NLP Workshop

This Tuesday we has a fantastic workshop lead by NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trainer, Maggie Albrecht!

She delved into techniques for connecting with our audience, ‘reading the room’ and channeling confidence (something all budding public speakers could use). ‘The Principles of Success’ she covered could be applied to our future speeches and also to our lives.

Maggie knows NLP back to front and her session was both informative and inspiring. She left us thinking.. What’s the best possible outcome of today?

Wickedly Worldly

This week at London Victorians we celebrated Halloween the only we know how.. With wonderful, wicked, whimsical words!

From Australia to Peru, cults to clocks, poems to peasants, Tuesday’s meeting took as on a journey through the underworld. Our bloody Toastmaster, Annabel, even dressed us for the occasion!

We devoured some bone chilling speeches and learnt a lot, like how to avoid the choking grasp of a cult and that most of our fellow Toastmasters grew up in countries where Halloween was just a myth.

Thank you everyone who made this a night so deadly!

Best Speaker: Massimo, ‘Cults: How To Get In / How To Get Out’
Best Table Topics: Washington, tales of Halloweens past
Best Evaluator: Lucy, on Harry’s ‘ The greatest dish in the world’

Al, our devious Gramarian
Eeanor, possessed by Oscar Wilde reading ‘The Ballard of Reading Gaol’
Count von Count speaking on his favorite topic, clocks!
Paulina, our petrifying RINGleader

Who you gonna call?!

TOASTBUSTERS – A Halloween special!

Come and join us for a spine tinging meeting next Tuesday..

My, It has been quite a ride!

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome onboard! Greetings from Captain Paulina and  London Victorians crew. Fasten your seat belt and get ready for a joyful Toastmasters’ ride! 

We took off with a roar of applause for members of  London Victorians who made colossal contributions to the club and received Quarterly Award as a result. We have given awards in the following categories:

Congratulations to all winners! Next time it could be YOU! 

The rain has stopped some on their tracks and for Harry, it was an opportunity to step into the Toastmaster role last minute, hence the theme of the night was – “opportunity”.   

(Perhaps it is an impact of the power pose :)?

For those who do not take an opportunity, they have to make an excuse. Table Topics, driven by Priyendan, included some great ideas on what to say if you ever got woken up on your desk by your boss, or if you ever got caught playing games on your phone at a funeral. These are, no doubt, very practical examples of how to use your Toastmasters’ experience in everyday life:)

Whatever you say, say it with your body

Last Tuesday was the end of the renewal period and sadly a few of the members had to get off. They have moved on in their lives – geographically or metaphorically, but it was great to share the journey together!
Instead, we welcomed onboard three new members and we look forward to adding more potential ‘passengers’ among seventeen guests, who came to visit us last week

As the ride continued, we had a chance to listen to two fantastic ice-breakers. Massimo smashed it with his speech “How to remember names ”

What was his name again? 🙂

When you embark on Toastmasters’ you may not know your destination, but it is about the journey – exploring your creativity, stretching your comfort zone, reaching your full potential and of course – improving your public speaking skills!

My, what a ride it has been! Thank you for choosing London Victorians. See you same time next week!