Our Next Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – October 11th

Join us at The Bull, East Farleigh for an evening of public speaking. A typical meeting will include some set speeches, delivered by members as they progress through the Speakers’ Guide and an impromptu ‘topics’ session.  Everything is evaluated in a constructive, friendly way to help you improve your delivery.

Advanced Diary Dates

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

25th October - WKSC Evaluation Competition
26th October - Joint Meeting - Thanet Speakers'
13th December- WKSC Speech Competition
10th January - Topics Competition
18th March - SE District Competitions
23rd May - WKSC AGM
26th May - WKSC President's Dinner

Past Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – September 27th

Chaired by Rowena Hawtin, members were treated to three speeches - an A3 "Mean What You Say", an A4 "Gestures and Body Language" and an A5 "Use of Voice" - which were evaluated by Neil Lakeland, Gary Smith and Terry Nunn. The topics session was run by Claire McConchie, her first time doing this, and evaluated by Eddie Barnes. The evening was evaluated by Chris Frost. … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – September 13th

Chaired by Monty Knight-Olds, this meeting saw the club join the national conversation around evaluation. Members were invited to share their thoughts on the role of evaluation within the club setting, what we want evaluation to look like and the current process of speech evaluations. Topics, where we tested our skills at impromptu speaking, was chaired by Rowena Hawtin and evaluated by Terry … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – August 23rd

With a change from the usual Association of Speakers' Clubs (ASC) format, this evening was a Cogers Event, chaired by Trevor Kenning from Thanet Speakers' Club. The opening address, given by Monty Knight-Olds, contained a number of topics that were further debated including, the Royal Family, Brexit, the American presidency, electric cars, HS2 and Bruce Forsyth. With participation from most of … [Read More...]

More Past Meetings

Public Speaking News

Welcome Alvin

Welcome to Alvin, the latest member of West Kent Speakers' Club. … [Read More...]

West Kent Wins at Kent Area

The Kent Area competitions, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone on Sunday 19th February, were dominated by speakers from West Kent. Consisting of a topics (impromptu speaking) competition, an evaluation competition and speech contest, the results of the day saw Sue Shaw win the topics contest and come runner up in the evaluation and speech competitions, with Aly Harrold winning the speech contest. This is the second time Aly has been crowned Kent Speaker and both her and Sue … [Read More...]

Welcome Jack

Welcome to Jack Simms, the latest member of West Kent Speakers' Club, who joined after his first visit to find out more about the club. … [Read More...]