Thanet Speakers Club Report – 12th April 2012 (by Doug Weale)

Chaired by Margaret Jones, the meeting on April 12th, all enjoyed the delivery of two fine prepared speeches.  John Poole addressing the assignment to demonstrate the use of notes in public speaking did so in the style for which he is becoming recognised.  As his evaluator,  Trevor Kenning described with obvious admiration, a fine storyteller: he used an  account of a shopping expedition, introducing humour and picturesque  words together with his engaging style.

Our President Kathleen Smith followed with a rehearsal for her next assignment, Vocabulary & Word Pictures.  Evaluated by Ron Sheldrake again recognising that personal style which we are encouraged to nurture whilst in compliance with the guidelines of the Association of Speakers Clubs to which the club belongs.  Recommendations for continued improvement
were given to both speakers by their respective evaluators and they will both continue to progress through the Manual, implementing the advice given.

The impromptu speaking session, always popular and entertaining, whilst challenging for the members who are invited to respond to “Topics”; on this occasion chaired by John Poole.   To be able to speak when unexpected to, is considered to be a vital quality and is practised at each meeting. By popular vote of those present, a trophy is awarded for the best response.  Trevor Kenning the recipient on this occasion for a well-deserved interpretation of his given topic.

In his general evaluation, Doug Weale assessed the evening to have been a success, demonstrating the qualities to which the club aspires in pursuit of the high standard to which the club
aspires. Kathleen Smith in the Business session,was delighted to announce the date of the Annual Dinner Saturday May 26th at Northdown House, with guest speaker Ley Loberson.

For more details please contact Doug Weale 01843 592221 or dougweale@dougweale.plus.com or visit; http://www.thanetspeakers.org.uk