First impressions have a big impact on how others perceive you, so how you introduce yourself to others is extremely important. Many people call an introductory speech an elevator speech, because it should be succinct enough that you could introduce yourself and tell someone about your goals or interests in the time it takes to ride an elevator.  It may also be called an "icebreaker" speech, as it breaks the ice and lets others get to know you.  Consider your words carefully when you write a speech introducing yourself. Crafting a good self-introduction can either build or harm your credibility.
In 1945, CST fellows and licentiates were granted application to the Register of Medical Auxiliaries. By 1955 the College had withdrawn from the register and published its own members directory.
King George VI, who received speech and language therapy for his stammer, became the College's first Royal Patron in 1948. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, continued this support after his death in 1952 and become the college's patron in 1959.
In 1990, speech therapists changed their name and title to `speech and language therapists`. The college was awarded the right to call itself the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in 1995. HRH The Countess of Wessex became the current RCSLT patron in 2003 after the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.
Contact the Information department for more information on the RCSLT's history