Face Your Fear

Snakes, getting stuck in a small space, and public speaking. These are common fears and ones which affect me. As Winston Churchill said, “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision”. Step by step, I am choosing courage to face my fears and overcome them. Firstly Snakes. Five years ago my child wanted a reptile … Read more…

Speech on the Beach

On Saturday 26 June 2021 we had our annual open house extravaganza ‘Speech on the Beach’ on Worthing seafront. What a day it was! After days of wind and rain our prayers were answered. The rain stopped and the wind dropped. What a venue with the sea and pier framing us! Our members were joined … Read more…

A place called home

You know that wonderful feeling of coming home? That special sanctuary where you feel accepted, supported and uplifted? For me, that’s Worthing Speakers.  Sometimes life can feel like an uphill struggle can’t it? Particularly after the year we have all had. Who wouldn’t want to find a place called home?  6 months ago, I read … Read more…

An interview with a new member

Worthing Speakers publishes a regular newsletter. In the most recent one, newsletter editor, Lucy, interviewed our latest member, Lynette Haley. How did you first hear about Toastmasters, and what made you come along to a meeting as a guest?  I read a blog written by Amy on Twitter. She talked about how she had found … Read more…

My Time At Worthing Speakers

You may be wondering how I eventually became a member. Well, in 2015, I accompanied the then Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Bob Smytherman, to a few Mayoral events and one day, he invited me along to Toastmasters – he assured me I wouldn’t have to speak – what a cunning plan! Bob had rehearsed a … Read more…

Three reasons why you will love our club

Do you feel nervous about giving public speeches?  Maybe the pandemic forced you to attend online meetings that make you feel like fish out of water? Or maybe you just want to get some tips on how to smash that dream interview or best man speech?  Fear not, Toastmasters are here for you. When my … Read more…

Why I joined and why you might benefit

Language is our primary form of communication and although we also communicate through body language, gestures and eye contact I always see these as additions to emphasise the spoken word. In public speaking I use all these forms of communication and because of this I have the ability to get my point over effectively and … Read more…