A Competitive January!

At the end of January three members of Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club judged the Youth Speaks Competition organised by the Rotary Club of Wylde Green. Youth Speaks offers young people the experience of speaking on a public platform as a member of a team. Competing in this year’s competition were Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Highclare[…]

December 2015

Our final ‘formal’ meeting of 2015 was on the theme of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and the two main speakers delivered very different interpretations of the topic. Alyson Dugmore spoke about Sir Titus Salt, who founded the village of Saltaire, near Bradford. She contrasted his business and technical sense, which he used in the construction of[…]

October’s News

In October our newest member, Craig Collinge, took possession of his Speakers’ Guide. Craig had attended a couple of our meetings as a visitor and decided to join us. The Speakers’ Guide is a manual produced by the Association of Speakers’ Clubs and contains a structured step by step guide to writing and delivering a[…]

An Evening of Passionate Speaking!

Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club finished for the summer break on a high. At our last meeting all three speakers spoke with passion on their chosen topics. David made his maiden speech on the subject of motorbikes and the praise he received from his evaluator was well deserved. Andrea talked about stress and how it should[…]

Beer, Gadgets and Novels

The suggested theme of our June meeting was ‘Inventions and Discoveries’. Richard Larkin told us about the history of beer and ended with some useful tips on beating a hangover. Gary Allmark talked about ‘The Allure of Gadgets’, especially all those amazing things advertised in the catalogues that drop out of the weekend newspapers. Sally Jenkins[…]