Name of organisation: Berkhamsted Speakers Club
What are your main aims and objectives? To improve speaking, listening, thinking and leadership skills.
To discover hidden abilities and bring latent talents into use and to increase self esteem through active participation in personal development.
Where do you meet and how often?
At the Quaker Meeting Rooms, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted, on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7.45pm.
What sort of people are your members?
Anybody from 18 years of age to 100. Presently we have mums who want to go back to work, people who want to learn to speak in public, people who want to hone presentation skills, and those experiencing redundancy who want to improve their prospects for jobs. We help with practical leadership, interviews, mentoring and helping people to find their voices.
If someone was considering membership, what would you say to them to convince them to sign up?
Come and be a guest, see what we do, share the knowledge and empathy and learn at your own pace. Make some new friends.
Please give us an idea of your activities in the last six months, and what do you have lined up for the future?
In July we held a keynote speech workshop and in September there was a founders dinner and after dinner speech contest
Our meetings normally consists of three or four prepared speeches, four topics, five evaluations and a really excellent evening.
What sort of costs are involved in membership?
A joining fee of £25. When you join you get your first speech manual and the competent leadership manual. You also get speaking tips booklets and soon you will get your first edition of the monthly Toastmaster Magazine.
There is also an annual fee of £75. This is paid in two instalments, in September and March.
Does your club have a website that people can visit for more information?
If someone would like to join, who should they contact?
Rex Tyler, 01442 871863.