What do evaluations mean in Toastmasters?

Evaluation. How do you feel when you hear that word? Is being evaluated a scary thought? It’s easy to confuse ‘evaluation’ with ‘criticism’. Having a friendly person giving an encouraging evaluation is like being led by the hand. Most people are nervous about public speaking. In Toastmasters, evaluation is at the core of almost everything … Read more…

Do You Have Glossophobia?

Many people suffer from glossophobia (fear of public speaking). Yet the vast majority of careers involve some level of public speaking, from participating in meetings to giving presentations. Worthing Speakers Club has helped dozens of its members smash interviews to get a great job, kill the nerves when speaking to a large group of people, … Read more…

Tour of the British Calendar

It was October and the shops were full of witches’ outfits and pumpkin shaped sweets. I had been a member of Worthing Speakers’ Club for a couple of months and was starting to think about my second speech. The task was ‘Research any topic and present it as a speech’. I’ve wondered for a long … Read more…

Interview With A New Member

Lucy Brooks (VPM) interviewed Julie Sherrington, who joined us recently LB: When did you join Worthing Speakers? JS: I had heard about Worthing Speakers back in 2020 but did not attend my first meeting until November 2021. I wanted to wait until the meetings went back to face to face rather than being on Zoom. … Read more…

Something in me that I didn’t know I had!

How have you benefitted from Toastmasters.? This was a question asked at a recent meeting? My mind was racing, I replied that   could talk for hours on the benefits of Toastmasters, in short it was the catalyst for a series  of events representing more than simply Public speaking  My membership has inspired, encouraged, and nurtured … Read more…