A Celebratory Night of Firsts!

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 22 June 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, TONY Following the customary introductions from Sergeant at Arms Paul and Club President Julie, our Toastmaster of the Evening Grant commenced proceedings with the theme of ‘firsts’,  in recognition of the number of people undertaking Toastmaster roles for the first time this evening – which included pretty-much everyone taking onContinue reading “A Celebratory Night of Firsts!”

Maidenhead Expects…

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 8 June 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, JOHN First time TME (Toastmaster of the Evening) Rajeev is a man who exudes gravitas, and he used this to full effect marshalling a full complement of speakers to deliver a well-run evening – and rousing the audience to show their appreciation of what proved to beContinue reading “Maidenhead Expects…”

Superheroes of Maidenhead Speakers!

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 18 May 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, CHRIS Sergeant at Arms Paul opened the evening with a good reminder that “many hands make light work” – in relation to the setting-up of the evening.  There’s always lots to be done to set up the meeting to ensure a smooth-running and punctual evening is enjoyedContinue reading “Superheroes of Maidenhead Speakers!”

Leaders of the Future

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 27 Apr 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, CLIVE After the usual rousing start by our Sergeant at Arms Paul, he handed over to our Club President Julie – who was greeted by a full house of 40 members, plus several guests. She told those who had been unable to attend all about the recent Division Contest – theContinue reading “Leaders of the Future”

MSC Annual Club Dinner & Tall Tales Contest 2015

by Steve Cann A wonderful night was had by all from MSC as members and special guests enjoyed a memorable evening of dining & tall tales – held amongst the backdrop of  the historic Norden Farm Centre for the Arts long barn restaurant in Maidenhead. Club President Julie kicked off proceedings (with glass in hand) by proposing a toastContinue reading “MSC Annual Club Dinner & Tall Tales Contest 2015”

Extraordinary Meeting!

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 30 Mar 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, CHERYL This week’s meeting was extra-ordinary – extra because it was the third meeting in March, but by no means ordinary as were treated to speeches from a renowned international speaker, a member on the edge of completing her CC manual, and a surprise double act! Sgt atContinue reading “Extraordinary Meeting!”

A Five-Star Evening of Speeches

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 23 Mar 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, NICK This week’s meeting had a new members’ feel – what with one icebreaker (the first speech every new member completes from their manual), two second speeches, and a first evaluation. Following his amazing performance as the warm-up speaker at the Area Contest last weekend, Sgt at Arms Paul openedContinue reading “A Five-Star Evening of Speeches”

Club International Speech & Evaluation Contest 2015 in full, with pics

by Steve Cann Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 23 Feb 2015 Last Monday saw the staging of the 2015 International Club Speech & Evaluation Contest &, on another well-attended night, everyone present was in for an evening of high-quality speeches, not to mention some fun group activities! Club President Julie welcomed new member Honor to the club,Continue reading “Club International Speech & Evaluation Contest 2015 in full, with pics”

Time is Precious…

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 9 Feb 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, GERARD There was a sense of purposefulness at MSC on Monday evening, since the meeting was all about TIMING. After a humorous welcome by the Sgt@Arms Paul (who gave plenty of advance notice to other members that in a few months club roles, including his, would beContinue reading “Time is Precious…”

It was Buzzing!

Maidenhead Speakers Club – Monday 26 Jan 2015 WITH GUEST BLOGGER, LORRAINE Our second meeting of 2015 and it was buzzing! The meeting room was full of energy for another well-attended meeting of Maidenhead Speakers’ Club – it was almost standing room only!  Sgt at Arms Paul Aherne kicked off proceedings with his humorous, easy manner & handedContinue reading “It was Buzzing!”