Division B

Division B contests – results!

From Florian Bay, Division B Director

Over 200 Toastmasters and friends from all over London enjoyed an excellent Saturday in the splendour of Freemasons’ Hall while attending London Speaking Forum 2017 and the Division B InternDiv B Evaluation winner 2017ational Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest.

The workshops on offer covered topics such as rhetoric, body language, trust and storytelling. All the workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by those present and attendees also drew inspiration from two pre-contest keynote addresses by Toastmaster Bob Ferguson and by Peter Botting.

The standard in both contests was extremely high. In the morning, the best evaluators from West London regaled the audience with in depth-analysis of a mystery speech about Meritocracy. Our international speech contestants finished the day by inspiring the audience with subjects including fighting fires in the jungle and climbing Alpine peaks.

A thoroughly excellent day enjoyed by everyone present!


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Breakfast Briefing – 7 February

We have invited the HR Directors of a number of large companies and Government Departments based in London to find out how Toastmasters International can help their organisation strengthen their employees’ communication and leadership skills.

We are holding a breakfast briefing, free of charge, at 08:30 on Tuesday 7th February at Premier Meetings, London Victoria, 82-83 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PS.

The briefing lasts about an hour and will give them an introduction to how Toastmasters works, the benefits for their organisation and their staff, and share exciting news about the new Toastmasters Pathways programme.

If you know of an organisation that would like to attend, please email me to register. The briefing is limited to the first 20 confirmed delegates.

 Andy Hammond DTM
Club Growth Director

District 91 – UK South

email: andythammond@btinternet.com

Join us for the documentary SPEAK

From London Division B Toastmasters

Join us for a screening of SPEAK the movie with Thien Trang Nguyen Phan, Finalist at 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking. Register here on Thursday 24 November 6.30pm-9pm, Canary Wharf.


SPEAK is a documentary film about the fear of public speaking, and the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Captured over an almost two year journey it all culminates in a week of fascinating human drama in Calgary, Alberta, after which one person is crowned “World Champion of Public Speaking”. Funny, inspiring, moving, and utterly absorbing, SPEAK follows the trail of those brave souls who take on the fear of public speaking – the world’s #1 fear – and live to tell the tale.

Funny, inspiring and moving, SPEAK tells a story about hope, perseverance and transformation – a story we can all relate to.

One of the 2016 Finalists of the World Champion of Public Speaking will be joining us for this event. Thien Trang Nguyen Phan represented our District this August in Washington DC and became the first member from the UK since the early 2000s to win her semi-final and to compete in the final. Thien Trang will be sharing her story and experiences in Washington with us.

Where and when?

Citicriers Toastmasters, E14 5LB (full details when you register). Thursday 24 November, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

This will be a FREE event, but attendees must pre-book attendance here


And are invited to donate £3 on the day to help pay for the costs of screening the movie. A raffle will be held on the evening with prizes at the end of the event!

Watch the movie trailer here: https://vimeo.com/41858237

Congratulations to our Winners

Our 2016 District 91 Table Topics Champion is:

Andrew Klimaytys

Our 2016 District 91 Humorous Speech Champion is:

Dallas Leigh-Martene

Many congratulations to both of them.



Come to our evaluation workshop 13 Oct

From Jirina Andrews, President London Corinthians

Join London Corinthians for an interactive workshop on Thursday 13 October Evaluate with Purpose by Catherine Casale, CC, CL

London CorinthiansThe workshop covers why to evaluate, key evaluation concepts, and how to analyse a speech. The workshop will include three prepared speeches followed by evaluations using different methods of analysis. After each evaluation the audience will give additional feedback to the speaker, practicing the same method of analysis. The thinking and feedback skills strengthened by evaluating are useful in every area of life!

When 13 October at 7.15 pm for 7.30 start

Where Tate Modern Room, Double Tree Victoria, London SW1V 1QA (towards the back of Victoria Station)