Press Clippings

Most people want to know more about speaking with confidence and core leadership skills. Articles written by  members of Toastmasters UK & Ireland are sent out via a press release and published regularly. Our articles are placed in business magazines and newspapers, and on business and self-development websites. Occasionally our contributors are interviewed on business radio stations.

The main purpose is to raise awareness of Toastmasters International in the UK and encourage more people to come and visit one of our clubs. Please browse the article and interviews below and share with your friends or colleagues. If you are interested in writing for us then please contact our District 91 PR Manager Nigel Oseland.

2017

 

September 2017

Steve Campion, the D71 Area 20 Director and member of East Herts, Saffron Walden and Cornerstone speakers clubs, informs us on how to avoid death by PowerPoint:
The Guardian Want to win over an audience? How to improve your presentation skills
Entrepreneur and Investor 7 steps to creating a powerful presentation
Project Manager Today 7 steps to creating a powerful presentation
IT Pro Portal Presenting to non-technical audiences: Six steps to success
Indezine Take These 7 Steps – and You’ll Be Sure to Deliver a Powerful Presentation
Network She 7 steps to delivering a powerful presentation
The Voice Seven steps to powerful presentations
Sales Initiative How to create a powerful sales presentation
Fresh Business Thinking Six simple steps to a powerful presentation
London Loves Business The 7 steps to delivering a powerful presentation
Genesis Radio Birmingham Seven steps to powerful presentations

Lyn Roseaman, a DTM from Strathclyde, wrote on how to open your speech:
LID Radio Winning beginnings – opening your speech with impact

Andrew Bennett’s  paper on how to grab the audience’s attention receives more coverage:
Chartered Management Institute 3 ways to build vocal variety

August 2017

Laura Bruce, the D71 PR Manager, published on how to best share information for success:
Business Crowd Share what you know and doors will open

Andrew Bennett’s  paper on how to grab the audience’s attention receives more coverage:
Business Crowd Make your voice a pleasure to listen to and grab your customers’ attention
Sales Initiative How to work your voice & win the customer

Paul Carroll offers basic tips on giving a presentation that is actually worth remembering:
New Business http://aits.org/consulting/2017/07/operate-presentation-like-pro/

Christopher Hirsch also receives more coverage on using stories in presentations:
American Society of Administrative Professionals:
Storytelling: A powerful business tool

July 2017

Paul Carroll, of London Debaters, teaches us how to get to the point and shares his wisdom with:
New Business Know how to get to the point in a presentation 
Sussex Business Times (pages 42-43) Business presentations: Get to the point!
Tech City News Here’s how you can deliver a killer presentation
Indezine How to give people the level of detail they need in your presentation
Business Matters Decide when to get to the point and when to expand a presentation
Top Consultant Decide when to get to the point and when to expand a presentation
The Economic Voice Presentations: When to get to the point and when to expand
The Impartial Reporter How to get to the point in a business presentation
Sussex Business Times Business presentations: Get to the point!

Andrew Bennett, produced a paper for us on how to grab the audience’s attention:
BBP Media Develop your vocal variety and hold your audience’s attention
The Falkirk Herald Talking point: How to speak and grab attention
FT Adviser Public speaking can help hone advisers’ soft skills, says Butler
Indezine How to make your voice a pleasure to listen to – So you grab your audience’s attention

June 2017

Richard Pimm, appears in the Recruiter and explains:
How to get you next job or promotion by finding your sales voice

Paul Carroll, is quoted on LID Radio:
How to deal with impromptu questions after your presentation

Christopher Hirsch informs Family Friendly Working of the merits of using stories in presentations:
Why Rapunzel is the perfect fairy tale for business storytelling

May 2017

Christine Rusk, who used to be terrified of public speaking, tells Business 365 (page 24):
Why every speech you give should be like a 3 course meal

Christopher Hirsch informs Business Matters of the merits of using stories in presentations:
Why Rapunzel is the perfect fairy tale for business storytelling

April 2017

Christopher Hirsch informs us of the merits of using stories in presentations:
Business Matters
Why Rapunzel is the perfect fairy tale for business storytelling 
BQ Magazine Give yourself a competitive edge using stories

March 2017

Helena Brewer, our outgoing PR Manager, explains to Sales Initiative how to make a short but effective speech:
Say it in 5 … That’s 5 minutes

Glen Savage, of Riverside Communicators, shares his story on BBC Capital:
Is public speaking fear limiting your career?

