How to Introduce a Speaker with Style…

Why is a good speech introduction important? As an audience we ask silent questions each time someone comes onscreen or onstage to speak.  Why should I pay attention? Is this going to be important to me? Why should I care? Here are two introductions for an...

Speakers of Croydon – My personal experience

By Trudy Kuhn Established in 1924, Toastmasters International has more than 300,000 members in 149 countries. And more than 15,800 clubs.  Impressed? Sounds great but if you’re anything like me you aren’t bothered about facts and figures. As you’ve landed on our...

Speech next week? What’s your topic?

Have you ever been asked to give a speech and not known where to start? Many of us have been there and it is a very nerve-wracking experience especially if the occasion in question means a lot to you. At Speakers of Croydon we learn how to choose entertaining and...

Speechcraft 2022 begins on 4 January

January is an exciting time for Speakers of Croydon as it will be hosting it’s annual Speechcraft event! Speechcraft is a programme that comprises four weekly sessions, every Tuesday, starting from 4 January 2022 to 25 January 2022. The original plan was to have...

Do you dread speaking in front of others?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Conquer that fear, painlessly and enjoyably, by attending this Speechcraft Program. This program comprises 4 weekly sessions starting from 4 January 2022 to 25 January 2022. Three of the sessions will be in-person and one will be on Zoom. Hosted by...

Feedback From A Former SoC guest

Speakers of Croydon Blog Testimony From A Speakers of Croydon Guest   “I went to Speakers of Croydon many years ago as a guest and was asked to give a ‘Table Speech’ which came as a complete shock I hadn’t anticipated talking to strangers. I...

New Speakers of Croydon Committee 2021 – 2022

In July 2021 a new Speakers of Croydon Committee was elected. The club had a year of being fully online for the first time ever due to the pandemic and was was once again successfully awarded President’s Distinguished Club status. The newly elected president,...

Croydon Public Speaking Workshop – SpeechCraft 2020

It’s reported one of the greatest fears humans have is Glossophobia, Public Speaking to the layperson. It seems incomprehensible that while we can talk to our family, friends and peers in small groups, 75% of us experience palpitations when we have the attention...

New Speakers of Croydon Committee 2019 – 2020

In July 2019 a new Speakers of Croydon Committee was elected. The club had a great 2018-2019 year being awarded President’s Distinguished Club status. The newly elected president Debbie Williams is looking forward to preserving and enhancing the legacy of...