On Thursday 13th January 2011, Thanet Speakers Club began their first meeting of the year with the annual prepared speech competition. All speakers taking parting gave excellent speeches making the positioning of the winning participants very close. Trevor Kenning took first place with a humorous speech using a lime as a prop. Doug Weale took second place with a powerful speech that captivated the audience. Ron Sheldrake took third place with his comical and yet insightful look at the function of music in lifting human emotions.
The impromtu speaking session was chaired by Francis Pointer who focused on the theme of January which elicited very engaging and humorous responses. Margarette Jones won the impromtu speaking trophy with Ben Harris coming a close second.
All Thanet Speaker group evenings are open to anyone. So if you like to come as a guest our next meeting is 11th January 7.30pm at the Royal Yacht Club Ramsgate. Contact details www.thanetspeakers.org.uk