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.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – April 24th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this meeting was chaired by Jackie.  It featured one set speech from Denis, an A6 assignment entitled “Under The Mendips”. This was evaluated by Neil, and Denis was judged to have met the criteria and asked to proceed to the next assignment.

Ann Etridge was our Topics Chair for the evening and everyone got an opportunity to speak, including our guest. We were treated to a very amusing Topics evaluation from Eddie.

The evening ended with a general evaluation by Terry, who gave some excellent feedback on everything that hadn’t already been evaluated.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – April 10th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, and chaired by Sue, this meeting featured members from the two other Kent clubs, Chaucer and Thanet Speakers’ Club.

Featuring two speeches – an A10 from Frani and a non-assignment speech by Doug, one of our visitors, as well as a topics session, members were treated to some thought-provoking content and expert evaluations. The theme of the topics session was Beatle song titles – very novel idea and we had some really interesting takes on them.  This was evaluated by Ray Finn.

The General Evaluator for the evening was our Area President.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – March 27th

We had three speeches, a level A7 from Jackie – well done for achieving this assignment. There were two prescription speeches on very different subjects. One was very interactive and got everyone moving! The other was a more sombre tail about a recent serious cruise incident experienced by Monty.

The whole evening was very well organised by our Chair for the evening, Terry. Claire was our Topics Chair for the evening and everyone got an opportunity to speak, including one of our guests.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – March 13th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, this meeting was themed around the Hopper Cup.

Chaired by Lorraine, with the discussion led by Sue, we initially cam up with ideas to fit with the title of the speech which is “There is no such thing as a free lunch” After the break, we continued with a brilliant and challenging topics session, again with a bias towards the Hopper cup, lead by Sue and evaluated by Neil.

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.