Thanet Speakers Club Report – Thursday 10th February 2011 (Poetry & Prose Evening)

The Thanet Speakers club competitors gave an excellence demonstration of speaking and evaluation skills at the AGM competitions held at the Russel  Hotel Maidstone on the 6th February. In the prepared speech section Trevor Kenning came 2nd runner up with Margaret  Jones winning 1st runner up in the evaluation contest.
 
On the 10th February the club held the annual Poetry and Prose evening where members had the pleasure of hearing a poem from a local writer John Paul who came as a honoured guest. Kathleen Smith read her Rye Tourist poem while  Bernie Morgan gave a memorised reading .  June Edwards use of voice captivated with her poem while other members entertained the audience with Pam Ayres humor, and recorded impromptu speeches taking from parliament.
 
Trevor Kenning choose famous lines from well known  Authors for the impromptu part. All members rose to the  challenge by giving speeches that answered the impromptu question whilst demonstrating their speaking skills.  This was evaluated by youngest member Ben Harris who showed extremly excellence evaluative skills that both showed where the speech had done well, and where the needed to improve. The impromptu speaking competition was won by Kathleen Smith.
 
All Thanet Speaker group evenings are open to anyone. So if you like to come as a guest our next meeting is 24th 7.45pm at the Royal Yacht Club Ramsgate. Contact details www.thanetspeakers.org.uk