Welcome!
Curious as to what our meetings are like? Please come along, free, as our guest. There’s a form below. Just tell us when you would like to come and we’ll come back to you. Assume it’s fine unless we say otherwise. It’s more so we can keep an eye open for you on those dates

You may have questions like where do you meet! The Q&As section below should help. If not, just mail us:

contact@hullspeakers.org


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Questions you may have – and answers!

When do you meet and where?

When: The second and fourth Tuesday of the month except December when it is the first Tuesday only. The dates are on the form above.

Where? The Holiday Inn Express, Ferensway, Hull HU28LN

Is there parking and where?

Yes, lots of it and it couldn’t be easier.

The Holiday Inn Express hotel, is part of the St Stephen’s shopping and parking complex. You can access the hotel directly from the car park. Parking is £1 all night if you arrive after 6pm (we start at 7pm.)

Getting to the car park:
Travel North down Ferensway. Watch for the bus lanes which operate until 6.30pm.

You will pass the railway station and the Holiday Inn Express (high rise white building) on your left. Don’t worry – you will need to drive past it!

You will see the Hilton DoubleTree hotel in front of you on the left off Portland Street.

You need to turn left there and go down Portland Street.

Be careful! At the end of Portland Street you will see the entrance to the high-rise car park opposite. But on the junction, whilst you have right of way, cars coming from your right don’t always realise this. So, it’s good to slow down and then proceed up the ramp and into the car park.

What should I expect and what do I do?

Expect to have fun. Toastmasters’ clubs are NOT stuffy. We have no formal dress code but if you like wearing a Tuxedo; that’s fine too.

Many visitors come along feeling nervous. Coming to a meeting full of complete strangers, listening to some of them speak and some look really good, then having an opportunity to speak to them – and you’ve probably not done any public speaking before; nervous at that? Who wouldn’t be! 😀

Please don’t worry. We’ll put you at complete ease. As we tell new members and visitors – the worst that happens is you dry up. That’s fine. Just round off what you are saying then sit down. Everyone is on-side. Visitors surprise themselves and very few dry up.

All we’d ask is just try to join in. Give it a go. You may feel you will dry up or look nervous. So what? That’s what the club is there for – to help people get better. The best speakers won’t look at you and think – ha, they dried up. No. They’ll think – good for you for giving it a go. I was like that once. Then you’ll get feedback. It’s always constructive.

Meeting tend to be in three parts: Formal speeches, informal speeches and feedback. We have a coffee break in the middle.

Meetings are in three parts.

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