Our Next Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 8th

For the first meeting of 2020, we will be holding our topics and evaluation competitions.

Chaired by Suzanne, the evaluation competition will take place first, followed by an interval and then the topics contest. The judges for the evaluation competition will be Terry, Chris Frost and Frani Hoskins, Foe the topics competition it’ll be Terry and Neil.

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

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 22nd

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this meeting will be chaired by Claire and contain two set speeches by our newest members.

Delivering their A1 – Making a Start – will be Chris Williams and Sachin Gera. The impromptu speaking section will be chaired by Ann Peters and evaluated by Suzanne. There will also be a mini-workshop, delivered by Neil, on coping with the press.

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 – December 11th

Our annual speech competition and Christmas social event took place this year at the Early Bird in Grove Green. Congratulations to Sue Shaw who was successful in the competition with a speech on the environmental and social impact of distressed clothing. Steve Poile was runner-up, with his speech on the original of a citizen's powers of arrest. If you wish to come along to see what we do, … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 27th

At our usual venue of the Granary in Larkfield, this evening focused on evaluations and providing feedback to speakers. Led by Sue Shaw, an interesting speech on introverts and extroverts (delivered by Anne) presented a useful platform for practising feedback on.There was set criteria looking at what the speaker had excelled at and recommendations for improvement with how suggestions could be … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 13th

Taking place at Early Bird, Grove Green, this was an evening devoted to impromptu speaking. Chaired by our President, Frani, the evening comprised a workshop on impromptu speaking from Ray Finn followed by a topics session. The topics session was evaluated by Sue Shaw. If you wish to come along to see what we do, email our Membership Secretary. … [Read More...]

More Past Meetings

Public Speaking News

Welcome to our newest members

At our last meeting for 2019, we welcomed two brand new members to West Kent Speakers' Club. Chris Williams Sachin Gera Chris also delivered his first speech to the club as an entrant to our speech competition. … [Read More...]

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...]