Tag Archives: Northampton Speakers

Table Topics: Power of four words

The power of four!

The theme of this meeting was New Year resolutions one months on. To keep with the theme as Table-topics master I looked up pages from Internet on resolutions and goals etc.  I then used a text analyzer to generate keywords. I removed a few that were silly. Originally I intended to let … Continue Reading ››

Project 3 Communicating on Video “When you are the host”

The brief

“A talk show host must be knowledgeable about each guest, be able the phrase questions well, be able to handle different personalities, and make guest feel relaxed an comfortable. Carefully prepare for an interview, finding out as much as possible about the guest and the topics to be discussed. Consider your audience’s knowledge of … Continue Reading ››

Educational Speech: Finding New Members For Your Club


Within the Leadership track of Toastmasters there are several sets of educational speeches designed to help members and officers create a more effective Toastmasters’ experience. The speech is drawn from the Successful Club Series and pitched at a formative point within the life of prospective club Northampton Speakers. See it on Toastmasters HQ website here:   Continue Reading ››

28/4/2014 Northampton Speakers 4th Meeting

Four Toastmasters and four welcome guest gathered in the board room at Billing road for a fun night. Awards went to Josie for a début win with table topics and Daniel won humour. Next meeting is 19th of May at 53 Billing road, Northampton, with Daniel as Toastmaster-of-the-Evening.

Project 3: Yarns from the farm

Speech 3 from the The Entertaining Speaker (2007-06) manual - Make Them Laugh.


Prepare a humorous speech drawn from your own experience. Strengthen the speech by adapting and personalizing humorous material from outside sources. Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humour effective. Speech timings:  5:00, 6:00, 7:00

The Speech

#### Farmers?  What are Farmers? I will tell you what … Continue Reading ››