Richard Pimm gives Sales Initiative a different perspective on sales:
Cold calling; Indifference is the enemy  

February 2017

Dave Lineham shares with Business 36 (page 17):
How to connect with an audience when you speak

Essie Rewane-Adejare suggests to Business Matters:
Eight ways to gain trust in a sales presentation

2016

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Jean Gamester (Past District 91 Director), member of Thame Speakers, shares her thinking on leading leaders:
How to be a successful super leader  

Ben Jackson, Bicester Achievers Toastmasters club,  gives insight into the power of silence:
Why the sound of silence will help you sell  

Lyn Roseaman, City Limits Speakers, tells us:
How should you end your speech? With impact!

Area 33 Director Florian Bay explains:
What do JFK, South West Airlines and the Great Escape have in common?

Area 29 Director Jenny Betts on the power of mentoring:
Say Yes! to mentoring  

Lucy Greenlees, of Arun Speakers, shares the benefits she’s gained from her Toastmasters club:
A member interview – gaining new confidence and skills

D91 Club Growth Director Dorothea Stuart on how to use our time to better effect:
Get more from your meeting time  

Charlotte Hitchings interviewed by Georgie Frost, Career Clinic, on the subject of resilience at work:
Resilience at Work 

Charlotte Hitchings, Voice of Wales explains:
Why personal resilience matters in business – and how to get it

Pre 2016

 

How to Prepare for a successful Tedx Talk

Jay Surti Area 34 Director shares her experience: http://www.businessfirstonline.co.uk/our-guest-bloggers/how-to-prepare-for-a-successful-tedx-talk/ You can watch Jay’s video here as well.

Toastmasters from Wokingham Speakers interviewed by Anne Diamond

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p038bf5q.  After the big debate in the House of Commons – a discussion about what makes a great speech. The interview start 1 hour 10 minutes 30 seconds into the show.

CEO of Rising Media recommends Toastmasters

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raquel-eatmon/6-ways-to-keep-your-groov_b_8693314.html

How to learn five essential life/business skills with just one activity

Aaron Hanway shows how public speaking helps you develop key skills. http://thought-leadership.top-consultant.com/uk/FullArticle.aspx?ID=3543

CNBC recommends Toastmasters for the skills employers are looking for

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/01/the-skills-employers-are-looking-for.html

Harness the Power of three to nail your pitch

Laura Bruce give advice to small businesses  http://www.bytestart.co.uk/nail-business-pitch-power-of-3.html

Brian Skelton Area Governor of the Year – article in the Ilford Recorder

http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/ilford_barnardo_s_boy_overcomes_stammer_to_become_public_speaker_1_4317698

Useful Public Speaking Tips for Business owners

Dorothea Stuart DTM, D91 Club Growth Director interviewed by Company Bug http://www.companybug.com/public-speaking-dorothea-stuart/

How to structure your presentation for maximum impact

Laura Bruce shares her tips.  http://news.top-consultant.com//Why-three-is-the-magic-number-when-it-comes-to-business-presentations.-How-to-structure-your-presentation-for-maximum-impact-15041.html

Three rules of persuasive presentations /Keep it short snappy and seductive

Paul Carroll, President 104 London Debaters gives us some key ideas for persuasion: http://news.top-consultant.com/The-three-rules-of-persuasive-presentations-14816.html and http://www.ftadviser.com/2015/10/01/ifa-industry/your-business/keep-it-short-snappy-and-seductive-ia9SQbeGg5V5rRwZ2z32sM/article.html

10 tips to speak like a pro

Sandy Eifion-Jones of Epsom Speakers and Surbiton Speakers tell us what she’s learned about the art and craft of speaking http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/leadership/10-tips-to-speak-like-a-pro/

Why your boss wants you to join Toastmasters

http://fortune.com/2015/07/22/toastmasters-public-speaking/

The simplest way to motivate your staff

Bob Ferguson explains how to motivate staff effectively
http://news.top-consultant.com/The-simplest-way-to-motivate-your-staff-Bob-Ferguson-from-Toastmasters-International-13400.html

