Monthly Archives: October 2010

Thanet Speakers Club Report, October 14th 2010

One of the most important aspects of being part of an ASC Public Speaking Club is the principle of self development.  This principle was very much exemplified in the club meeting which was held on Thursday, 14th October 2010.  The evening saw Ben Harris chair the meeting for the first time with supreme assurance which was not only rewarding for him, but for all the members who have seen him develop as a speaker.  Ben managed the meeting extremely well which saw speeches from two of the clubs most accomplished speakers.  Ian Lockyer undertook an advanced impromptu assignment where he only had 10 minutes to prepare for a speech on the subject ‘Making choices in your life.’ The assignment was a tough task which he completed successfully. 

Bernie Morgan made the other main speech of the evening.  She undertook and passed the seventh assignment in the Association of Speakers Club (ASC) Manual on the subject of ‘A Guided Tour’.  Her entertaining speech was evaluated meticulously by Ron Sheldrake who commented on her innovative and entertaining speech and her good use of notes.

The second half of the session saw an entertaining Topics session led by Andrew Thomson who asked open questions about various aspects of club member’s lives…which was illuminating indeed.  The whole topics session including Andrews chairmanship was thoroughly evaluated by Trevor Kenning.  Feedback and advice about the whole evening was given by club president, Doug Weale.  In summing up he particularly paid attention to the successful way Ben had managed the evening.

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.org.uk.  Guests are very welcome to attend without any obligation.

ASC Interim Certificate Awarded to Bernie Morgan

Bernie Morgan receiving ASC Certificate

Bernie Morgan receiving ASC Certificate

Congratulations to Bernie Morgan who has been awarded the Interim Certificate of the ASC. The interim certificate means that Bernie has passed 5 speaking assignments and has demonstrated proficiency in speech construction, gestures and the use of voice.  Bernie now has a new goal of achieving the next five assignment which if successfully completed will be awarded the ASC certificate of achievement.

The picture shows Bernie receiving her interim certificate from Thanet Speakers Club Education Director, Andrew Thomson.