West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – September 11th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, this evening was chaired by Monty Knight-Olds and featured two set speeches. The first, by Suzanne, was an A3 “Mean What You Say” speech that exhorted the humble French baguette, The second, delivered by Lorraine, was a C1 Impromptu speech from the advanced manual. These were evaluated by Sue Shaw and Neil Lakeland.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – September 25th

Join us at the Granary, Larkfield for an evening of public speaking. Chaired by Lorraine, this evening will comprise two set speeches by Belinda and Dennis. These will be evaluated by Ann Etridge and Sue Shaw.

Topics, the art of impromptu speaking, will be evaluated by Neil Lakeland and the General Evaluator for the evening will be Ann Peters.

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

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – August 28th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, the evening comprised two set speeches – an A8 – Use of Humour – speech from Ann Etridge and C1 Impromptu Speech from Frani. These were evaluated by Lorraine and Eddie, with Frani successfully completing the first assignment of the Advanced Guide.

The impromptu speaking session, was chaired by Claire and evaluated by Ann Peters, with a mini workshop on the use of notes delivered by Ray Finn. The General Evaluator for the evening was Neil Lakeland.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – August 14

Our last meeting, hosted at the Early Bird in Grove Green, welcomed Verity Eunson-Hickey, from Horsham Speakers Club to facilitate a Use of Voice session. Her workshop, called Va Va Voom,  was all about spicing up our vocabulary, with everyone taking advantage of the exercises and learning lots.

The general evaluation was given by Sue Shaw.

If you want to join us, why not email our Membership Secretary

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – July 24th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this evening saw two set speeches: an A6 – Vocabulary and Word Pictures – speech on trees from Steve Poile and a A10 Masterpiece eulogy to Bubbles from Frani. These were all successfully evaluated by Ann Peters, Ray Finn and Doug Weale, with both speakers moving on to their next assignments. Congratulations to Frani for now completing all ten initial assignments and gaining her Certificate in Public Speaking.

Our impromptu speaking session, topics, were chaired by Terry Nunn and evaluated by Monty Knight-Olds. The General Evaluator for the evening was Lorraine.

If you want to join us, why not email our Membership Secretary

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – July 10th

This, the evening of our annual area team speaking competition – the Hopper Cup – saw teams from across Kent compete for prestige and honour. Established 20 years ago, all teams gave excellent speeches on the theme of “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”  and it is fair to say the best team won. Congratulations to Thanet for retaining the Hopper Cup.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – June 26th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield,  our Hopper Cup speaking team used this evening as a run through for their entry for the forthcoming competition.

Our impromptu speaking session, topics, was chaired by Ann Etridge with the General Evaluator for the evening being Eddie Barnes.

If you want to join us, why not email our Membership Secretary

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – June 12th

This meeting was the Club’s Annual General Meeting, with no set speeches, and was chaired by our current President – Frani.

Following the conclusion of the AGM, we tried something a bit different for our Topic session. We played a board game called Rhetoric. We split into two teams and took turns to spin the dice. As each team move around the board, members were given subjects to talk about for two minutes. It was well received and everyone enjoyed the different approach.

If you want to find out more about public speaking, e-mail our Membership Secretary for more information.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – May 22nd

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this evening was chaired by Suzanne and featured two set speeches. The first – Shiver me Timbers – was an A5 assignment by Claire.  This was successfully evaluated by Terry Nunn, with Claire invited to proceed to the next assignment. The second speech was a prescription speech, with the broad objective “to inform”, delivered by Neil. Providing some advice on crisis management techniques, this speech had an open evaluation from all members. It was unanimously agreed that the objective had been met.

The topics session was delivered by Steve and evaluated by Sue.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – May 8th

Our first meeting in May took place at the Early Bird in Grove Green.  This was a slightly different evening to usual, with an opportunity for members to bring a piece of poetry or prose to read. As such, we were treated to a range of different topics, including one poem written by a current member! Eddie Barnes also delivered an A9 “Audience Rapport” assignment on trains, boats, planes and bikes.  This was evaluated by Denis – his first ever evaluation – with support from Neil.

After the break, we enjoyed an impromptu speaking session, chaired by Sue and evaluated by Terry. The General Evaluator was Monty.