Walsall Speakers is a new pre-charter club. We aim to offer a warm, friendly atmosphere and excellent personal development opportunities. Whatever your goals for speaking in public - whether for work, a BIG occasion or just personal development - we can help you exceed them!
We meet at The Hub; Walsall College's Conference Centre. They provide excellent facilities and we grab a drink in the bar at the end of the evening (9:30) to get to know our members and guests better, discuss the evening and be sociable.
Please arrive at 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. At 7:30, the Toastmaster will begin the meeting, introducing the agenda, roles and diffrent members who have taken up the roles. We will then have our prepared speeches followed by a network break to allow guests and members to mingle. Following the break, we have evaluations of the speeches which is an excellent opportunity to develop listening skills and for the speech makers, "feedback is, the breakfast of champions.". Following this is an impromptu table topics session which develops quick thinking, formulating a speech structure in a short amount of time, bringing the our thought to the front of our mind when we need it and finally, an imaginative flair. We encourage everyone at a meeting to take on a role during the evening so that we can all work towards members achieving the Toastmasters Internationally recognised qualifications in leadership and speaking.
Car Parking and Transport
Both the Hub and Walsall College provide free car parking. There are also excellent transport links via bus or train, with Walsall Train Station being just a 7 minute walk from the venue.
Nervous?: Get a Mentor!
For those who are nervous about standing up and speaking, you can have a mentor to help you along your development journey. We have members who have been coming for many years and also many new members, each of whom have gained skills throughout their lives and are happy to pass this knowledge on. Please ask our VPE for more information or to become a mentor/mentee.
For more information about the Walsall Speakers visit our website www.walsallspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org or go to our facebook page.