Here’s what some members have said about the Club:

“Hamwic Speakers has helped me to gain lots of passion. It’s helped my speech and built my confidence. I would recommend Hamwic Speakers because it is fun and always has lots of humour.”

“Because my fellow members have been so supportive, I managed to overcome my shyness, speak before audiences and discover my potential as a leader.”

“Four months ago, I joined Toastmasters, after almost a year of scraping together enough courage to do so. And now, the change in my life is nothing short of miraculous. Life has become so much more – more to experience, more to live for, more fun. My personal and career goals have shifted, too.”

“I’d heard a few people enthusing about how much they had gained from belonging to Toastmasters elsewhere, so when I heard that there was a new club in Southampton I went along to have a look. I was immediately struck by the friendly and supportive atmosphere, with everybody sharing the same goals: to improve their speaking and listening skills. What I hadn’t expected to find was how enjoyable it was, and the mix of prepared and off the cuff speaking opportunities really gets the energy level up! I’d recommend anyone who wants to improve their confidence to come along and have a look”

“I joined Hamwic Speakers because I wanted to improve my public speaking skills and succeed at job interviews.  Attending Hamwic Speakers has improved my public speaking and communication skills in general and has helped me get a new job.  I was able to appear more confident and cope with presentations at interviews, which in the past has held me back.”

“Ever since I can remember, I have avoided public speaking like the plague. In secondary school I would call in sick if I was asked to present, in Law School I hid in the back of the class and pretended I was not there and during my career as a lawyer, I always had an excuse handy if I was asked to present to a group. Needless to say, my career aspirations were limited by my lack of confidence. In 2009, when my promotional objectives at work included presenting to the Board, I realised that I needed to do something about it, so I joined Hamwic Speakers.

“Over the last two years my public speaking ability and confidence have improved dramatically due to the skills acquired as a result of my membership at Hamwic. I am now proud to say, that when my father passed away in February 2011, I was able to speak eloquently about him in front of over 500 people. Thank you Hamwic Speakers for making that tribute to my father possible. Two years ago I would not have had the courage to do that.”

“Hamwic Speakers has helped me to communicate more effectively. It’s an excellent place to achieve your public speaking goals.”