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.
We all define community differently, but what we all have in common is the sense of support in working towards the same goal. London Victorians’ mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. I feel very lucky to be a part of this inspiring community and as a president of the club I would love every member to achieve their full potential. However, this is a common effort from every one of us to make it happen. Keep up the good job Victorians😊!
According to this test If you want to test the strength of the community – just ask someone for a favour and see if they help. Looking at what we have done as a club so far – I left me assured this is a very strong community!
London Victorians crate a great community both offline (thanks for everyone who came over for drinks on Friday! For those who could not make it – let’s meet up for Christmas drinks after the meeting on the 10th Dec) and online.
We have a few social platforms carefully curated by Lucy Rosa. I encourage you to check Twitter – I had a good chuckle over her posts 😊
This is a place where we can network professionally and help each other to leverage our career progress. Our Vice President of Mentoring – Stephanie Walker, will be launching a buddy up programme, aiming to match members around their areas of professional interest.
You can also be a social media star by taking up a Meeting Reporter Role. It’s very easy but help us a lot! Just write a few words (up to 500) about the meeting – what made you laugh, what have you learned, you favourite tip etc.
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?