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Thanet Speakers Club Report, June 10th 2010

The meeting held on Thursday, 10th June 2010 saw a Thanet Speakers Club team practice for the forthcoming final of the Hopper Cup.  The Hopper Cup is a Kent area competition which sees teams from all over the county compete not as individuals, but as cohesive teams.

The Thanet team comprising of Trevor Kenning (Chairman), June Edwards, Ben Harris and Kathleen Smith entertained the audience by performing speeches on the theme of ‘A Moment in Time.’  Members of the club then gave valuable feedback on the speeches for the forthcoming Kent final to be held in Gillingham on the 23rd June 2010. 

The second half of the session saw an entertaining Topics session led by Andrew Thomson which was evaluated by Lisa Emms.  Feedback and advice about the whole evening was given by Ron Sheldrake.

Thanet Speakers Club Meetings are held fortnightly on Thursday evenings at the Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate at 8.00 p.m.  For further details contact Ian Lockyer (Thanet Speakers Club Publicity Officer) on 01843 592785 or 07775815500 or via email at info@easimarketing.com. Further details can be found on our website http://www.thanetspeakers.club

Guests are very welcome to attend without any obligation.

Thanet Speakers Club Report, April 25th 2010

An exciting  item  on our progamme each year is the Hopper Cup Contest.  The competition involvves a  team of four, chosen to speak on a given theme, in competition with other Kent clubs, and judged for the qualities considered vital in the art of speaking in public.
Club members at the meeting on April 25th vied for a place on the team, by expounding their own interpretation of the subject: ” A Moment In Time”: which proved  to be both a challenge to competitors and entertaining for all present. Team places were awarded to: June Edwards, Trevor Kenning, Kathleen Smith and Ben Harris: all of whom presented the theme with an erudite and profundity of meaning.  The team, which will represent Thanet Speakers Club in the competition on 23rd.June 2010 in Gillingham comprises a balance of established members, and newcomers.
The second half of the meeting proceeded with the customary impromptu speaking session, “Topics”, chaired, for her first time by Frances Pointer.  The session offered a theme in keeping with tradition, of being within the capability of all-including a diversity of visitors; Daniel Decotterd from Grenoble,former French teacher at  Chatham House Grammar Shool , and, by coincidence, two current scolars , Marco Geraghy and  Rohan Banerjee; the latter awarded  “The Best  Topics Respose”.  Evaluations by Andrew Thomson and June Edwards,in succession, both praised the chairmanship  of the “Topics”by Frances,and indeed the whole meeting adjudged as in keeping with the standard  aspired to.
For details of visiting and membership, please contact Doug Weale; 01843 592221 dougweale@dougweale.plus.com or visit our website http://www.thanetspeakers.club.

Thanet Speakers Club Report, March 25th 2010

The meeting on March 25th, chaired by June Edwards, accentuated the tremendous progress of recently enrolled members: Frances  Pointer,  Kathleen Smith and the club`s newest and youngest member, Ben Harris, each in turn fulfilled challenging assignments putting into practice their skills, aquired by membership,in the art of speaking in public, which the club promotes. 

Firstly, Frances delivered a most entertaing speech,  requiring the ability to speak with conviction on a chosen subject.  The Education Director, Andrew Thomson, had, as custom decrees, assigned an experienced  member to give a constructive evaluation: in doing so, Trevor Kenning drew attention to the ideal choice of subject, upon which the speaker ably expounded,and gave helpful advice on further progress.

Kathleen Smith followed with a most perceptive evaluation of a speech from the advanced manual by a long standing  club member;  her confidence and authority in adressing this assignment so early in her career with the club, was evidence of the learning process.

The impromptu speaking session in the second half was chaired by the versatile Andrew Thomson was a further example of  the aquisition, so readily gained, by Ben Harris, of the skills on offer by the Association of Speakers Clubs. Doug Weale, in his appraisal of the Agenda paid tribute to the educational value, and the contribution to a successful meeting, by all present.

For full details of visiting and membership,please contact Doug Weale 01843  592221; dougweale@dougweale.plus.com or visit our website: http://www.thanetspeakers.club