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International member

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Today we bid a fond farewell to our member from China who has been with us for the past year. Qiwei ‘Eagle’ Li had previously belonged to a club in his university town in southwest China. He joined Hamwic Speakers shortly after arriving in Southampton for a one year postgraduate course and quickly became a […]

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A Flying Start for Air Ambulance Presenters

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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 […]

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Get out more with Hamwic Speakers

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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 […]

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District Conference Showcases Hamwic Speakers

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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 […]

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New meeting room

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We’ve got a new meeting room! After months of negotiation we’re pleased to announce that Hamwic Speakers will be permanently relocating to the Performance Studio at Tauntons College. This larger space will offer better accommodation for our fast growing club. Members who attended our fifth birthday party had a preview of the room which offers […]

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Your club needs you

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Run by a committee of volunteers, Hamwic Speakers Toastmasters club provides a supportive learning atmosphere to empower members with personal development of leadership and communication skills. The Toastmasters’s committee year runs from 1 July – 30 June, and with less than two months remaining in the current year, elections for our club’s 2014-15 committe will be happening […]

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Public speaking scaring you to death? Try R.I.P!

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The following article was written by Robin Chawner, DTM, and was published in Issue 81 of the Hampshire Independent on 14 March 2014. Robin is an active Toastmaster in multiple clubs across Hampshire, including Hamwic Speakers. His article is published here with his permission. Public speaking scaring you to death? Try R.I.P! In a top ten list […]

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Hamwic Speakers 5th Birthday Party

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Over the past 5 years, Hamwic Speakers, Southampton’s Toastmasters International Club, has helped members of all backgrounds from across the city improve their public speaking and leadership skills. To celebrate the achievements of our members, we hosted a 5th birthday party on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. The meeting was attended […]

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Club Awards Evening 2013

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At our annual awards evening and holiday party in December, Hamwic Speakers celebrated our club members’ accomplishments in 2013. Toastmaster of the Year Nominated and voted for by our club, Diane Chamberlain won the Hamwic Speakers’ 2013 Toastmaster of the Year award. This award recognises outstanding personal achievement and involvement with the club. Diane, who […]