You never know just when you might be asked to speak at a wedding, give a toast, provide feedback to a colleague or make that crucial sales pitch to a potential customer!

At Woodford Green Speakers Club, we have been helping people to come out of their comfort zone, find their confidence and develop the public speaking and leadership skills needed to respond to such requests.

We’ve put together some time-tested resources from Toastmasters International, to provide you with on the spot primers for when those ‘moments’ suddenly arrive!

Do visit us at a meeting when you are ready to move out of that comfort zone and take on more!

Job Interviews

Interview with confidence through focused listening, articulate responses and effective body language. Following these tips will empower you to impress others.

Managing Fear

Are you afraid of the unknown? Does the fear of failure send you running for the hills? Understanding anxiety, as well as how to control its physical manifestations, will help make you a more confident public speaker.

Five Basic Public Speaking Tips

Master a topic and present it well. Following these tips will ensure your next speech goes smoothly and your audience gets more out of the experience.

How to Give a Toast

Life is full of special occasions; someday you may be called upon to say a few special words. If you’re not well-prepared, your best intentions can fall flat. Learn what to do — and what not to do — to make the most of the moment.

Knowing Your Audience

Whether you’re speaking to a small group of corporate stockholders or an international society of zookeepers, following these guidelines will help you deliver an authentic speech that meets and exceeds audience expectations.

How To Offer Feedback

In a Toastmasters meeting, constructive feedback breeds the confidence that leads to success. Learn how to critique the performance, not the person.


Using Humour in Speeches

Humor makes a good speech great, but you don’t have to be a comedian to garner laughs. These tips offer ways to integrate appropriate humor into any presentation.


Here are some more great resources with practical tips to guide you through almost any event involving an audience, including business presentations and various special occasions. In addition, you’ll find advice on managing your stage fright and finding speech topics.