Poetry Evening – 25th February 2016

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On 25th February 2016, it was my great privelege to host a Toastmasters evening with a difference! The theme of the meeting was ‘Poetry’, but beyond making this the theme, the format was also changed. The first half ran as normal, with a table topics session, but instead of 3 prepared speakers in the second […]

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International Speech and Evaluation Contest

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The 10th of March 2016 saw the first round of the International Speech and Evaluation contests at Norwich Speakers Club. It was a fantastic evening, with the level of competition incredibly high.  The results are as follows: International Speech Contest: 1st Place:  Anita Martin 2nd Place:  Russell Eden 3rd Place: Matt Drake   Evaluation Contest: […]

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The Toastmaster Timekeeper

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A few weeks ago, our 2015 Table Topics Champion Kieron Bain wrote and delivered this brilliant poem in his introduction when explaining the Timer role at a typical meeting:   Time waits for no man so they say Holds prince and pauper both in its sway And thus it is my mote today To keep […]

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It’s competition time!

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It’s competition time here at Norwich Speakers club. Thursday the 10th September we have the annual Table topics and Humorous speech competition taking part.    It starts at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome. The standard looks to be as high as ever with the clubs defending champions taking part. They will be looking to secure their […]

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A night out. Toastmasters style

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A night out on the 24th July. With the positive members of Norwich Speakers club. We have the former Area Governor, the current Area Director and our newly installed President enjoying the wonderful meal at The Georgian Townhouse. Fantastic food and riveting conversation, as for what Mrs President is doing in some of the pictures […]

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An Amazing Tribute to Ralph C. Smedley

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Joining Toastmasters has been an amazing journey for me especially as I have been able to introduce it into a Men’s Refuge.  I had been running personal development courses on Anxiety Management, Confidence building and Anger Management and then decided to try something different!  The men had been on all sorts of journey’s including alcohol, […]

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Clean Sweep for Norwich Speakers Club at Area Contest with Marcus Hemsley & Anita Martin Winning

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At the beginning of April, five local clubs had speakers competing in the Area 25 contest.  Representing Norwich was Marcus Hemsley and Anita Martin.  Despite some fierce competition we are proud to announce they both came first, and will go on to represent the Area (Norfolk and North Suffolk) in the Division contest on Saturday […]

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Club Contest on 26th March 2015

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Message from our President Sue Eastman ahead of the contest:   I would like to personally thank you all for your support in the roles you will be fulfilling and to Matt for doing a grand job in filling the programme. As Matt as already reassured you, there will be full support and guidance for […]

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Christmas 2014…

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It was decided at our last meeting that we would go to The Georgian Townhouse, Unthank Road, Norwich on Thursday 18th December 7.30pm(the date of our last meeting before Christmas) to celebrate in style with a meal. So far we have 12 confirmed as a booking but there is still room for more. If any […]

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A Poem on Public Speaking…by Matt Drake

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Fear of Public Speaking This dazzling light is smothering me – Feels far brighter than it can actually be; Polite applause as I walk onto stage, Pull out my notes and consult the first page. Or I may use no notes at all, And hold myself upright, proud and tall, Relax as I break into […]

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