2019 Speaking Season is Here!

Monday 2nd September was the first meeting of the year for Chaucer Speakers Club. With our new President, Jo, at the helm, the meeting was steered through an engaging agenda with participation from all.

The main events were the prepared speeches from Thade and Les; their subjects were diverse and fascinating in their own way. Les took on the exploration of the history of homo-sapiens whilst Thade took the audience on a thrilling journey on the back of his new motorbike.

To help our speakers improve, thoughtful analysis and feedback was provided by Will – one of our seasoned speakers – and Ben – one of our newer members.

After a break and a chance to catch up with everyone’s summer adventures it was into the realm of Impromptu Speaking. The session was chaired by Nick who was taking on this role for the first time. Using the idea of ‘future challenges’ as the theme, he gave the members some great topics to get their teeth into; ranging from ‘Virtual Schooling’ to ‘Super bugs’.  

A new element is the award of the Impromptu Cup to the speaker judged to have given the best response. The first winner was Les who had spoken with great humour on the subject of ‘flying cars’.

Les receiving the Impromptu Cup from Nick

It was great to get back into the swing of things after the summer break and I’m already looking forward to the next meeting on the 16th Sept.