we are a really friendly group of people. If you join as a member, you can have a mentor (if you want one) which can help you to reach your objectives.
Two – You can try before you buy
You can come along to a couple of meetings before you decide whether to join.
Three – You will learn a whole range of skills
Many of us came along to improve our public speaking skills. However, you will also develop your leadership skills – for example, if you take on a leadership role in one of our meetings. You will also develop your listening skills – a very important part of communication (both in and outside work). You can get involved with the club in other ways – maybe with our social media, finance or administration. This could help you if you are looking to change jobs.
Four – Some people join for fun or because they moved to the area recently
Worthing seems to be an increasingly popular place to live (we also love it here!) It can be hard to meet new people when you move somewhere new. Our club will give you a warm welcome. As well as meeting twice a month, we also organise some social events.
Five – It will help you progress in your career
Many of our members have benefited in terms of career progression. One member applied for a job which involved public speaking; she said: “If I hadn’t joined this club, I wouldn’t have had the courage to even apply for the role.”
Six – Worthing Speakers Club is part of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters clubs are all over the world! If you are travelling, you can drop into any club and find friends. It also means that you can enter speech competitions at our club and go on to give speeches to larger audiences. These opportunities may be in person or online. We are also a ‘not for profit’ – our aim is to help the local community develop public speaking and leadership skills; we have a lot of fun along the way!