One thing never lacking at our regular meetings is….variety.
Our last meeting had three set speeches from the International Pathway education programme.
One, from Marilyn Bryan-Jones, was animated and very funny. Marcus Grodentz gave a thoughtful and heartfelt talk. Ian Edwards on the other hand entertained with a cleverly constructed talk that hid the punchline until the very end.
Public speaking is a skill and like any skill it has a number of component parts.
Whilst we are all learning and refining those skills we are not being turned into clones of each other.
The programme has the scope to allow each member to develop their speaking skills retaining their own style and manner.
And that means our meetings are always fun and entertaining and full of surprises.
It has been great to have had a number of visitors recently and even better that two have decided to join.
Progress is at your own pace and you can take it as fast or as slow as you wish. New members are given a mentor to help guide them through the early stages and help them with speech preparation.
Our most recent visitor is getting married in May and wants to be more assured to give his wedding day speech.
Another member is already feeling the benefits of being more confident and self -assured in dealing with senior managers in a new job role which is taking him to meetings oversees.
Whatever the reason that might bring you to our door you are assured of a warm welcome and a fun and entertaining meeting.
Our next meeting is at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start on Thursday January 23rd. We meet at The Sessions House in Usk.
Come and give us a try.