Our Next Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 13th

Join us at the Early Bird, Grove Green for an evening devoted to impromptu speaking.

Chaired by our President, Frani, the evening will comprise a workshop on impromptu speaking from Ray Finn followed by a topics session. The topics session will be evaluated by Sue Shaw.

If you wish to come along to see what we do, email our Membership Secretary.

Advanced Diary Dates

Keep these dates in mind for WKSC, Area & National events happening in the coming months.

11th December 2019: Club Speech Competition
8th January 2020: Club Topics Competition
8th January 2020: Club Evaluation Competition
16th February 2020: Area AGM
24th February 2020: Joint meeting hosted by Chaucer Speakers Club
8th April 2020: Joint meeting hosted by West Kent Speakers Club

Club Mini-Workshops

13th November: Impromptu speaking (Ray Finn)
27th November: Evaluating A1 to 9 (Sue Shaw)
22nd January: Coping with the Press (Neil Lakeland)
12th February: Gestures & Body Language (Sue Shaw)
11th March: Being a Film Extra (Steve Poole)
22nd April: General Evaluation (Ray Finn|)

Past Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – October 23rd

Another fun evening of public speaking was had at the Granary, Larkfield Chaired by Neil Lakeland, there will be two speeches - an A6 Vocabulary and Word Pictures delivered by Claire on the subject of a Frustrated Gardener and a prescription speech on the emotive subject of dementia by Sue. These were evaluated by Terry Nunn (for the A6) and by the whole club (for the prescription speech). Both … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – October 9th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, this evening was chaired by Chris Frost and featured two speeches. The first, by Frani, was a recital of a creative writing piece she'd devised for U3A and the second, delivered by Sue, was a fascinating account of her trip to the Niagara Falls. Both of these were evaluated by the club as a whole. The topics session, where we practised our impromptu … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – September 25th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this evening comprised two speeches by Eddie and Ann Peters. The first, by Eddie, extolled the virtues of the satellite navigation systems and smartphone apps, cleverly contrasting these modern developments with some technology seen in 1960s films. The second was a narrative speech concerning Ann's childhood, which gripped everyone up until the end. Both … [Read More...]

More Past Meetings

Public Speaking News

Congratulations Steve!

Congratulations to Steve Poile, who received his Interim Certificate, following his successful completion of the A5 speaking assignment.   … [Read More...]

South-East District Final Results

Well done to all contestants at the South-East District finals. Our thanks go to Chaucer Speakers' Club for organising and a huge congratulations to Bernie of Thanet Speakers' Club for winning all three - evaluation, topics and speech! Well done to our own Sue for coming second in the evaluation competition and Anne P for a second place in the speech competition … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers’ Competition Results

Over the last few weeks, we have held our annual competitions and the winners are: Evaluation Competition - Susan Shaw, Topics Competition - Frani Hoskins and Speech Competition - Ann Peters. Big congratulations to you all. Look forward to seeing you all at the Area Competition in February. … [Read More...]