2018 Speaking Season Off to a Flying Start!

Monday 17th September 2018

Our first meeting of the new season got off to a flying start, thanks to the contributions of our guests and members, both returning and new.

It was great to see a packed meeting room filled with lots of nervous energy as we had six new faces coming to see what Chaucer Speakers Club is all about.

Chaired by this year’s President, Stewart, the meeting was treated to a new member’s first prepared speech and it was an absolute knock out! Despite some initial nerves, the speaker delivered a touching and personal account of having started life in the UK as a citizen of Nowhere, he has overcome challenges and hurdles to become a proud home owner and bona fide UK citizen: Well done Les! We’re looking forward to hearing more about your fascinating life.

Nerves of a different kind from one of our more experienced speakers, who took on a challenge from the Advanced Manual. Adrian had to choose a speech title from three on offer (which he had not seen before) and then with only 10 minutes preparation, deliver a Show Stopping Speech! He went for “Rugby is less of a sport than Football” and the result was an absolute Grand Slam!

After the break our Vice President, Jo, chaired the Impromptu Speaking session and it was brilliant to see all of our guests rise to the challenge of speaking on a topic without any time to prepare. Her theme was ‘Journeys’ and it was great to see so many would-be nervous public speakers take their first steps on the path towards greater speaking confidence. 

Our next meeting will be on the 1st October and we’ve already got one new member signed up to give a speech. Suzanne will be in the Chair so we’re in for an exciting and energetic meeting. 

See you there!