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…

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…