Mentoring

Several members of Worthing Speakers have taken the opportunity of having a mentor. The aim, particularly for new members, is to help them get going in the club. However, mentoring is available to every member. Mentors provide support, guidance, friendship and encouragement to members seeking to progress. Both parties benefit from this experience: mentees are … Read more…

My Toastmasters Tribe

In 2016 when I joined Toastmasters, my motivation was somewhat different to the average Toastmaster. I had moved to the UK about four months prior and wanted to find a way to make friends with a new hobby. I discovered Worthing Speakers and after several months of flitting in & out as a guest, I … Read more…

Taking the plunge with a speech competition

It’s one thing starting on a pathway and making progress along it at club meetings, but when my mentor suggested that I enter the humorous speaking competition earlier this autumn I was initially sceptical. I very much appreciate certain genres of humour but never saw myself as a performer in anything remotely humorous. But after … Read more…

Toastmasters is a lifesaver in lockdown

When my husband died in March 2019, I reacted by finding things to do, places to go, people to see. Suddenly I was released from being full-time carer and chief worrier. In the summer of 2019, I travelled all round the UK, took a flying visit to Hansa cities of Hamburg and nearby Luebeck, attended … Read more…

Hana’s Interview

An interview with one of our new members We talked to one of our new members, Hana Plevova, asking her why she joined and her thoughts on the club now that she is now well on her way to confident speaking in public – and in her second language!How did you hear about TM and … Read more…