Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2015’

  • I am not a teacher but an awakener

    By Clodagh Phelan “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost. There are many quotes about mentoring. And even more about teaching. I like this one from the poet Robert Frost because it seems to capture the essence of mentoring. To explain that …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Bianca Tait

    Bianca Tait is the current joint VP-PR of Early Bird Speakers, she is the brainchild behind the weekly EBS Member interviews.   As part of her duties as PR, she takes the EBS weekly meeting photos and uploads them to social media and generally posts …

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  • Work the Room

    DELE OGUN Member Dele Ogun isn’t just a fantastic speaker, he’s also the writer of ‘The Law, The Lawyers and The Lawless’ – an autobiography that is as much about the English Bar as it is about the author.    Among the anecdotes in the …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Mame-Yaa Bonsu

    Mame-Yaa is a Sales & Business Development Manager at J.P.Morgan covering Frontier Markets.  She lives in Surrey.  Mame-Yaa is multi-facted and has a passion for horse polo, performing arts and entrepreneurship. What brought you to EBS? I was always on the look out for the …

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  • Toastmasters Plus

    The Linguist – Introduction   Best Table Topic Voted Best Table Topic   Table Topics Evaluation   Prepared Speeches Voted Best Speech       Speech Evaluation       Speech Evaluation       Speech Evaluation Voted Best Evaluation   The Linguist – Evaluation …

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  • Taking the Plunge: the value of Toastmasters membership

    BY NINA, ACG, ALB Standing in front of a group and speaking for the first time, for some of us, can be petrifying, and I was certainly one cut from that cloth. I can distinctly recall a moment in my youth when I loved being …

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  • Bianca Tait

    On 9th April 2015, Bianca Tait was the second person to receive the prestigious President’s Award. This was awarded for: Being absolutely tireless in how she gets us all involved in the club’s interests with her encouraging spirit. She is brilliant in creating an ongoing …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Mutsuyuki Tokeshi

    Mutsuyuki Tokeshi (Yuki) studied Arabic and Spanish at Girton College, Cambridge and is now working as cabin crew for a major gulf airline. Before taking to the skies he worked as a Harry Potter Tour Guide and performed stand-up on the London comedy circuit. What brought …

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  • Hope

    The Linguist – Introduction   Best Table Topic Voted Best Table Topic   Table Topics Evaluation   Challenges, Goals & Achievements Competent Communication Manual #1 – The Ice Breaker (4:00-6:00 min) Speak before an audience; Use existing speaking skills; Introduce self to fellow club members.. …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Reena Bajaj

    Reena is an accomplished engineer and, after working for a few years in the corporate sector, she decided to use her skills to support organisations providing quality education to underprivileged children.   Currently, she is the head of technology and impact in an education charity …

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