Communicate with Confidence

For me the Toastmaster experience is invaluable. Firstly, it gives me the opportunity to practise speaking and experiment with new ideas in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Secondly, it gives me the chance to learn so much from others, whatever their level of expertise. And thirdly, it means I spend time with real people who enjoy life. What better way to share this journey?
Paul, Bedford

Are you scared of speaking in public? Nervous about that Best Man speech? Worried about making presentations at work? Then you've come to the right place!

Since 2006, Bedford Speakers has been helping people in the Bedford area to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. We aim to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

How does it work?

We have a ‘learn by doing’ approach. Our members work through a programme of ten speeches designed to develop a variety of public speaking skills, and also carry out a variety of other meeting roles to practice skills such as listening and giving feedback. Each member works at their own pace – some people like to throw themselves into giving speeches straight away, while others prefer to spend some time attending meetings and carrying out smaller roles to build up their confidence.

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Want to know more about us?

As well as browsing this site, you are welcome to come along to any of our club meetings at no charge, where you'll get the chance to meet our members and see what happens at a typical meeting. Directions on how to find us can be found here.

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I'm doing the agendas for tomorrow's meeting now. Any further changes will have to be sorted out on the night. Technology permitting, it should be a fun meeting. ...

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A masterclass in using language to good (and humorous) effect. And on this occasion Carlin keeps his language uncharacteristically clean... So if you're looking to impress the Grammarian (or win Best Humour!) in your next speech, enjoy (then study) this.... ...

George Carlin speaks about the language of politics

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