Club News: Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club Report June 2017

Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club held two regular meetings in June plus a social event. At each of the meetings they listened to three prepared speeches of around seven minutes each and these were then evaluated by members.


The speakers were praised for the progress made and also given a suggestion on which of their presentation skills to work on next.

The second half of the Club’s meetings are always a session of impromptu speaking. Shirley Guy’s session on ‘Selling Ice to Eskimos’ generated a lot of ingenious sales talk and some laughter. She gave each member an ordinary household product such as a toothbrush, pair of socks or corn plasters and they had up to three minutes to convince everyone else that there product was the best thing since sliced bread.

Gary Allmark provided a wise Tip of the Week. He stressed that public speaking is a skill that can be learned. He told everyone that they have the necessary ability and that they shouldn’t shy away from the challenge. Believe that you can learn and that belief will become a reality. A message that can be applied to anything in life!

Sutton Coldfield Speakers’ Club social evening was held at The Four Oaks. Members and guests enjoyed a meal and the opportunity to get to know each other a little better away from the lectern and structure of the usual meetings.

If you would like to improve your public speaking skills, become more confident, take up a new hobby with a friendly bunch of people or simply want to see how the Club operates – pop along to one of there meetings and see what they can offer!

Meetings are held twice a month on Thursdays, upstairs at Aston Wood Golf Club, Blake Street. Members arrive from 7:45pm and the meeting starts promptly at 8pm. For further details and dates please contact Pam Collins on 0121 3556390 or visit the website: