Trojan Speakers

Membership

Joining Trojans is easy – the first step is just to turn up to one of our meetings as a guest.  You can get in touch with us to make sure the meeting is actually on, or you can just come along on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Meeting Details

St. Aidan’s Hall
St. Andrews Church Centre
Mount Park Road
Ealing
W5 2RS

Doors open 19:00
Meeting starts 19:30
Meeting ends 21:30

Our meetings are chaired by a Toastmaster for the evening.  Their role is to facilitate the meeting, to make sure that every item on the agenda is given its fair due, and to make sure that everyone who wants to participate gets an opportunity to do so.  It’s a big responsibility, but luckily we have a whole team of club members who relish the challenge. 

On top of that, each meeting is ably supported by a Timekeeper, a Grammarian and a Harkmaster.  The Timekeeper helps everyone keep to their alloted times and they will keep a list of times for all speakers to help us learn how to delivery speeches to a deadline.  Our Grammarian selects a word of the day and challenges us to incorporate that word in speeches that we deliver for the rest of the meeting, and may also keep an eye on interesting uses of vocabulary displayed during various speeches.  Finally, the Harkmaster’s job is to make sure that we all learn to listen and otherwise pay attention, and they do that by running a short quiz at the end of ech meeting, which usually involves some sort of prize for right answers.

Our meetings are chaired by a Toastmaster for the evening.  Their role is to facilitate the meeting, to make sure that every item on the agenda is given its fair due, and to make sure that everyone who wants to participate gets an opportunity to do so.  It’s a big responsibility, but luckily we have a whole team of club members who relish the challenge. 

On top of that, each meeting is ably supported by a Timekeeper, a Grammarian and a Harkmaster.  The Timekeeper helps everyone keep to their alloted times and they will keep a list of times for all speakers to help us learn how to delivery speeches to a deadline.  Our Grammarian selects a word of the day and challenges us to incorporate that word in speeches that we deliver for the rest of the meeting, and may also keep an eye on interesting uses of vocabulary displayed during various speeches.  Finally, the Harkmaster’s job is to make sure that we all learn to listen and otherwise pay attention, and they do that by running a short quiz at the end of each meeting, which usually involves some sort of prize for right answers.

Costs

£20 Joining Fee

£66 Every Six Months

Come to as many sessions as you like when a member.

No extra charge for our specialist workshops or debate club.

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Learning is a huge part of being a Trojans Speakers member.  As such, we thrive on feedback, and each speaker has a named evaluator tasked with giving them feedback on their speech.  Feedback can be general on everthing, or the speaker can ask the evaluator to look out for specific factors to help them develop their sspeechcraft.  Evaluating is a skill in itself, and is a very useful exercise with paraallels in both business and personal situations, but on top of that it also helps you become a better speaker yourself.

Finally, we offer an informal mentorship programme within Trojan Speakers.  This means that new members can ask ask of the experienced club members for guidance for developing themselves as a speaker, and if there is someone you really want to learn from you can adopt a slightly more formal mentoring relationship.

All in all, this is the best place to learn public speaking skills that will help you throughout your life.