South Manchester Speakers Club is about public speaking and leadership skills.
We meet on a Wednesday – usually fortnightly – between September and
Colin supported the formation of the club. He has been a National Speech Competition Finalist. A
former racing-driver, represented England at Croquet and was an Olympic trialist for archery. He is
known to be competitive. He has been a very helpful mentor to all new and established members.
Sue is a very keen and supportive founding member, a teacher of English to overseas students. She
excels at everything she does having won all competitions at sometime or other. Very keen on
charity work especially making films using homeless people as characters in the storyline.
R G Aves
Founding mentor of the club formed from a speaking with confidence course run by Richard in 2000.
A past Impromptu Speaking Competition National Finalist. He first joined a speakers club in 1985
Winner of a resent inter club raconteur competition where his quiet, wicked sense of humour had everyone present “crying with laughter” – founding member who has steadily grown in stature and confidence over the years. A keen supporter of the club.
We are linked with the National Association of Speakers Clubs (www.speakersclubs.uk) and apply a structured programme which has been developed to help people who wish to develop their skills, whether beginners or experienced speakers.
The course includes essential elements of good public speaking covering a range of speaking opportunities and is constantly updated via the network of clubs.
• Making a start
• Mean what you say
• Speech construction
• Use of voice
• Audience Rapport
• Impromptu Speaking
• Use of humour
• Speaking without Notes
• After Dinner Speech
You will be able to try out prepared speeches in front of an appreciative audience and receive valuable feedback not only on what works but also where you might strengthen your presentation.
You will also have opportunities to build on your impromptu speaking skills as well as functions such as chairing meetings, ensuring speakers keep to allocated timings and evaluating other people’s speeches.