Big Stage Experience

What a great night for Doncaster Speakers. We held our first Big Stage event at Hall Cross School in Doncaster. We all spoke on the big stage with a microphone, this was a great space for us to practice our public speaking in a bigger space.

The evening started with a confident welcoming from Elizabeth has Sergeant at Arms and  our Toastmaster for the evening was Andy. Both were professional and informative, the evening started off with a strong start.

Sharron was Timekeeper for the evening. Sharron was clear on what she expected from us and kept the evening running along smoothly and on time. Stephanie was Grammarian for the evening, this is always a treat for us as Stephanie loves this role and her passion for it always shines through. Susie was the Ah Counter, she told us how much she enjoyed this role and how it has been really helping her with her listening skills especially in her work environment.


Our first speaker of the evening was Bal with a speech entitled The Magic of Thinking BIG. Bal is new to our club but has shown already that she is a great public speaker and her enthusiasm for her topics always uplifts our evenings in a positive way. Steven was her evaluator and gave us a funny but clear evaluation for Bal’s speech at the end.


Our second speaker was Elizabeth with a speech entitled The Great Social Media Review. This year Elizabeth holds the VP for Education role and already has had a massive impact on the club in this role. She is now starting a project to support and help our Social Media with the support of  VP PR Steven, together I believe they will do great things to help promote our club.  Stephanie was her evaluator and gave us a competition standard evaluation. We are lucky to have such talent at Doncaster Speakers.

Our last speaker was Maria with a speech entitled Don’t Give Me Pearls. Maria has really come into her own style of speaking in the last few speeches she has given and her journey through Toastmasters has been great to watch. She holds the stage and the audience very well with her drama skills and confident delivery. Jean was her evaluator and really commended Maria’s performance and her journey she has been on at Toastmaster, it was a very heartfelt and personal evaluation.

The second half of the evening was filled with evaluations, Table Topics and Toastimonials. Bridge was Table Topics Master and what a brilliant session, Bridget always manages to make us all feel relaxed and entertains in whatever role she performs. Arthur evaluated our TableTopics session and spoke to all speakers in such a positive way.

We had Toastimonials from Steven and Bridget about their journey with Toastmasters. What a great way to show guest the impact Toastmasters can have on their professional and personal development.


The evening was evaluated by Lianna giving the General Evaluator report.


The award winners for best in category were:


Elizabeth for Best Speaker

Lianna for Best Table Topics

Stephanie for Best Evaluator

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