Author Archives: Andrew Nichols


A reminder that the two Leeds clubs are combining to bring a business feel to our usual meeting as part of Leeds Business Week – just two of the over 100 free events put on in an awesome week organised by the Yorkshire Mafia. If you want a friendly, supportive environment to… …practice your pitch …enhance your… Read More »

Why Toastmasters?

Do you remember us mentioning that White Rose Speakers and Leeds City Toastmasters are going to be working together during Leeds Business Week? Well, a few of our members jumped at the chance to work together a bit earlier with a bit of impromptu speaking. Put in front of a camera and prompted by a… Read More »

Pitch Perfect 2015

 White Rose Speakers and Leeds City Toastmasters are pleased to announce that we will once again be participating in Leeds Business Week, an asset that belongs to the Leeds business community. Presentation and leadership skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary… Read More »

Build your confidence

Sadly the Toastmasters year comes to an end on 30 June, so White Rose Speakers has been reflecting on a fantastic year for the club. Having only been a fully fledged Toastmasters club for 3 years, we have worked very hard and progressed rapidly over the last three years to the point that we will receive… Read More »

New year, new you?

Happy New Year!   If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to become more confident, practise your public speaking/presentation/leadership skills, make new friends, try something different, or even just to get out of the house a couple of times a month then give White Rose Speakers a try! Start the year as you mean to go… Read More »

15 Minutes of Fame

You might recall that Andy Nichols, one of the members of White Rose Speakers, recently won the Area Humorous Speech contest. Not one to pass up a chance to practice his public speaking, when given the opportunity to re-run his contest winning speech at work he jumped at the chance, and the result is below. We… Read More »

Pitched Perfectly?

Thank you to all involved in putting together last night’s joint meeting as part of Leeds Business Week, and to those who came along an participated. We had a great evening with lots of really brave guests and budding speakers. We hope that our visitors got a feel for what Toastmasters has to offer them,… Read More »

Pitch Perfect

Join us on Thursday 16 October 2014, for a joint event between Leeds City Toastmasters and White Rose Speakers. Pitch Perfect, part of Leeds Business Week, will give attendees some of the skills and experience they need to perfect their business pitch: Practice your elevator pitch in a friendly, supportive environment. Explore our world-class training program… Read More »

2014 Area 15 humorous speech contest winners!

On a day filled with laughter, Andy Nichols of Leeds and Andrew Miller of Doncaster took the honours in the Toastmasters Area 15 humorous and impromptu speaking contests which were recently held in Doncaster. Andy (representing White Rose Speakers with a speech entitled “15 minutes of fame”) fought off stiff competition to win the humorous… Read More »