Ben Harris chaired a most enjoyable meeting on Thursday 22nd November at The Royal Temple Yacht Club.
Kathleen Smith addressing the eighth of the ten assignments of basic aspects of speaking in public, which all members seek to achieve, succeeding in her objective, on this occasion ,in one of the most vital qualities;humour.
There followed a further demonstration of skillful speaking,by Trevor Kenning; assigned the task by our Education Director of composing an impromptu speech- from a choice of three subjects-without any prior knowledge, in the space of just ten minutes ,in compliance with the qualities required by the Advanced Manual issued by The Association of Speakers Clubs. He chose, and succeeded, in addressing a most profound philosophical ideal; true to his own personal tenor, offering a laudable challenge to the author and proceeding with his own -typically pertinent and witty interpretation.
In the subsequent impromptu speaking session, ,Gary Costain, a new member, with remarkable adaptation to our aims, was awarded the Topics Trophy; by popular vote, for the best response to a “topic”; offered by Andrew Thomson,Chairing the event; given no prior indication of the subject he told a most amusing story.
All contributions to this most successful and entertaining meeting were appraised in an evaluation by Frances Pointer drawing attention to both skillful examples of speaking together with aspects for improvement;the essence of our learning curve.
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