Download the article of Bob’s in The CA Magazine (Chartered Accountant Scotland) 058_CA_Aug15 LastWord(2) Bob Ferguson article

How I learned to speak up with Croydon Toastmasters

Gina Rocque Drayton VP PR Croydon Communicators shares what she learned through her club membership http://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/croydon-toastmasters/

8 tips for taming terror: transforming presentation nerves into confident communication

Gavin Meikle, Solent Speakers shares his top tips http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/eight-tips-for-taming-terror/

You’re talking – but what is your body saying?

Jane Cameron DTM tells us about body language  http://www.ftadviser.com/2015/05/28/ifa-industry/your-business/body-language-can-speak-volumes-snC1CeOsrpOm6AJkcgBqTP/article.html http://www.thehrdirector.com/features/leadership/you-are-talking-but-what-is-your-body-saying/

How to collar and cuff the questions

If you didn’t get Paul Carroll’s handout at the conference you will find his article here: http://www.ftadviser.com/2015/04/01/ifa-industry/your-business/how-to-collar-off-the-cuff-questions-a0385jUyMusIaIE7swjzIP/article-0.html

The power of active listening

Jenny Betts shares practical tips http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/selling/the-power-of-active-listening/

How to be a confident presenter – essential tips

Paul Carroll, President 104 London Debaters shares tips with owners of new and growing businesses at http://www.companybug.com/how-to-be-a-confident-presenter-essential-tips/

Winning Business with nimble impromptu speaking

Tips from Charlie Warshawski Area 53 Governor http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/selling/5-tips-to-win-business-with-nimble-impromptu-speaking/

10 things to avoid in public speaking

Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PR Officer share the key pitfalls to avoid when speaking to an audience. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/10-things-avoid-comes-public-8947718 (readership 1.1 million)

How to handle Q &A after your presentation

Paul Carroll, President 104 London Debaters http://news.top-consultant.com/How-to-deal-with-impromptu-questions-after-your-presentation-12801.html (readership 173k)

Will your new club committee and Area Director be in the local press?

Malvern Speakers has a good track record of publicity in the local press. For example, see the article when their new committee was appointed at the start of the year. http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/community/11291162.MALVERN_SPEAKERS/

Camberly Speakers in the news!

Camberley Speakers Star Courier

Quality Feedback is key to improvement

Jean Gamester DTM, Lieutenant Governor Education & Training District 91 published in the FT Adviser print and online: http://www.ftadviser.com/2015/03/11/ifa-industry/your-business/quality-feedback-is-key-to-improvement-IpKqP78d9EQ1sqKNF1fQqL/article.html (FT readership 2.2 million)

Maximise the power of your words – inspiration for sales professionals

Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PRO gives sales professionals a Churchillian challenge. http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/motivation/maximise-the-power-of-your-words/

Fabulous Feedback. Creating a culture that creates great leaders.

Jean Gamester DTM, Lieutenant Governor Education & Training District 91 http://news.top-consultant.com/Fabulous-Feedback-creating-a-culture-that-creates-great-leaders.-12689.html

5 tips to build confidence when delivering a sales presention

Sandy Eifion-Jones, Epsom Speakers Club http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/selling/tips-to-build-confidence-sales-presentation/

Winning beginnings – how to open a speech with impact.

Lyn Roseaman Area 45 Governor. http://www.ftadviser.com/2015/01/28/training/adviser-guides/make-a-direct-dramatic-opening-says-speech-expert-oulgemhPKW5I6rMJ8rcLmJ/article.html (readership 2.2million!) This article was in the print version as well as online.

Spinnaker Speakers – local press:

Spinnaker Speakers Article_Jan_15

How to master the art of public speaking. Josephine Fairly of Green & Black quotes Toastmaster Sandy Eifion-Jones

and her words on wisdom on eye contact and confidence, in The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11252456/Public-speaking-how-to-make-a-great-speech.html (readership 1.2million)

6 Tips to build confidence when delivering a talk.

Sandy Eifion-Jones, Epsom Speakers Club. http://www.recruiter.co.uk/personal-dev/2014/11/six-tips-to-build-confidence-when-delivering-a-presentation/ (readership 53k)

How to use visual aids effectively and creatively when giving a presentation.

Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PRO http://www.ukbusiness-today.co.uk/opinions/how-use-visual-aids-effectively-and-creatively-when-giving-presentation. The Business Today website. (readership 52k)

Presenters are you becoming invisible and losing audience connection?

Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PRO http://www.sales-initiative.com/toolbox/selling/are-you-becoming-invisible/ (readership 48k)

Building your confidence in public speaking.

Listen to the podcast as Meg Heyworth DTM is interviewed on Knowing Your Business: online business conversations. http://knowingyourbusiness.co.uk/2nd-october-2014-knowing-your-business-radio-show/

Why every presentation needs D.R.A.M.A.

Meg Heyworth DTM, member of Worthing Speakers and Eastbourne Speakers gives a five point approach to help you deliver a great speech every time! http://news.top-consultant.com/Why-every-presentation-needs-D.R.A.M.A.-11992.html (readership 173k)

Should you use notes when giving a speech? What are your options?

Bob Ferguson DTM, Herfordshire Speakers. http://talkbusinessmagazine.co.uk/2013/08/28/should-you-use-notes-when-giving-a-speech/

How business owners will benefit from joining a Toastmasters International public speaking club.

Knowing Your Business: online conversations. Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PR Officer is interviewed. http://knowingyourbusiness.co.uk/4th-september-2014-knowing-your-business-show-2/

10 reason why most presentations fail

by Barbara Moynihan (page 31) http://www.businessindependent.co.uk/digital_issue/sept_2014/

Ten ways to build rapport and engage your audience when presenting or speaking

by Dorothea Stuart DTM, District 91 PR Officer, shares http://thought-leadership.top-consultant.com/uk/FullArticle/3334/10-Ways-To-Build-Rapport-And-Engage-Your-Audience/ (readership 173k)

BBC Radio Wiltshire interview with President Yvonne Davis and VPE Bob Gaught Thamesdown Speakers

14 August 2014 http://d71.org/media/BBC_Wiltshire.mp3

How to deal with difficult questions when giving a speech or presentation

by Anthony Garvey, Tralee Toastmasters. http://passionforfreshideas.com/articles/deal-difficult-questions-giving-speech-presentation/

Tips on how to react on your feet if your business presentation is not going to plan

by Michael Collins, District PRO 2013-14
http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26799-tips-to-help-you-react-on-your-feet-if-a-business-presentation-goes-wrong

The many reasons why you should join Toastmasters Club

Anthony Garvey, Tralee Toastmasters a great article on Toastmasters
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/toastmasters-toast-to-90-years-of-speaking-in-public-263033.html

Breathing tips for public speakers and presenters

Another fantastic article by Toastmaster Tom Balmont of Reading Speakers Club.
http://www.economicvoice.com/breathing-tips-and-exercises-for-great-public-speaking/

How to bounce back from a brain freeze when delivering a presentation.

District Toastmaster of the year, Christina Hession, shares useful techniques.
http://www.trainingjournal.com/feature/articles-features-bouncing-back-from-presentation-brain-freeze/

How to make your presentation stick in the memory with 7 key techniques

by Eric Fitzpatrick
http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/24666-7-ways-to-make-your-presentation-message-stick

The importance of being able to sell yourself

Michael Collins, District PRO 2013-14, makes it into the Financial Times
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/02/06/ifa-industry/your-business/seven-steps-of-communication-to-sell-yourself-and-your-business-aSIlJPbIUauskv702Z2ywM/article.html

How to boost your confidence through public speaking

by Jim Davidson, Perth Toastmasters, Scotland, writes on one of the key soft skills in in the workplace.
http://www.the3rdimagazine.co.uk/2013/12/boosting-your-confidence-in-public-speaking/

How deal with heckling during a presentation / training.

Toastmaster Eric Fitzpatrick shares some techniques.
http://thought-leadership.top-consultant.com/UK/FullArticle.aspx?ID=2234

What we learn at a Toastmasters club – an interview with members of Thamesdown Speakers

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10162884.How_to_be_the_toast_of_all_your_friends/

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