Frequently Asked Questions

How often does the South Manchester Speakers Club hold its meetings?

Wednesdays – usually fortnightly.

What time do meetings start and finish?

Members start arriving from about 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start.

We close the meeting at 9:45 pm and there is a 15 minute interval at about 8:30 pm.

Where do you hold your meetings?

Cresta Court Hotel
Church Street
WA14 4DP

You are more than welcome to visit as a guest – contact Richard on 07939072156 to arrange an evening that would suit.

How long has the South Manchester Speakers Club been meeting?

Since 2011.

What skills regarding public speaking can I reasonably expect to learn?

• Making a start
• Mean what you say
• Speech construction
• Gestures
• Use of voice
• Audience Rapport
• Impromptu Speaking
• Use of humour
• Speaking without Notes
• After Dinner Speech


Most people are unaccustomed to public speaking but are often amazed at their own rapid rate of progress!

Would I be expected to stand up and speak on my first visit?

Absolutely NOT unless of course you wanted to. We were all beginners at some point so we know exactly how you feel.