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Bloomsbury Speakers Christmas Meeting

This is out last meeting of 2012 with prepared speeches, speech evaluations and "table topics" - a chance to practice impromptu speaking. Guests are always welcome. Wear something Christmassy!


Please arrive from 6.30pm for a prompt 6.45pm start.


Hello! Bloomsbury Speakers is a fun and friendly Toastmasters club near Holborn in central London.

We meet twice a month to improve our communication and public speaking skills by practicing in a safe and supportive environment.

New guests are always welcome and it's completely free. No need to book in advance - just show up on the evening!


A typical meeting agenda is as follows:

6.30 Doors open - meet and greet

6.45 Welcome from Club President

6.50 Introductions from Toastmaster and other meeting roles

7.00 Prepared Speeches (from club members)

7.40 Guest Introductions (a quick hello from the guests)

Short break for refreshments

8.00 Speech Evaluations (of earlier speeches)

8.15 Table Topics (impromptu speeches of 1-2 minutes each)

8.35 Table Topics Evaluations

8.40 Reports and General Evaluation (of the meeting)

8.55 Awards (best speech, best evaluator, etc.) and announcements

9.00 Meeting close - retire to the bar!


Toastmasters has helped thousands of people overcome nerves and improve their speaking confidence. Come along and find out how!

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  • Marcus W.

    Hello, do I need to prepare a speech about something? And if so, how long should it be please? I like the sound of this! Marcus

    November 28, 2012

    • Marcus W.

      Thanks Glen. Kerry Hopkins told me about this one in particular.. i think she came recently... Looking forward to checking it out. To be honest, the Berkley square one is right next door, but she specifically recommended your one?! I don;t want to waste your time.. is it ok to check yours out... and maybe check out the berkley square one another day?!

      November 28, 2012

    • Glen L.

      Hi Marcus - that's totally fine. We like people to check out other clubs anyway. The Toastmasters format is the same from club to club so you might as well find the one where you feel most at home. By way of fair disclosure we've actually got a waiting list for joining at the moment, so if you're looking to start right away, you might be better off checking out a club actively seeking new members. But having said that we'd love to have you along as a guest to ours too! Cheers, Glen.

      November 28, 2012

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