Public Speaking Club in Salisbury

At the heart of Salisbury

Salisbury Speakers is a nonprofit public speaking club, part of the Toastmasters International organisation. Develop your speaking skills and self confidence in a friendly and supportive group with members of all abilities who will help you with proven techniques and positive support to develop your skills and build your confidence.

In an increasingly online world more and more people are used to communicating by email, text and social media, rather than face-to-face. Speaking to large or small groups, or even one to one, can be a stressful experience. We can help you overcome those fears and start to enjoy speaking. Plus you’ll meet a great range of fellow members, and have the chance to develop management and leadership skills too.

Whether your problem is a complete lack of confidence or you just the feeling that you could improve your existing skills with a bit of friendly support, we’ll help you succeed and transform your public speaking into an enjoyable and successful experience.

Salisbury Speakers is affiliated to Toastmasters International and is part of District 91 (UK South).

Helping To Develop Your Speaking Skills

Whether you are a petrified beginner or a more experienced speaker who wants to improve their technique, Salisbury Speakers is a friendly and supportive group of speakers of all levels of ability who meet twice a month to develop their public speaking skills.

And Your Leadership Skills Too

As a member of the Salisbury branch of Toastmasters, you can learn how to successfully prepare, present and sell your ideas and yourself and reduce the nervousness you feel when you speak. You'll also learn to improve your ability to listen and evaluate other people’s ideas and provide feedback to them. You'll also have the chance to develop vital leadership skills which will help you progress at work or in other walks of life.

Part Of A Larger Network Around The World

Our club is affiliated to Toastmasters International – a worldwide, nonprofit organisation which exists to help budding public speakers just like you. This gives us access to tried and tested’ resources, enabling us to offer powerful public speaking training to Salisbury and South Wiltshire based on proven techniques. Whether you need to speak to a room full of business people or make a Best Man's speech at a wedding, there is no better way to build your public speaking skills and we would love for you to come and join us. Contact us today using the form below and come along for a friendly free, no pressure guest visit.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International has more than 350,000 members in more than 16,400 clubs across 141 countries. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

Members of Salisbury Speakers benefit from Toastmasters learning material and can visit other Toastmasters Clubs anywhere in the world or participate in regional competitions.

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

What happens at our meetings
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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Meetings are held on first and third Mondays of every month in the upstairs meeting room of The Pheasant Inn, 19 Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DT at 7:15pm

Recent News

Please note temporary venue for next meeting Monday 2nd December !

We will be meeting at The Conservation Museum, Idmiston, Salisbury SP4 0JQ for this meeting only. Access from 19:00 onwards.

Oooo ! It’s Chocolate Time

‘Oooo It’s Chocolate Time’ was our theme. And yes, there was chocolate at this last meeting before Easter. At the warm-up we heard how many meanings we all find in Easter: from gambolling to roasted lambs and Christian to pagan rituals. And chocolate of course. Tonight an icebreaker was our winning speech. The speaker recommended […]

Getting started with Pathways

Having just completed my Level 2 of the Presentation Mastery Pathway I feel marginally qualified to inform about my experience of Pathways and (this) our Salisbury Speakers club Website which our publicity member has done a polished job of creating (she is a polished lady). I’ll take you through each of the pages on the […]

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"Salisbury Speakers has given me an opportunity to develop my public speaking skills in a warm and friendly environment. There is a great mix of experience among the group, from long standing members who offer feedback freely, to newbies like myself. As with all skills, speaking requires practice and training and Salisbury Speakers provides an opportunity to do both. On top of this, you will receive constructive feedback from experienced speakers enabling you to eliminate the umms and ahhs, pacing and over excited hand movements that new speakers often suffer from. My confidence has already soared."

"TOASTMASTERS IS THE BEST THING EVER! It has changed me and my life and I tell anyone who will listen how great it is 😀 This has mostly been because of all of you and I can’t express enough how much I love you all and I’m so proud of the great things and magic that happens at each and every meeting! Facing and overcoming fear, developing confidence, and improving oneself is such an honourable thing to do as part of a supportive group."

Testimonials

"Toastmasters has enhanced my confidence and skills when delivering prepared speeches, helped me with impromptu speaking, as well as giving entertaining club evenings with Salisbury Speakers listening to other members speeches and contributions. Practically, it enabled me to speak out recently against a planning proposal using a short prepared speech in a public Wiltshire Council meeting in front of a large audience. Most importantly, it allowed me to look forward to and enjoy my wedding speech and the day last summer, rather than being anxious about it'."
"As President, Salisbury Speakers has given me the opportunity to become a leader. I am learning how to manage a team to run the club and also to develop its members. Salisbury Speakers offers everyone the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by taking on roles within meetings or being part of the management team. There are currently opportunities to lead or support membership growth, public relations, education and many other areas."
"Ever since I can remember, I have avoided public speaking like the plague. In secondary school I would call in sick if I was asked to present, in Law School I hid in the back of the class and pretended I was not there and during my career as a lawyer, I always had an excuse handy if I was asked to present to a group. Needless to say, my career aspirations were limited by my lack of confidence. When I realised my promotional objectives at work included presenting to the Board, I realised that I needed to do something about it, so I joined Toastmasters."
"I’m frightened to death most of the time about 'thinking out loud' in public. I joined Toastmaster’s in 2008. I'm now able to cover the cracks well enough with foundation, powder and paint but the fear factor never really disappears. I love learning and I'm curious to a fault. Helping to set up Salisbury Speakers has stretched me once again. I am constantly practicing and honing my communication skills from facilitating to mentoring; from presenting to appraising; sometimes challenging, sometimes accepting the status quo. The camaraderie is what keeps me at Toastmasters, and Salisbury Speakers has it in bucket loads.”

Next Meeting/Event

  1. Salisbury Speakers

    December 16 @ 7:15 pm

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