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Oooo ! It’s Chocolate Time

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‘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 […]

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Getting started with Pathways

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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 first birthday – a members view

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I was delighted to have my speech tabled for the birthday meeting and it was quite an honour to speak to a full room scattered with accomplished speakers from other clubs. My speech would complete Level 2 of my Presentation Mastery Pathway which I have chosen to improve my work presentations and confidence in speaking. […]

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Salisbury Speakers first birthday as a chartered club

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Salisbury Speakers celebrated the first anniversary of becoming a Toastmasters chartered club with a special meeting which included 8 Toastmasters guest members from nearby clubs, 4 speeches and cake, all contributing to a full and lively meeting. The club continues to grow from strength to strength with all members signing up for the new Pathways […]

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19th November Meeting – memories and ratiocination

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Ratiocination – if you don’t know what it means, you should have been there as ratiocination was our Word of the Day at Monday’s meeting. Two members used it, but did they use it properly?* The evening saw another first for Salisbury Speakers: two speakers chose the same topic – failure. They differed in style […]

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Making plans on 15th October

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A full house tonight! Lots of members were joined by three returning guests, two new guests and our Area 42 director to boot! The theme for the evening was planning – a topic that all know and think about. Several of us plan for a living. Some of us plan out routes to what they […]

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Three way tie for Best Speaker on 17th September

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Competition was our theme. Perhaps to warm us up for next week’s contest! Yet the meeting said booya to the theme. Our three speakers won an equal number of votes for Best Speaker – so it was a tie! A very pleasing outcome and not one the club has seen before. Our first speaker completed […]

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Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest on 1st October

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Every meeting we have a laugh – but on 1 October we’re planning some extra chuckles. Salisbury Speakers is about to hold its first Speech contest! The theme is humorous speeches. Visitors are welcome to join us. Three members will deliver prepared speeches on the topic of their choice. They don’t need to have us […]

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An inspirational meeting on 3rd September

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Inspiration was tonight’s theme. We revved our engines to the theme of cars in the warm up – what a variety of automotive anecdotes! Some love them, some couldn’t care less as long as they get from A to B. Speaking of bees, our first speech by our very own apiarist explained how Plan Bee […]

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A sunny meeting on 20th August

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Sunshine was the theme of Monday’s meeting. And the mood was sunny too. We warmed up on the topic of shoes – sharing memories from winkelpickers and towering purple high-heels to good old Doc Martens. We were also reminded that our venue is known as Shoemaker’s Hall, hence the cabinet of tools. Our first speaker […]