Out and About

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 Read more about Out and About[…]

A Great Start to 2017

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 Read more about A Great Start to 2017[…]

October 2016 at Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club

Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club held two meetings in October and welcomed seven new members! Several of our newcomers have now already made a short three minute ‘icebreaker’ speech on a subject of their choice and received constructive, supportive feedback from other club members. More of these mini speeches are planned for November and we look Read more about October 2016 at Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club[…]

A Very Busy April!

We held three meetings in April instead of the usual two. Our first meeting carried the loose theme, ‘Force of Nature’ and John Murphy gave an impressive maiden speech about volcanos, earthquakes and other natural disasters. At our second meeting we broke with the tradition of three main speeches per meeting and instead held two Read more about A Very Busy April![…]

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 Read more about A Competitive January![…]

Sutton Coldfield Speakers Report

2015 has got off to a great start for Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club. In January we held an internal competition to select our representatives for the West Midlands Area Speech and Topics competitions. Gary Allmark was victorious in both sections of competition and will represent us on February 26th against teams from Wolverhampton and Stourbridge. Read more about Sutton Coldfield Speakers Report[…]

Sutton Coldfield Speakers unlucky to lose out in Blarney Stone Trophy

On November 10th a team from Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club competed for The Blarney Stone Trophy in Stourbridge. Our opponents were the Stourbridge and Wolverhampton Speakers’ Clubs and the theme for the evening was, ‘Trains, Boats and Planes’. The competition audience was whisked off on a journey through time and space as the orators spoke Read more about Sutton Coldfield Speakers unlucky to lose out in Blarney Stone Trophy[…]

Sutton Coldfield Speakers win the ASC Midlands Trophy

The Midlands District of the Association of Speakers Clubs have introduced a new trophy awarded annually to the club, in the midlands, with the largest increase in membership. At the ASC Midlands District AGM in March the new trophy was awarded to Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club. Special guest, National President Lindsay Dutch presented the new Read more about Sutton Coldfield Speakers win the ASC Midlands Trophy[…]