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March 2020

Public speaking challenge 2020 in the age of COVID 19

The Apostrophe. The pedantic's dream.

 

 

 

Whilst hunkering down, in quarantine, self-isolating in the age of COVID 19, the South Lancaster Speakers Club launched a public speaking competition, open to all, to encourage participation and engagement.

Simply either record audio or video and upload to the club's Facebook page.

Diana Douglas learnt new digital skills to do this.

 

 

 

Diana Douglas is at home self-isolating in the time of COVID 19. Whilst hunkered down, Diana Douglas continued her passion for public speaking by rising to the South Lancaster Speakers Club 2020 Challenge and using her information technology skills, used her iPhone to record the club's first online public speaking presentation.

Viewers, let show our appreciation for this cutting edge technology being embraced by the Speakers Club,

Enjoy The Apostrophe A pedantic's guide.

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South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

2020 PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE

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2020 PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE

 

To prevent cabin-fever in the time of COVID-19 lockdown, overcome curfew restrictions, and self-isolation here is an invitation to escape to another world.

OBJECTIVE

The rationale and purpose are to stimulate you intellectually, have some fun, and to promote the enjoyment of public speaking to a broader audience.

CHALLENGE

During the week record a short uplifting speech or share written content. Let’s open this public speaking challenge up to anybody if they are interested. Contributors do not have to be a member.

Share speeches and recordings directly onto the South Lancaster Speakers Club Facebook page and website.

Contact if you need support.

SUBJECT CONTENT

1. Subjects and issues that interest you.

2. Content from the ASC’s Handbook.

3. Topical issues.

EVALUATION

Using either FB or the comment form below on this website, to give positive and supportive feedback in the spirit of the club’s ethos.

Think about your personal development in public speaking, being active, and in making a positive contribution to society.

Are you up for the 2020 Public Speaking Challenge? Try it now!

Good luck!

Eddy Jackson

 

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South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

Sue Solloway Speech and Language

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Public speaking education and training at SLSC

 

Speech and Language

Have you ever thought what is the biggest difference between humans and the rest of the living world?

Well, many renowned psychologists support the belief that it is speech that sets us apart.

Why is speech and language different from just communication?

Speech/language comprises of 5 main components which aren't found in animal communication. These are:  

  •       Phonemes

  •       Morphemes

  •       Lexemes

  •       Syntax and

  •       Content.

Grammar and semantics also play a major role in speech. Signing is also recognised as a fully functional language having all the criteria necessary.

So it's obvious speech is a complex activity and there is much speculation around the question of whether speech actually facilitates thought.

To this end many experiments have been conducted. Perhaps one of the most notorious was when very young children were used as subjects in this infamous experiment.

It was noticed that when children were working on some difficult arithmetic puzzles they would speak very quietly to themselves to help solve the problems.

 

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Speech and language development in children

 

Curare, a paralysing chemical,  was injected into their throats to prohibit this verbalisation. The result was a severe drop in correct answers.

Is that surprising? No, I don’t think so. If my throat was injected with a paralysing poison I wouldn't be able to concentrate on much either.

It is accepted by many that thought and speech are intrinsically linked. Language gives us an unique way of thinking and talking about the world.

Language is one of the main activities where we interact with the world.

So why not join us at South Lancaster Speakers Club.

Check us out on Facebook. 

Get those grey cells working. And as an added perk there's good company, lots of laughs and a real social occasion.

 

Sue Solloway

 


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Developing confidence in public speaking at the South Lancaster Speakers Club

 

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

Sugar the most serious addiction of the Human race

 

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Carol Kershaw's Sugar Speech at a Lancashire Speakers Club

 

 

 

Do you have a sweet tooth? Blame the Greeks or more precisely, Alexander the Great-356-323BC His soldiers discovered “Honey without bees” when they had reached India.

Honey had been in existence probably since our ape ancestors came down from the trees. It had limitations in cooking which sugar did not.

At about 200BC the Egyptians, Chinese and Romans were making sweets of fruit, nuts and honey or sesame seeds.

It was the Arabs who saw the potential of sugar cane and began to cultivate it in Sicily and Spain. Sugar began to rival honey after the crusades. The name came from the Arabic Azucar, Italian Zucchero and French sucre. Blame William the Conqueror for the Norman French word becoming the English for sugar.

We learnt in school that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. The Spanish and Portuguese began to cultivate sugar cane in Cuba and the WIndies from 1523.

This was the start of sugar becoming evil.

 

The triangular trade and the enslavement of thousands of Africans, suffering sickness and death on the Atlantic crossing, were bought as they were more accustomed to working in extreme heat than Europeans.

The trade-in sugar and tobacco made Liverpool and Bristol wealthy.

Sugar was quickly made into sweets but they were coloured at first with lead which is poisonous. We can remember glass jars of pear drops, lemon drops, orange sweets, aniseed balls and humbugs,

Tea and coffee became popular among those who could afford it. Tea caddies included locks as tea was expensive. Wedgewood and companies in the Potteries made china tea sets with sugar bowls in china or cut glass and sugar tongs in silver.

Granulated, caster, muscovado, demerara, icing and cubes are now available.

