FAQs

How much does it cost?

Membership costs £75.00 for the 2016-17 season from September to July.  

We have reduced rates for Students

Can I just turn up?

If possible, please make contact first so that we are expecting  you and can contact you if a meeting has to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Who do I contact?

Please contact our Membership Secretary:  Josephine Mursoi on our contact page for more details and answers to any questions about Chaucer Speakers.

 

Will I have to speak at my first meeting?

No. It is entirely up to you to decide if you want to speak or not. You will be given the opportunity to choose whether to participate in the impromptu speaking session. Just come along and enjoy listening to our speakers.

Who attends?

A broad range of adults from all walks of life.

What do you do?

Novice and experienced members all enjoy practicing and developing our communication and leadership skills. Club meetings include prepared (the speaker chooses the subject) and impromptu speeches and an education session. Every aspect of our club meetings is evaluated and we all learn from the constructive feedback. Mentoring enables experienced members to facilitate the progress of new members.

How long does it take to become a confident speaker?

Each member progresses at their own pace with encouragement and support from experienced members. A few members achieve their Certificate of Achievement after their 10th speech in one season, most take 2 to 4 seasons.

Do I have to come on my own?

No. You are most welcome to attend on your own or bring a friend or two with you.