Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club June 2017

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 Read more about Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club June 2017[…]

An Education Evening

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 Read more about An Education Evening[…]

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[…]

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 Read more about Crime and Punishment[…]

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![…]

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 Read more about October’s News[…]