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Lancashire Speakers Club unedited ZOOM meeting

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A Lancashire Speakers Club hosted its first ZOOM meeting

 

The South Lancaster Speakers Club meets in Forton Church Hall just north of Garstang, Lancashire.

In response to COVID-19 lockdown here is their first ZOOM meeting. (Unedited)

The new President Louise Jackson introduced and welcomed new members.

Join us online for fun public speaking activities.

 
 
South Lancaster Speakers Club host regular online meetings. Join us now.
 
 
 
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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

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

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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

How can you effectively communicate with audiences

 

 

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How can you effectively communicate with audiences?


Is your presentation, media, or speech in tune with the needs of your audience?

Think about the power of social and emotional intelligence.

Appreciation, understanding, and sensitivity can unlock the key to success.

Try it now. It works

Eddy Jackson, a South Lancaster Speakers Club member shows how to successfully engage audiences and viewer with his latest blog post.

Check it now!

Enjoy.

 

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Engage viewers with emotional and social intelligence

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

Lancaster Speakers Club Christmas Dinner The Fleece Inn Dolphinholme Forest Of Bowland

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Carol sent her apologies due to illnes.

The portraits were taken with a Nikon 135mm lens on a D800.

The images will support members CV/Bio.

A range of fun questions accompanies these.

Out-of-the-box interview questions. 

What would your autobiography be called? 

Describe your life using film titles. 

Which animal would make the best type of prime minister if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over? 

If you were the CEO of a company, name one thing you would make compulsory in the office and one thing you would ban in the office. 

What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference? 

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why? 

What's the colour of money? 

If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you? 

Are you a hunter or a gatherer? 

What was the last gift you gave someone? 
 

Members have volunteered to share some of their speeches online to make an important contribution to the South Lancaster Speakers Club website. Here, the objective to deliver essential education and training to the club's online audiences.

I will ask if they would like to make audio and video recordings to support this process.

EJ

 

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

Lancashire Speakers Club Topic Speeches

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                    27th November 2019

In Attendance:- Diana Douglas, James Douglas, Jane Entwistle, John Entwistle, Eddy Jackson, Louise Jackson, Carol Kershaw, David Knox and Sue Solloway.

Apologies:- Andrew Hawkes and Joyce Meiring.

Welcome and Introductions

The President welcomed those present and then passed over to Sue Solloway, Chair for the evening.

Prepared Speeches

Each Member had been asked to prepare a four-minute speech the title given  “A Most Interesting Fact.” As expected subjects covered by each speaker were varied and interesting.

 “Difference between Breakfast Tea and India Tea” how the two are made, the health benefits of tea. This talk came from Louise Jackson.


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John Entwistle talked about some physical and historical features in Cumbria where a battle took place, bringing to an end the last Celtic Kingdom in the country.

 

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“Left Handedness”, David Knox informed those present that approximately 11% of the world’s population is left-handed, that there are slightly more male ‘lefties’ than females, that on average they die younger than right-handed people and that five out of the last eight American Presidents were left-handed.

 

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Eddy Jackson talked about a young student who challenged his superiors who had embellished results of tests on new products which resulted in him being ‘transferred’ to France but ended up running the company.

 

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Jane Entwistle talked about Percy Shaw and his invention “Cats Eyes” which came about following a very hazardous journey where he could not see where he was going. On a recent journey Jane estimated that there approximately one million cats eyes on the motorways between Bristol and Lancaster.

 

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James Douglas entertained members with an interesting talk about water, 75% of the total universe is made up of Hydrogen and that only one billionth of the sun’s energy reaches earth and that it takes eight minutes to arrive.

 

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Carol Kershaw’s talk was about coffee drinkers and made reference to some drawbacks to drinking too much coffee, headaches and difficulties getting to sleep. Carol also made reference to various well-known people such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Sir James McIntosh and their opinions on this beverage.

 

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Diana Douglas most interesting fact was about the Ukulele. A detailed explanation was given as to how chords are constructed on this easy to play a musical instrument, and that one does not have to be able to read music in order to play.

 

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Sue Solloway talked about global warming and greenhouse gases and her very interesting fact was that the most abundant gas in the atmosphere is ‘water vapour.’ The talk also included information on carbon dioxide and that the biggest absorber of this gas is plankton.

 

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Prepared Speeches – Evaluations

These evaluations were carried out by Diana Doulas, John Entwistle and Louise Jackson. All three were allocated speakers to evaluate and all three pointed out the strong points and offered some very helpful advice as to where improvements could be made. It would be fair to say that during the remainder of the evening speakers certainly took on board the comments made by the Evaluators!

Topics Session

The Chair for this session was Jane Entwistle and the theme chosen was inspired by her journey from Bristol to Lancaster. The Topics included ‘Road Signs,’ ‘Motorways or A Roads,’ ‘Speed Cameras,’ ‘Driving Tests,’ ‘Driverless Cars,’ ‘Compulsory Car Share’ and ‘Music in Cars.’

 

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Topics Evaluation

The job of Evaluating the Topics was given to Carol Kershaw who highlighted the pros and cons of each contribution.

The General Evaluator,  Eddy Jackson, commented on the evening as a whole, which was very enjoyable, well chaired. He also made some very positive comments on how much members had improved over the last year in what is a very supportive, constructive and fun atmosphere.

Business Section

The President informed members that a menu for the meal at ‘The Fleece’ on Wednesday 18th December would  be sent out for them to choose what they want to eat and that they should let Sue know there choices.

The Education Director informed members that they should bring along something to read out at the next meeting, eg a poem, a newspaper article. The reading should last no more than four minutes.

The President thanked everyone for their valued contributions to what was a very enjoyable, interesting and fun filled meeting.

 

                                 The Meeting closed at 9.28

          Date of next meeting Wednesday 11th December 2019.

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

South Lancaster Speakers Club Showcase Videos

Check out the Lancashire Speaker's Club Showcase videos filmed in their inaugral year.

South Lancaster Speakers Club Showcase Videos

 

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Welcome to South Lancaster Speakers Club.

We are a club with an enthusiastic membership and we would like you to join us where you will learn and practice the useful life skill of speaking in front of an audience in a friendly and supportive environment.

The Lancaster Speakers Club (SLSC) welcomes you. Please take the time to view our role in promoting oratory and rhetorical expertise in the community.

A range of speakers videos and text presentations show members in action. Check out the links on this site.

Training and support are provided "Speakers Club helped me get a promotion." "Now I can talk in any situation." "Speakers Club has boosted my confidence." A new hobby, new interest, new friends! So why not give it a try, you have nothing to lose but perhaps a lot to gain?

Join us! David Knox. President.

Call now 01524 805554. Email davidknox49@hotmail.co.uk https://www.southlancasterspeakers.club/

The Speakers's Club Videos:

South Lancaster Speakers Club Showcase Videos

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 Adult Education Lessons Lancaster

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Does public speaking make you nervous?

Do you want to become an effective speaker?

There are benefits to be gained from being good at communicating.

Check out this video and make contact.

ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC SPEAKING

By applying our speaker’s club strategic verbal and nonverbal delivery techniques you will be able to fully engage your audience.

The South Lancaster Speakers Club will show how your manner of speaking should fit with the setting, atmosphere, and occasion of your speech.

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Our programme of events, training, and supports gives you and excellent foundation.

Our expertise can help you in your work, across jobs, and enhance career development.

Come and join us now.

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ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

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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