Speakers Bureau


The District 91 Speakers Bureau is a fantastic group of experienced public speakers who are prepared to deliver external presentations and workshops, on their specialist topics, at local community clubs, organisations and institutions.

The Speakers Bureau provides the opportunity for our members to speak to non-Toastmasters audiences. In return, it provides clubs and organisations in the local community the opportunity to hear from competent speakers on a whole range of fascinating subjects.

Toastmasters is run by volunteers. Members of the Speakers Bureau may offer their time for free or charge depending on the event; at minimum expenses will need to be covered.

If you would like one of our speakers to present at your club or event then email our PR Manager Nigel Oseland or contact the speaker directly by clicking on their name below. D91 Toastmasters contact Nigel if you meet the criteria and would like to join the Speakers Bureau.

Speakers and Topics
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Ola Aralepo
Ola is a member of Tube Talk in London and twice District Humorous Speech Champion (2011 and 2017). He is also a professional counsellor and public speaking coach/trainer.

He is passionate and skilled at harnessing the power of humorous storytelling to facilitate emotional resilience and wellbeing through the original self-concept of Stand-Up Therapy™.
  • Humorous storytelling in the workplace
  • Stand-up therapy

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Florian Bay
Florian wanted to be a scientist when he was younger. He managed to achieve it after studying Chemistry at the University of Bath and subsequently working in the nuclear industry.

There, he observed first-hand the challenges that professionals in the energy field face with communicating their findings or arguments to lay audiences. He recently founded The Academy of Rhetoric to help professionals craft inspiring stories. Florian is a Distinguished Toastmaster and holds a Public Speaking Diploma through New Era Academy.
  • Public Speaking 1.0.1
  • The 3 Pillars of Leadership
  • The London Underground
  • Economics of Air Travel
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Space exploration
  • History of energy
  • France & Britain

Example Speeches

Carolina Castillo
Carolina is a keynote speaker and facilitator. She has 15 years of commercial experience with roles in customer service, procurement, business development and loyalty solutions.

She is the Past president of one of the most popular public speaking clubs in London.
  • Sales & payments
  • Customer loyalty
  • FinTec
  • Development
  • Performance
  • Women in business

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Ga Lok Chung
Ga Lok has been a member of Toastmasters for almost 10 years, during this time he has won the District Evaluation contest, founded several clubs and has visited most clubs in London where he is the General Evaluator without using notes.

He is a Management Consultant and presents at industry forums on digital change and how organisations delivery better experience in the age of the Customer.
  • Speech evaluations
  • Evaluating evaluators
  • Management consulting
  • Perfect presentations
  • Technology speeches
  • Business communication


Selina Griffin
Selina is a data analyst and professional speaker. She has worked for the University of Oxford and now works for QS, a commercial organisation that ranks universities. Her job sees her analysing data sets as well as giving presentations internationally both at conferences and to clients.

As a Toastmaster, she won the District 91 Humorous Speech contest in 2015 on her first attempt.
  • Data
  • Higher education
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership
  • Travel
  • Humour

Example speech

Nigel Oseland
Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, author, researcher, pundit, university lecturer and international speaker based in the Chilterns.

He draws on his psychology and research background to advise occupiers on how to rethink their workstyles and redesign their workplace to create environments that enhance individual performance and organisational productivity.
  • Workplace & productivity
  • Psychological needs
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Personality theory
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Change management
  • Wellness & wellbeing
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Agile working

Example presentations

Susan Shaw
Sue is a speaker and storyteller. She has been speaking to community groups for a number of years e.g. WI’s, retirement groups, church groups and horticultural societies.

Sue is a member of Bromley Speakers and lives in Maidstone, Kent. She is a qualified National Speaker with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies and an accredited WI speaker. She is also an Ambassador for Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford, Kent.
  • Road to Chelsea RHS Spring Show
  • An adventure in Peru
  • Jungle Tails in India
  • Experiences as a competitor and judge
  • Finding my voice through flowers

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