Inadvertently the Quakers with good intent made sweetness more popular. Cocoa as a hot drink to relieve the misery and deprivation of the poor who could find cheap relief in Gin. Rowntrees, Terrys, Cadburys and Frys were all Quaker families who were usually entrepreneurs as well as philanthropists They built alcohol-free villages for their workers. But they also made chocolate bars and sweets. The oldest was in 1866: Fry's chocolate cream bars.

The sweet tooth had arrived.

Excavations of Egyptians and early skulls show teeth in good condition but they probably died young.

As a result of the prevalence of sugar in so many drinks and manufactured foods, children's teeth are decayed by 5 and obesity and type 2 diabetes lead to an early death.

If money is the root of all evil, sugar runs it a close second.

 

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Sugar has become the most serious addiction of the Human race

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

public speaking education lancashire red is the colour

SOUTH LANCASTER SPEAKERS CLUB

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A Lancashire Speakers Club Opening Speech

 

Public speaking education in a Lancashire Speakers Club - David Knox's presentation 

 

RED IS THE COLOUR

Red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense colour. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

Colour ranges from yellow-tinged Scarlet to dark red Burgundy

COLOUR RED ASSOCIATED WITH SYMBOLISM

 *EGYPTIANS AND MAYANS COLOURED FACES RED IN CEREMONIES

*ROMAN GENERALS BODIES COLOURED RED TO CELEBRATE VICTORY

*USSR’s FLAG RED AFTER BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION 1917

*ROMAN CATHOLIC CARDINALS WEAR RED - BLOOD OF CHRIST

THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

*RED is the COLOUR at the END of VISIBLE SPECTRUM of LIGHT   ROYGBIV

*RED SKY AT NIGHT – xxxx SAYING red sky @ night …..warning

*MARS THE RED PLANET

Mars is red because it has a layer of rusty dust covering its entire surface! Mars has some of the largest dust storms in the galaxy, in which the red dust gets whipped into the light atmosphere surrounding the planet.

*AUTUMNAL COLOURS - RED LEAVES ONE ALSO HAVE THE GOLDS

RED ONE OF THE FIRST COLOURS USED IN PREHISTORIC ART

PHRASES WITH COLOUR RED

Red Letter Day - Memorable Day

Red Carpet – Preferential Treatment

Caught Red Handed – Clearly Guilty

Red Tape – Excessive Formalities in Government Process

In the Red – a Term to Describe an Economic Loss

RED FOR DANGER -  WARNING

*ROAD SIGNS – Prohibitive- no entry, no overtaking, stop

*TRAFFIC LIGHTS

*RED CARD IN FOOTBALL – sent off.  CHELSEA FC Blue is the Colour

STAYING WITH THE FOOTBALL CONNECTION - LIVERPOOL FC

  • Bill Shankly chose all red strip – danger and power 25/11/1964

Mentioned earlier about red and the Rainbow

What do you find at the end of a rainbow – A POT OF GOLD

LIVERPOOL ‘s POT OF GOLD – THE PREMIER LEAGUE

 

David Knox

South Lancaster Speakers Club

11th March 2020

 

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Red is the colour speech at the South Lancaster Speakers Club

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

How to speak so that people want to listen

 

 

ASC Lancashire South Lancaster Speakers Club public speaking program
 
Public speaking training and education at this Lancashire Speakers Club - Contact now
 

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?

Julian Treasure TED videos help you fix that. The sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.
 
Take time to view and digest Julian's key points. You will not be disappointed.
 
Can you benefit and use these tips? I can!
 
 

 

 

Here is a synopsis of Julian's tips:

Avoid:
 
1. Gossip

2. Judging
 
3. Negativity
 
4. Complaining
 
5. Excuses
 
6. Lying
 
7. Dogmatism
 
 
BE POSITIVE WITH HAIL - To greet or acclaim enthusiastically
 
H - Honestly (Be straight and clear)
 
A - Authenticity (Be yourself)
 
I - Integrity (Be your word)
 
L - Love (wish them well)
 
 
VOCAL TOOLBOX
 
Use Julian's amazing vocal toolbox:
 
1. Register - Locate your voice at your chest to gain some weight
 
2. Timbre - Voices that are rich, smooth and warm
 
3. Prosody - Avoid monotone, a statement sounds like a question and repeat a statement
 
4. Pace - Get excited by saying something really quickly; Slow down to emphasize; Silent #
 
5. Pitch- Ex: "Where did you leave my keys?" with different pitches are different meaning
 
6. Volume: Excited - High Volume; Attention - Low Volume 
 
 
How useful and powerful is that? Was it useful?
 
Try HAIL in your next presentation.
 
Let me know how you got on.
 
Good luck.
 
Eddy Jackson
South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

Public Speaking Education In Lancashire SLSC Training Program

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Public speaking education and training at a Lancashire Speakers Club

 

Public Speaking Education In Lancashire SLSC Training Program


James Douglas, the South Lancaster Speakers Club, Education Director, coordinates a diverse training program to help nurture and develop the full potential of members.

Here is a recording from one of the club's events where everyone had to read from an article of their choice. There was an incredible range of literature presented and everyone gained new insights.

Louise, as an outstanding teacher, whose proven expertise and recognition in a range of contrasting schools, shared her favourite book that has enthralled generations of pupils.

 

 

Check out the South Lancaster Speakers Club Facebook page now.

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554