Category Archive for "Meet the members"

Tara Samiepour

April 20, 2018

I can sincerely say one of the best things I have done in my life was joining ” The Speakers Club”.  I have always been passionate about public speaking and it was by talking to a friend that I heard…

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Steve Neesam

March 31, 2018

If you want to improve your presentation skills you can find lots of weekend courses that will cost you hundreds of pounds. the chances are that on the Monday morning you’ll be pretty good but by Friday evening you’ll have…

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Fern Lulham

February 10, 2018

I joined Toastmasters in autumn 2016. Having presented on radio stations in the UK and America, I was keen to channel my thirst for communication into a new, creative area. I had recently started my own business in motivational speaking…

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Annie Brooks

January 12, 2018

When I first moved to Eastbourne from London I wanted to belong to something that would allow me to meet like-minded people as well as improve my speaking skills. I came along and sampled a couple of Toastmaster meetings and…

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Christopher Whippy

November 3, 2017

Before Toastmasters, the thought of standing up in front of people to speak was intimidating even if exciting. 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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