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.[…]

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[…]

Notes from a Speakers’ Club Newbie

Speaking in front of a group of people terrifies me. I blush, talk too quickly and lose the thread of what I’m saying. It’s an experience I go out of my way to avoid.But wouldn’t it be great to face an audience confidently and be relaxed about getting the message across? I am a writer[…]

May Meetings of Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club

There are two meetings of Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club organised for May. Meeting on the 9th of May On Thursday 9th of May Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club will be holding a meeting of prepared and impromptu speeches. The theme for the evening will be ‘Speech Construction’. Start time is 7.45pm for 8pm at our usual[…]

Diane Mitchell – A Eulogy delivered by Alyson Dugmore (Club President) at the meeting of Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club 8th November 2012.

It is with great sadness that I open tonight’s meeting as we mark the tragic loss of our great friend and fellow club member Diane Mitchell. As many of you will know, Diane was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last summer and has been receiving treatment for the last year.  Although we were[…]

Sutton Coldfield’s Golden Anniversary-A speech by Gemma Hoefkens

Our theme tonight is “something special” and I don’t think I can begin my talk without mentioning how special Di was, not only to me but to the group. Di was the first person I met when I came along to the speakers club when we were in the golf club in Four Oaks. She[…]