The Club will begin a new season on Thursday September 13th at The Royal Temple Yacht Club, 7.45 for 8pm. The Association of Speakers Clubs,to which we belong exists to improve the art of speaking in public,and to promote,encourage and develop proficiency in the spoken word. Under the direction of our Education Director, club members follow a course in which speeches, designed to demonstrate features which are considered vital, are delivered to an audience of fellow members.
Evaluation, the distinguishing attribute of the Association-effective and positive appraisal, which includes advice and suggestions for improvement, by fellow members, who have themselves gained proficiency by the same process, enables and encourages the progress outlined in our guidebook. The agendas are designed so that we each in turn write and deliver a series of speeches, gradually attaining the proficiency recognised in good speaking.
A feature of our meetings,held on the second and fourth Thursday each month, is the welcome afforded to visitors;there is no obligation to join in, simply to listen and observe; giving an opportunity to make a decision whether to join. Without exception,all existing members,recent or long term, acknowledge the tremendous benefits acquired, and enormous pleasure experienced, by their participation in the club`s programme.