Thanet Speakers Club Report – 13th September 2012 (by Doug Weale)

The first meeting of a new season was held on Thursday 13th September and was chaired by our President, Bernie Morgan.

Following a warm-up, involving a few words of  introduction  by all present, the first speech on the agenda  was an impromptu delivery by Doug Weale-the  F1 of the  Advanced Manual, whereby a choice from three subjects is offered without prior notice, on which, with ten minutes preparation, to compose a speech meeting the required standards of the Association of Speakers Clubs to which we belong; one of the challenges faced by each member during progress in the course set by the ASC .

There followed, the main item on the agenda; a rehearsal presentation by the club President in preparation for the next round of the prestigious U.K.Business Speaker of the Year before a distinguished panel of judges to select five finalists.  Evaluative advice was invited from assembled fellow members, of points for improvement in Bernie`s speech expounding the secret for entrepreneurial success in the present economic climate.

The customary impromptu session produced a fine winning speech by Ben Harris,who,having received the Trophy awarded at each meeting,then proceeded with his assignment to give a general evaluation of the meeting; doing so with a remarkable skill, accomplished after a comparatively short membership.

Our meetings will continue on the second and fourth Thursdays ;7.45 for 8pm; for details of visiting and membership please contact Doug  Weale.on 01843 592221 or  or visit