Testimonials from Members and Visitors
‘A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Norwich Speaker’s Club.
I was impressed with the level of:
- Perceptive and Constructive Critique
Having not really any idea of what to expect, it was so nice to see that great care was given in the evaluation process. I was particularly taken with Sue Eastman’s thoughtful and perceptive comments in regards to a member’s presentation. The things said were spot-on for this particular individual, and provided ideas for style that would improve the overall impression that they were giving…and the ideas would not have occurred to me, but once I heard them I couldn’t have agreed more.
I can see how the structure and methods presented and followed in this program would be a tremendous help to any individual that has any sort of issue with public speaking, or indeed with any opportunity to interact with other people face-to-face in social or business situations.
‘Toastmasters has changed my life beyond all recognition. I can’t remember the last time I felt so passionately about anything. The communication skills I have developed and the confidence I have built through Toastmasters have led to an absolute sea-change in my career as well as other areas of my life. I am making a point of trying to use my public speaking skills outside Toastmasters – in August 2014, I did my first public poetry reading. I have now done six in six months, and had very positive feedback on my performances. I also have not experienced such a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment as that at Norwich Speakers’ Club or Toastmasters anywhere else. I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone wanting to improve their speaking or communication skills at any level, from the most nervous newcomers to the most advanced speakers.’
‘Norwich Speakers Club is welcoming and friendly. Everyone is keen to improve their own ability and encourage others’.
‘As someone who was terrified of public speaking, I always tended to avoid it. However, when I started by own business, I knew presentation skills were going to be vital to it’s success. I decided to go to Norwich Speakers Club. Five and a half years on, I am now a sort after speaker and trainer – none of this would have been possible without joining this club. It’s a safe environment to practise and the feedback you get is vital to becoming a presenter who has an impact’.
‘Dear President Sue
It was a pleasure to visit your club yesterday. I was impressed at how professional you opened and ran the meeting and how friendly and supportive atmosphere there as well.
In addition, I loved your meeting theme “Birthday” which allowed participants to share their ideas. Yet, I enjoyed the Table Topics session. I learned a lot from your club.
Now, I am confident that you and your club officer team will lead Norwich Speakers Club to be one of the best clubs and will reach your President’s Distinguished Award.’
Busaba ACB ALS
Immediate Past Division Governor T (Thailand)
‘Toastmasters has turned me into an articulate public speaker able to entertain others outside. Not an ‘ummm’ or an ‘err’ in sight. I couldn’t have done it without you.’
‘Don’t let your fear of public speaking hold you back. Learn the craft in comfortable surroundings where encouragement is the byword. Norwich Toastmasters helped me along this journey of discovery.’