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[…]

Crime and Punishment

September saw Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club roar back into life following the summer break. The theme for our first meeting was ‘Crime and Punishment’ and we heard about everything from pre-meditated murder to pilfering from the office, as well as how to become rich from writing a best-selling thriller. Two ‘first timers’, Craig Collinge and[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

Summer Report

Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club had a busy end to the 2013/14 season, with three events in the latter part of July. The club’s summer social was a garden party held at the home of Molly Cooper. The sun shone, food and drink were plentiful and a good time was had by all. A few days[…]

New Venue for Sutton Coldfield Speakers

Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club will begin a new season at a new venue for 2014-15. From September we will be meeting at Aston Wood Golf Club near Blake Street Station in Sutton Coldfield. As well as being a golf venue Aston Wood is also a popular functions venue with a bar and a restaurant. We[…]

Constructing a Speech by Simon Cooper

These are the notes of an educational speech delivered by Simon Cooper at the meeting on Thursday, January 9th. CONSTRUCTING A SPEECH Importance It facilitates the art of arranging what you want to say in a logical and consistent manner so the audience can easily follow your train of thought and argument. It follows the[…]

Report on the Annual Dinner 2013

Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club held its annual dinner on the 15th November at the Terrace restaurant, Burntwood. The evening was introduced by MC Alyson Dugmore. Guest of honour was voice coach, Priscilla Morris. Priscilla entertained the audience with stories from her career; from being an aspiring actress to setting up her voice coaching company Loud[…]

Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club Annual Dinner 2013

We are pleased to announce that professional voice coach Priscilla Morris will be the guest of honour and main speaker at the clubs annual dinner in November. Priscilla is one of the countries leading spoken voice experts. Her clients include many major companies, charities and actors. She is also a successful professional after dinner speaker.[…]