Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kings Speakers?
Kings Speakers is a Toastmasters club, which although open to all, it’s primarily aimed at people with speech difficulties or those who have social anxiety.
When do you meet?
Please take a look at our meetings & events schedule. As a guest, you do not have to say anything, pay anything, or do anything–you can simply turn up and watch!
As a guest, do I need to confirm my attendance?
There is no need for you to confirm your attendance as a guest; you are most welcome to just show up at one of our meetings.
As a guest, do I need to prepare anything in advance of the meeting?
No, there is no need for you to have anything ready for the meeting. You will not be asked to present yourself or to do anything that you do not want to do.
What are the benefits of Toastmasters?
Toastmasters delivers many benefits, including improved communication skills, higher self-confidence and self-esteem levels, increased leadership skills, and not to mention an increased social circle!
What specifically do I gain by being a member?
As a member, you will:
get the opportunity to improve your communication skills by presenting speeches, and take on speaking roles at meetings
gain leadership skills by doing various roles
participate in events at other clubs if you so wish
receive a monthly magazine from Toastmasters international
be able to take part in two speech contests each year
How much is it?
Please remember that Kings Speakers is a non-profit making organisation, and all fees are used to pay for the club running costs.
Six monthly membership is only £72—this is pro-rated depending on which month you join in. For new members, there is an additional £20 charge for accessing the Pathway of your choice. More information on how the fees are calculated can be found here.
How do I pay?
You can pay by cash, credit or debit card at the end of the meeting, cheque (payable to “Kings Speakers”), bank transfer, or online when submitting your application. You can ask one of our committee members for the bank details.
Who can I talk to for more details?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any other resources and links your members have found useful?
Here are a few:
www.toastmasters.org - find out more about Toastmasters International.
www.mcguireprogramme.com - learn about a technique to help you control your stammer.
CityLit - find out more about Speech Therapy courses provided by CityLit.
www.stammering.org - find out more about the British Stammering Association.
https://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Infostuttering/Harrison/redefining-stuttering.pdf - Read ‘Redefining Stuttering’ by John Harrison in full on PDF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6yjJGp1v0 Watch Ben Starling's speech writing workshop 'Lift Your Language'