Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report Monday 8th October, 2018

The meeting tonight had a great vibe with an excellent turn out and 3 lovely guests. It was Sandie’s first time as SAA and she got us off to a good start by taking the gavel with gusto, giving the usual 1 min warning and explaining in a clear and concise way of all theContinue reading “Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report Monday 8th October, 2018”

Area 21 Spring Speech contests

Hull Speakers hosted the first ever Area 21 Spring Speech contests and Doncaster Speakers took a full part with a strong supporting team for the entrants – Bridget Pearson and Michael J Clarke in the International Speech contest and Michael J Clarke and Andrew Miller in the Evaluation contest. Michael J Clarke won the InternationalContinue reading “Area 21 Spring Speech contests”

Club Speech contests March 13 2017

The audience were treated to two thrilling competitions on Monday March 13th! The contestants for the International Speech Contest were: Stephanie Bisby – “The One Thing” Michael J Clarke  –  “Maxwell”   Andrew Miller  – “Mathematics can change your life” Bridget Pearson  –  “Never EVER lose hope”  The Winner was Bridget Pearson and second placeContinue reading “Club Speech contests March 13 2017”

Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report | Monday February 13 2017

In my role as General Evaluator it is my pleasure to round up this meeting. The three words I used in my evaluation of the meeting were perspective, innovation and humour. So how did the evening live up to this. The theme for the evening set by Shelagh Jones, as Toast Master was “A differentContinue reading “Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report | Monday February 13 2017”

Evaluation – the Powerhouse of Toastmasters | Michael J Clarke

On Monday Jan 30th 2017 the club took advantage of the fifth Monday in the month to hold a Strictly Speaking and Evaluation event. Michael J Clarke gave a masterly explanation of exactly why he considers Evaluation to be the Powerhouse of Toastmasters. We are delighted he has agreed that we can share it hereContinue reading “Evaluation – the Powerhouse of Toastmasters | Michael J Clarke”

Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report | Monday January 23 2017

Why do we come to Toastmasters?  For the most part it is to improve our speaking skills and as a social event. But there is always more to each meeting than that.  At this meeeting I was moved by a tale involving true love during WW2, learnt the value of challenging even the most basicContinue reading “Doncaster Speakers Meeting Report | Monday January 23 2017”