Aletta Rochat DTM (TMI Europe, Middle East and Africa Director) is visiting Scotland to support our clubs and members and to promote Toastmasters.  She is a professional speaker, trainer and author and is speaking at a variety of events which are free to attend and all members and guests are welcome




1) Members Workshop, Edinburgh: Tuesday 31 January, 19.00hrs – 21.30hrs.

28 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP (Waverley Speakers venue): Contact Max Ridder-Patrick at

Laura Bruce (President of Inverness TM) “The ACE Formula for Creating Membership Magic”: tips and tricks to attract visitors to your club and convert them to members.

Aletta Rochat “How to Stand Out when you Speak Up”: tools and templates to help you connect with your audience to persuade them to take the exact next step that you have identified


2) Highland Business Women Event: Wednesday 1 February, 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs. The Storehouse at Foulis Ferry, Evanton, Dingwall, IV16 9UX. Contact Laura Bruce: 01463 216 226,

Please note: this event is NOT free. You can book at

Aletta Rochat “Speaking as a Leader: how to inspire, build influence and presence”.  There will be also be a meal and Toastmaster guests, and of course men, are welcome


3) Glasgow Finance & Business Forum: Thursday 2 February, 12.30 – 13.30hrs (plus extra networking time).  Jurys Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QG: Contact Jane Cameron 07837 011690,

Aletta Rochat “Speaking as a Leader: how to inspire, build influence and presence”: valuable tips to increase your power and influence when speaking; learn how to connect with clients and key stakeholders in a meaningful way and increase your influence and your ability to get results


4)  Youth Leadership Programme (YLP)

Thursday 2nd February 3 – 5pm at West Lothian College, Livingston. Contact Sudha Mani at

Aletta Rochat, Toastmasters Region 11 Advisor

Sam Warner, District 71 Administrations Manager

Special Guests : Provost Tom Kerr, Colin Miller, Head of Essential Skills and Progression, West Lothian College


5. Thistle Speakers Meeting (open to all members & guests) Hosted by Clyde Communicators.  Thursday 2 February, 19.00 – 21.30hrs. Jurys Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow  G1 4QG.  Sign-up at D71 Thistle on-line meeting agenda or contact Jane Cameron 07837 011690,

Adele Goodfellow (President Glasgow TM) “Speaking Under Fire” from TMI Public Relations Advanced Manual: persuade a hostile audience to at least consider your position on a controversial issue, followed by a Q&A

Aletta Rochat  “How to Deliver a Great Speech With No Time to Prepare”  this workshop will show you a technique that delivers results every time. You will have the opportunity to prepare a speech on the spot, deliver it and get feedback on it.  You will leave with a new ability to speak coherently, persuasively and confidently, even if you have not had any time to prepare!