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**COVID-19 Update** From immediate effect, all club meetings are currently taking place online.

Whilst we get used to the technology, we are inviting members only. We hope in time to open it up wider- please do keep watching this space!

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North Avon Speakers is a fun, friendly public speaking club. We meet every first, third and fifth Thursday of the month. Meetings start at 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm. We generally have between 20 and 25 people attending a meeting.

North Avon Speakers Club is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit worldwide network of 12,500 clubs with over 260,000 members spread across 116 countries.
To visit the Toastmasters International website: http://www.toastmasters.org/

Why join a public speaking club?

• to overcome a fear of public speaking or just build confidence when presenting to an audience
• to prepare for a specific event such as a wedding speech or an important presentation
• to develop effective communication and leadership skills that are valuable in many areas of life
• It’s also a great way to meet new and interesting people – we’re a pretty sociable bunch!

Contact us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organisers of this group, or just send an email to northavontm@gmail.com

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Online- Learn and Practice Public Speaking Skills - Everyone Welcome

Welcome to North Avon Speakers Club! North Avon Speakers is a fun, friendly public speaking club. We meet every first, third and fifth Thursday of the month. Meetings start at 7:15pm and finish by 9:30pm. *Currently via online Zoom meetings* The ideal chance to practice the art of public speaking virtually, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Contact us as [masked] to express your interest in attending and to receive the zoom link in advance. This is a regular club meeting with prepared speeches, speech evaluations and "table topics" - a chance to practice impromptu speaking. North Avon Speakers Club is part of Toastmasters International with a proven success rate in helping people to develop public speaking, presentation and leadership skills through their worldwide network of clubs. In more normal times we meet at the BAWA club, Filton. Why join a public speaking club? • To overcome a fear of public speaking or just build confidence when presenting to an audience *practice your online presentation skills. • To prepare for a specific event such as a wedding speech or an important presentation • To develop effective communication and leadership skills that are valuable in many areas of life • It’s also a great way to meet new and interesting people – we’re a pretty sociable bunch! How do I find out more? The best way to find out if North Avon Speakers is right for you is to come along to one of our meetings. Guests are always very welcome and chances are you won’t be the only new face. You won’t be expected to speak so don’t worry, but if you do want to there will be ample opportunity for you to do so. Contact us If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organisers of this group, or just send an email to [masked] Typical Meeting Agenda 7:15 Doors Open - Meet & Greet 7:30 Welcome and introductions 7.35 Ice Breaker 7:45 Prepared Speeches 8:20 Feedback for speakers 8:30 Break 8:50 Table Topics (impromptu speeches of 1-2 minutes each) 9:10 Feedback for speakers and evaluators 9:25 Awards and Announcements 9.30 Meeting close

Online- Learn and Practice Public Speaking Skills - Everyone Welcome

Welcome to North Avon Speakers Club! North Avon Speakers is a fun, friendly public speaking club. We meet every first, third and fifth Thursday of the month. Meetings start at 7:15pm and finish by 9:30pm. *Currently via online Zoom meetings* The ideal chance to practice the art of public speaking virtually, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Contact us as [masked] to express your interest in attending and to receive the zoom link in advance. This is a regular club meeting with prepared speeches, speech evaluations and "table topics" - a chance to practice impromptu speaking. North Avon Speakers Club is part of Toastmasters International with a proven success rate in helping people to develop public speaking, presentation and leadership skills through their worldwide network of clubs. In more normal times we meet at the BAWA club, Filton. Why join a public speaking club? • To overcome a fear of public speaking or just build confidence when presenting to an audience *practice your online presentation skills. • To prepare for a specific event such as a wedding speech or an important presentation • To develop effective communication and leadership skills that are valuable in many areas of life • It’s also a great way to meet new and interesting people – we’re a pretty sociable bunch! How do I find out more? The best way to find out if North Avon Speakers is right for you is to come along to one of our meetings. Guests are always very welcome and chances are you won’t be the only new face. You won’t be expected to speak so don’t worry, but if you do want to there will be ample opportunity for you to do so. Contact us If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the organisers of this group, or just send an email to [masked] Typical Meeting Agenda 7:15 Doors Open - Meet & Greet 7:30 Welcome and introductions 7.35 Ice Breaker 7:45 Prepared Speeches 8:20 Feedback for speakers 8:30 Break 8:50 Table Topics (impromptu speeches of 1-2 minutes each) 9:10 Feedback for speakers and evaluators 9:25 Awards and Announcements 9.30 Meeting close

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