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Many people cite public speaking as one of their biggest fears. Yet we all know that we must be able to communicate effectively with others to grow personally and professionally.
The Oxford Orators Club is a local affiliation of Toastmasters International-- an organisation that has been helping public speakers for over a century.
Every first and third Tuesday of each month, Oxford Orators meet together in the picturesque Court Room at Oxford City Hall in the centre of Oxford. We'll provide a supportive environment in which to practise and perfect speaking in public.
Whether you are a seasoned public speaker and want to hone your skills or you are an extreme introvert who wants to get over your fear of speaking-- we believe Oxford Orators can help you.
Please join us on and find out what we're all about.
We'd love to see you there.
To learn more about Oxford Orators, visit our website at http://www.oxford-orators.co.uk .
To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit https://www.toastmasters.org .
What to Expect:
The meeting room will be open at 6.15, for people to gather, introduce themselves informally before the proceedings start, and to sort out technicalities. Each meeting will begin with the impromptu speaking session, "Table Topics" and is followed (after a break) with prepared speeches by club members. All speeches are evaluated and we vote for the best speakers of the evening. We finish by 8.45 pm.
What to Bring
You only need to bring yourself.
We hope to see you there on Tuesday!
Oxford International Advanced is an online club for advanced Toastmasters from around the world who want to stretch beyond DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) into the Professional Speaking space.
The club also supports non-DTM members completing levels 4 and 5 and onwards on all levels in Pathways on their way to DTM.
We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday each month[masked] GMT on Zoom.
Whether you are looking for the next challenge after DTM or you want to apply your speaking skills to the real world there's something for everyone at Oxford International Advanced.
An online professional club, with extra workshops to sharpen your keynotes, your own workshops, special occasion speeches and so much more.
Dual membership NOT required, Minimum membership requirement: Level 3 Pathways or Competent Communicator
Contact Sam Warner on [masked] or email [masked] to register
We are returning to face-to-face meetings!
• What we'll do
Join us for a fun and interactive meeting.
We will show you how Toastmasters can help YOU to develop your public speaking skills and how to use your voice, gestures and speech structure in a way that keeps your audience engaged. We'll also have an impromptu speaking sessions for you to take part in - but only if you want to, otherwise hang back, learn and enjoy the meeting!
• What to bring
Your listening ears, your verbal dexterity, an open mind - and a friend!
• Important to know
There will be no charge for this fun experience.
Most people dread public speaking. However, we all know that we must be able to communicate effectively with others both personally and professionally.
The Oxford Speakers Club is a local affiliation of Toastmasters International - an organisation that has been helping public speakers for over a century. We've recently celebrated our 60th anniversary!
We provide a supportive environment where you can practice and improve speaking in public and develop your leadership skills.
Come and join us, whether you are an experienced public speaker or completely new to public speaking. We can help you overcome your fear of speaking in public.
Oxford Speakers meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, usually the Court Room at Oxford City Hall in the centre of Oxford, although we are currently on Zoom for the second Tuesday meetings, while we gradually return to face to face meetings.
To learn more about Oxford speakers, visit our website at http://www.oxfordspeakers.co.uk
To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit https://www.toastmasters.org
What to Expect:
Each meeting starts promptly at 7:15 pm. The online meeting "room" will be open at 6.45, for people to gather, introduce themselves informally before the proceedings start, and to sort out technicalities. Each meeting will begin with the impromptu speaking session, "Table Topics" and is followed (after a break) with prepared speeches by club members. All speeches are evaluated and we vote for the best speakers of the evening. We finish by 9:15 pm. Please Zoom in!
What to Bring
You only need to bring yourself, on line, from the comfort of your armchair
Where to find Us
The Zoom link will show up for you when you say "yes" to coming along.
We hope to see you on Tuesday!