Category Archives: Blog

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 »

How Toastmasters helps all areas of your life

Toastmasters helps you develop public speaking and leadership skills. It says that on the tin. However, when you really get into it, Toastmasters offers so much more than that. It gives you the confidence to go out there and face your fears. Eighteen months ago, I attended my first Toastmasters meeting. I didn’t realise at… Read More »

Leeds clubs shine at Area 15 contest at Hull

The Area 15 (comprising of clubs from Hull, Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield and Cummins) was held at Holiday Express Inn, Hull on 7th Apr 2013. Leeds clubs (White Rose Speakers and Leeds City Toastmasters) were represented by three contestants – Chris Worfolk (International speaking – Leeds City Toastmasters and Evaluation – White Rose Speakers), Erik Bentham… Read More »

2013 Speech & Evaluation Contest

Exciting close call for White Rose Speakers’ first Evaluation Contest in Wednesday 27th! Evaluating Kartik Vaidyanathan’s excellent, interesting and funny speech entitled “What’s in a Name”, our VPE Chris Worfolk took first place and will represent White Rose at the Area Contest in Hull on 7th April. He was closely followed by runners-up Jerry Craggs… Read More »

Riviera Renaissance conference

This Spring’s District 71 conference – the time when everyone from the UK and Ireland comes together, is taking place from the 10th to the 12th of May in Torquay.  That’s quite a drive, but does that mean that Leeds won’t be putting up much representation? Of course not! As well as the usual suspects,… Read More »