Shropshire Speakers Group Toast to Success

A local not-for-profit speaking organisation celebrated reaching a membership milestone by hosting a special evening earlier this month.
The Shropshire group of the internationally-renowned Toastmasters organisation hosted an official dinner last week, to celebrate achieving Chartered status after welcoming its 20th member. The accolade enables the group to benefit from recognition in the official Toastmasters’ community, as well as allowing the group to participate in national and international competitions with fellow speaking groups.

Samantha Warner, President of the Telford-based group, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to achieve Chartered status, and we had a fantastic evening celebrating. Achieving this official status is extremely exciting for our members, as many are eager to practise their news skills in dedicated competitions, and it also affirms our position within the speaking community.
The special event, which took place at the Gray’s Hotel, Telford, saw members turn out to celebrate and hear an address from Toastmasters’ District Governor, Freddie Daniells, who revealed some tips on how to most effectively evaluate speeches, as well as Area Governor, John Cox, who formally welcomed the newly Chartered group.
“As an organisation, we teach our members communication, leadership, and speaking skills, and attendees are encouraged to put their new skills into practice by taking on speaking roles at each session. I’d encourage anyone interested in improving their communication skills to come along to one of our sessions, which are held every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Gray’s Hotel in Telford from 7:20pm until 9:45pm. I would urge anyone interested to reserve a seat by calling 07973 490150 or visiting for more information,” Sam concluded.

Toastmasters is an internationally-recognised, non for profit organisation that aims to conquer people’s fear of public speaking, by teaching methods of communication, leaderships and skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Since its launch in California in 1924, the organisation has helped over 4,000,000 million adults, and currently has approximately 280,000 global members attending one of 13,500 clubs, across 116 countries.



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