This is the official podcast of the Toastmasters Heart of England Speakers Podcast
Episode 16 - The Art of PowerPoint
Some people hate it, others like myself are fans of PowerPoint. In this podcast, I walk you through my tips on how to create a visually impactful PowerPoint presentation.
Episode 15 - Speak Like a Champion with Steve Day
Our guest this week loves to compete. He was our club president. He won best Heart of England speaker multiple times and has distinguished himself at the area and division level. Steve Day is here to share his insight on competing at the club level and beyond. He is an engineer, an artist, and a very entertaining speaker. The mythical tale of the dart competition has enshrined Steve forever as a Heart of England speaking legend. Do not miss it! #toastmasters #toastmastersinternational #wearetoastmasters #heartofengland #publicspeaking #solihull
Episode 14 - The Future of Colour with Swarnim Verma
Today, we have a special guest on the Heart of England Speakers podcast: Swarnim Verma. She discusses her upbringing in India and Dubai. She then details her journey to becoming a digital artist that took her all the way to France at ISD Rubika in Valenciennes (France). To earn her diploma, Swarnim and her peers had to give a 35-minute speech in English in front of a jury of five industry professional. That is one third of their final grade. Swarnim does all her work in computer graphics. Her fabrics are flowing and photorealistic, not to mention with some dazzling colour combinations. Don't miss her work online!
Swarnim's portfolio on Behance
Episode 13 - The Secrets of Great Evaluations with Rachael McNidder
Are you listening? REALLY listening? Sounds familiar? The podcast is back after a small hiatus and say hello again to Rachael, our club champion, and the area champion for evaluations. Today’s podcast is an educational from Rachael herself. How can you give better evaluations? Listen to Rachael as she gives us all the secrets to deliver better evaluations, from the champion herself.
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Episode 12 - Packing A Punch With Deb Hawken
The headline of her own website says she shares "an empowering message of hope and infinite possibilities". When you get to meet her, you will know that this is not hyperbole: she packs the most emotional punches in her speeches She is a 100 word per minute typist, a martial artist and a Heart of England Club champion speaker: say hello to Deb Hawken. In this episode we talk to Deb about her fascinating life and her Toastmaters journey.
Episode 11 - Acting Your Speech With Sanat Shelat
He is one of the most accomplished speakers in our club's history. Yet there was a time he had real difficulties to make himself understood. Follow Sanat's journey as a young Indian boy who did not speak English all the way to one of the best speakers you will ever see. Sanat is a master at using body language to give life to his speeches. He is sharing his techiniques with us today. All our episodes are available as audio podcasts. Only some are available with video. This is definitely an episode you will want to see, link to our YouTube video included!