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An evening of “Spectacular Speeches”

The evening got off to a frantic start when we realised our meeting room had been double booked. The members quickly mobilised to set up an alternative meeting space at the Thistle Hotel. President Kristie West opened the meeting and spent some time explaining the importance of evaluations and the use of CRC (commendation, recommendation, […]

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The second meeting

On February 23rd Phoenix Speakers held its second meeting. Toastmaster, Andrew Smith, used the theme of “unusual skills” to introduce all of the speakers. Grammarian, Alex Hood, introduced two discreet words of the day: discrete and discreet. And timekeeper Simon Simpson kept everyone to time. Deborah Henley ran a lively Table Topics session based off […]

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A new club is born

On 9th of Feb 2011 Phoenix Speakers kicked off its very first meeting in fine style! A great audience made up of adventurous guests and loyal supporters from Cardinals, plus our sparkling President Kristie West, truly made it a night to remember! Toastmaster Laura McCracken set the tone for the evening with her “Bucket List” theme – things to make sure you do before […]

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