A warm Welcome from David Collins, President of Hamwic Speakers.
Do you feel unconfident in public situations? Have you in fact lost your confidence due to a situation or an event that happened to you? Have you had a work promotion and are now expected to “perform” or “function” at a higher level? Have you in fact always had a confidence issue with speaking in public?
We can help….
Hamwic Speakers is the “International Toastmasters” public speaking club for Southampton . The club was formed in 2009 and each year our club has achieved high levels of recognition within the Toastmasters system and has evolved into one of the leading clubs in the South of England. Our membership has grown over the recent years and we are recognised as being an “outstanding club” that helps people to build confidence and to achieve their goals. We are very proud to win awards from the international organisation for our work and achievements.
At Hamwic Speakers we use the International “Toastmasters” tried and tested program of learning which has been perfected over 90 years and has helped many millions of people worldwide. The international programme helps and develops members to gain the confidence and the ability they need to speak with ease and without anxiety or concern in the many different situations. This includes social occasions such as being with groups of friends or work and professional environments.
Many people who walk through the door of Hamwic Speakers are initially very nervous and reluctant to get involved but through the friendly and supportive atmosphere even the most nervous person can make progress and start to “step outside of their comfort zone”. The club has an active mentoring system particularly focussed on the newer members to help them find their feet and to set them on their way.
We would love you to come and see what we do, new members and developing people are the primary focus of the club, every one of us has been that slightly anxious person not knowing whether they should or should not visit and that is without exception. So if you can relate to this and feel the same way about public speaking or you just want to improve and hone your skills I encourage you to come along to one of our regular meetings as our guest free of charge and see for yourself what Toastmasters’ and Hamwic Speakers can offer you.
You can ask some of our members personally how they have benefitted from their Toastmasters experiences, there is always someone who will put you at ease and tell you how Toastmasters has helped them.
Follow the page “Where to find us” link above which tell you when and where we meet. We meet weekly throughout the year on Tuesday evenings and we will always offer you a warm welcome.
I will personally greet you when you arrive and will explain what to expect. It’s very organised and fun and there is absolutely no pressure to join in as a guest but you can take your time to observe others and pick up tips!
We hope to see you there.
Club President 2022-23