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.

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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.

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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.

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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 the members present, the evening was evaluated by Neil Lakeland.

 

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – January 11th

Chaired by Terry Nunn, this meeting saw the last of the club competitions – the evaluation competition. Competitors were each invited to evaluate the target speech “91 Days”, which was delivered by Rowena Hawtin. Congratulations to Sue Shaw and Ray Finn, who will be representing the club at the Area competitions.

 

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – December 14th

This, the final meeting of the calendar year, was our annual speech competition. Chaired by Neil Lakeland, members of the club were treated to a variety of different speeches from the competitors.

Congratulations to Aly Harrold, Sue Shaw and Frani Hoskins, who were placed first, second and third respectively.

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – November 23rd

Chaired by Ann Peters, with the impromptu speaking session delivered by Eddie Barnes, this meeting contained two speeches from the advanced manual.

Dave King delivered an entertaining C1 “Impromptu Speech”, which was evaluated by Monty Knight-Olds and Sue Shaw delivered her C9 “Speaking without Notes” presentation, which was evaluated by Terry Nunn.

The General Evaluator for the evening was Ray Finn.

West Kent Speakers Club Meeting – Maidstone – November 8th

Chaired by Ravi Kalsi, this meeting was structured around the Club’s annual topics competition.  In total, eight members competed – with a mix of more established members and newer members. Congratulations to all contestants who took part, especially Sue Shaw who will be representing the club at the area competition.

After the interval, Joel Macey practised his university presentation, which was evaluated by Aly Harrold, and a small topics session took place. The evening was evaluated by Neil Lakeland.