London Victorians is a public speaking club based in Victoria, London. We are part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organisation founded by Ralph Smedley in 1924 for developing one’s public speaking and leadership skills through practice and peer to peer feedback.
Camila Toro joined London Victorians Toastmasters club with the aim of strengthening her public speaking skills in a supportive and ambitious environment. Just under a year later, not only has she achieved her goal, but she has also landed herself a public speaking slot at IsolaTED Talks, a new initiative inspired by Ted Talks. We’re so proud to see one of our members go on to do something so wonderfully inspiring!
Camila says: “Toastmasters has made me a confident speaker, able to take on challenges I never thought I could before. Recently, I got invited to speak at IsolaTED Talks – a UK initiative to raise awareness of loneliness during the lockdown.
“The opportunity was the perfect scene to practice all of the skills I’ve been able to harvest every week at London Victorians. After crafting the structure and narrative of my talk, I practiced in front of the club to get feedback from all levels of speakers and craft and improve it even more.
“I am very happy with an outcome which evidences what belonging to a hard-working, safe space and a constantly evolving group can offer you.”
Having spent several months conquering the virtual stage during this turbulent time, we want you – our members – to actively shape how our meetings work in the future and to explore what a return to in-person meetings might look like. And in true Toastmasters style, we’re going to hone our public speaking skills along the way.
Join us this coming Tuesday evening, on the 4th of August, for a unique facilitated open discussion. Bring along your best debating skills, flex your impromptu speaking muscles, and share your views on the location, length and content of our meetings. We really value your views, and we want to gather feedback from each and every one of our members.
We know it’s gloriously hot outside at the moment, and we know that not everyone loves Zoom meetings, but this is a really valuable opportunity to openly share your thoughts. Our open discussion kicks off at 6:45pm, and it’ll be done and dusted by 8pm sharp, so if you can’t make the whole meeting just come along for the first half.
We look forward to seeing you there, and to hearing your views.