West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – February 27th

Taking place at our new venue of The Granary in Larkfield, this meeting was chaired by Neil Lakeland.

We were entertained to a lovely speech, given without preparation by Eddie. This was followed by feedback from WKSC members that attended the Area AGM & Competition – this was well received and hopefully it might persuade a few more members to attend next year.

The topic’s session was run by Dennis, everyone got an opportunity to talk for three minutes on their well chosen subjects. The whole session was funny, informative and very revealing. The General Evaluator was Sue Shaw.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – February 13th

This meeting, which was held at the Early Bird in Grove Green, saw two excellent speeches delivered by Suzanne and Steve. Both are able to move onto their next assignments.  We also welcomed two visitors from Thanet Speakers Club – John, our Area President and Doug.

The topics session was delivered by Lorraine, and featured a Pot Pourri of subjects that were well received and everyone had an opportunity to put their impromptu skills to the test.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 23rd

Taking place at The Spitfire, Kings Hill, this meeting was chaired by Lorraine and featured two speeches; a level A3 from Claire and a fabulous assignment from Sue, who used the opportunity to practice and hone her speech. Ann Etridge ably delivered her first evaluation on Claire’s level A3, which resulted in Claire being recommended for her A4. Congratulations to both.

This was followed by an interesting topic session beautifully chaired by Frani, The evening was bought to a close by our general evaluator, Monty.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 9th

Featuring two A1 – Making a Start speeches, this meeting – which was chaired by Denis Etridge – kickstarted the New Year.   Westley’s first speech to the Club introduced us to him, with an insight into his life-to-date. This was evaluated by Sue Shaw. Matt then spoke about a fascinating murder investigation in Iceland, which he learnt about at University. This was evaluated by Neil Lakeland.

Topics was chaired by Suzanne and evaluated by Lorraine, with the General Evaluator for the evening being Terry Nunn.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – December 12th

This, the last meeting of 2018, was chaired by Ann and featured our speech competition. Congratulations to all participants, but especially Ann Peters and Frani Hoskins who will be representing the Club at the area level.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 28th

Chaired by Lorraine, this meeting featured our evaluation and topics competitions. Congratulations to all participants, but especially Sue Shaw and Ray Finn, who were successful in the evaluation competition and Frani Hoskins and Steve Poole, who were successful in the topics competition. All will go forward and represent the club at area level.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 14th

This, our third meeting at the Early Bird in Grove Green, contained an A4 speech by Steve on the history of policing within the UK, and a A6 speech on the price of liberty. These were evaluated by Lorraine and Doug – our guest from Thanet Speakers Club.

The impromptu speaking session was chaired by Ann and evaluated by Chris, with the General Evaluator being Neil.

Our next meeting, on 28th November, is at the Spitfire in Kings Hill.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – October 24th

This, our first meeting at the Spitfire, Kings Hill, was laughter and fun filled. The meeting was chaired by Jackie who kept us expertly on time and entertained us into the bargain. We enjoyed and laughed our way through three A8 speeches.  The first was evaluated by Monty, with the other two speeches used for demonstration and evaluated by the audience. This is something new and gives everyone an opportunity to feedback and learn.

Following the break, our Chair stepped in to run the topics session in her own inimitable style. This also had a humour theme and was really enjoyable.

The evening ended with an open general evaluation, a first for us, this was facilitated by Lorraine and again was very successful. Everyone had the opportunity to give feedback and learn from the opportunity.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – October 10th

This, our second meeting at the Early Bird in Grove Green, comprised an A1 “”Making a Start” speech by Suzanne where she spoke on the subject of where she was from and the countries she’d travelled to. This was evaluated by Frani Hoskins. Ann Etridge also delivered an A8 “Use of Humour” speech on the subject of “is laughter the best medicine?”, which was evaluated by Neil Lakeland.

Following the break, an impromptu speaking session took place, chaired by Claire and evaluated by Lorraine. The General Evaluator for the evening was Sue Shaw.

Our next meeting, on 24th October, is at the Spitfire in Kings Hill.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – September 26th

Chaired by Sue Shaw at the Bull at Linton, this meeting was  a small but intimate affair, which included an impromptu speaking session and set speeches.