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[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

November Meetings of Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club

The next meeting of Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club will be on Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The theme for the evening will be “Popular Music”.  There will be prepared and impromptu speeches, all visitors are welcome. The following meeting will be on Thursday 27th November. The theme for that evening will[…]

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[…]

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[…]