At the heart of Southampton
Hamwic Speakers is a nonprofit public speaking club in Southampton, and it is run by a volunteer committee. Today many people are more comfortable communicating by email or phone, rather than face-to-face. Speaking to large or small groups, or even one to one, can be a nerve racking or stressful experience. At Hamwic Speakers, we create a friendly supportive environment where you can learn how to overcome these challenges and transform your public speaking into an enjoyable and successful experience.
Hamwic Speakers is affiliated to Toastmasters International and is part of District 91 (UK South). Toastmasters gives us access to a massive range of learning resources to help develop public speaking and leadership skills.
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Helping To Develop Your Speaking Skills
Whatever stage you are at in developing your public speaking and presentation skills, Hamwic Speakers is a friendly and supportive group of beginner and experienced speakers that meets twice a month to develop our public speaking skills. We have a very diverse range of members of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Apart from developing your speaking and leadership skills, it’s a great way of meeting a wide range of new friends. Come along free of charge as a visitor to find out for yourself.
Develop Your Leadership Skills Too
As a member of the Southampton branch of Toastmasters, you can learn how to successfully formulate, express and sell your ideas and yourself and reduce the nervousness you feel when you speak. You’ll also improve your ability to listen and evaluate other people’s ideas. As well as developing speaking skills, there’s a whole set of structured leadership development opportunities too. Although most members join just to improve their speaking skills, they soon find out that they learn a whole lot more than that.
Part Of A Larger Network Around The World
Established eight years ago, we are affiliated to Toastmasters International – a worldwide, nonprofit organisation of budding public speakers just like you. This gives us access to Toastmasters’ resources, enabling us to offer powerful public speaking training to Southampton and South Hampshire based on proven Toastmasters techniques. We truly believe that there is no better form of public speaking training in Southampton and we would love for you to come and join us. Use the form below to book a free guest visit.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International has more than 350 000 members in more than 15 000 clubs across 142 countries. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.
Members of Hamwic Speakers benefit from learning material available from Toastmasters, and can visit other Toastmasters Clubs anywhere in the UK or worldwide or participate in regional competitions.
Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through its worldwide network of clubs.
Hamwic Speakers works with other local sister clubs in the South of England conference and speaking contests. Find out more in this fascinating behind the scenes film of the contestants' preparations:
Meetings are held on 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays of every month at Richard Taunton’s College, Southampton, SO15 5RL Room 105 at 7:15pm
From the front door of Tauntons College, just follow the trail of Hamwic Speakers signs across the courtyard and down the corridor.
Several members of Hamwic Speakers are enthusiastic supporters of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, so when the locally based charity approached us to help develop the skills of their volunteer presenters, we jumped at the chance. It’s an interesting assignment which lends itself well to applying Toastmasters evaluation techniques. The Air Ambulance […]
Every year for the past 5 years Hamwic Speakers has held an outdoor meeting around Southampton. With our normal venue Taunton’s College being closed for the school summer holiday, it’s an ideal excuse to get out of our comfort zone and take to the streets – literally. The City of Southampton is not short of […]
The 2017 Toastmasters UK South ‘District 91’ Conference was held in Southampton on 5-7 May, a once in a decade opportunity for the Southampton club to be right at the heart of national Toastmasters activity. The two day conference was opened by the Mayor of Southampton Cathy Mcewing and Toastmasters International Global President Mike Storkey […]
"There are three things I particularly like about TM:
1) The rate of improvement I see in people. It's amazing to see how fast they progress, and enjoyable to watch. It's also nice to feel I'm making progress myself.
2) The friendliness. Hamwic is a very warm, welcoming club, where I've always been made to feel at home.
3) The positive atmosphere. In feedback from other members, and particularly evaluations, people always find good things to say about my speeches, no matter how little I give them to work with."