Category Archive for "Meet the members"

Christopher Whippy

November 3, 2017

Before Toastmasters, the thought of standing up in front of people to speak was intimidating even if exiting. I lacked the confidence in my own ability to give a speech which would capture the imagination of the audience no matter…

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Dilys Bayes

July 8, 2017

  I joined Eastbourne Speakers’ Club in 2012, mainly to meet new people and improve my social skills – I could bluff my way through any small talk scenario but inside, I was quaking. During my working life, I had…

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Claire Carpenter

December 3, 2015

I joined Toastmasters in July 2010 in order to improve my public speaking.  I had just published two children’s books and thought speaking would be a good way to promote them.  I loved Toastmasters immediately and learned so much –…

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Giles Robinson

August 26, 2015

I joined Toastmasters over 25 years ago.  It has been enormously helpful to me in developing both my presentation skills and my personal confidence.  Within my work as a family lawyer I have lectured up and down the country to…

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Meg Heyworth

August 26, 2015

Born in the early 1950’s Meg came from a background of woman being expected to stop work when they got married so careers were not on the agenda. Her dad said” Just find a job until you get married, you…

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Dorothy Margison

August 26, 2015

Becoming a widow at the age of 80, she had to make a new life, and went along to a Toastmasters meeting with a friend, there was a party at another members’ house where they were greeted like old friends, that…

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