Whether we’re talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time. But have you ever stood up in front of an audience and gone completely blank? You’re due to lead a large presentation at work, or you’ve been asked to speak[…]
After a an excellent evening of speeches, Sutton Coldfield and Stourbridge were pipped to the post by Bromsgrove Speakers Club.
Paulette did an excellent job describing and illustrating the use of the surprise object – a shoehorn!
Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club held its last meeting of the 2016/17 season in July and we had a full program of speakers. Tom Hughes made his first speech, taking up the evening’s theme of ‘Waste not, want not’, he spoke about the history of this proverb and his experiences as a child of having to[…]
Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club held two regular meetings in June plus a social event. At each of these meetings we listened to three prepared speeches of around seven minutes each and these were then evaluated by members. The speakers were praised for the progress made and also given a suggestion on which of their presentation[…]
At our first meeting in May, we benefited from an education evening, given by the Association of Speakers’ Clubs’ West Midlands Area President, David Wike. David looked at two areas which are essential to becoming a good speaker. The first was the skill of speech evaluation. At Speakers’ Club, members evaluate the speeches given at[…]
Our twice-monthly meetings at Aston Wood Golf Club give all Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club members a chance to gain experience and confidence in public speaking. But as part of our program, we also get involved in the activities of our national body, the Association of Speakers’ Clubs (ASC) and also with the wider community around[…]
Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club hit the ground running in January with two meetings, a competition against Lichfield Speakers’ Club and an evening judging Youth Speaks. People join Speakers’ Club for many reasons but often it’s to gain skills for work presentations. Claire Worsfold-Morris used her slot on our program at the beginning of January to[…]