Speakers Club - Members Reviews
I’ve been asked many times now why I joined South Lancaster Speakers Club, what I get out of it and what personal benefits are there. Is it scary speaking in front of an audience? How did I overcome my nerves and apprehension when talking to a crowd? Is what I've learnt of any use to me in everyday life?
Well, to begin with, I couldn't get up to speak I was so nervous. I sat, listened and watched the other members speak. I was under no pressure at all to join in any of the speeches. It was only after 2 or 3 meetings I felt ready to risk a 2-minute topic session. And would you believe it, I loved it. The other more experienced members were exceptionally supportive and offered some very friendly and positive feedback. The coaching and advice I get after every speech has not only improved my technique but allows me to control better my nervousness and anxiety. Yes, I still get nervous, but the members of South Lancaster Speakers Club are so friendly and supportive and the atmosphere so relaxed it doesn't matter if I get a little tongue-tied and rely more than I should on my notes.
The South Lancaster Speakers Club would have served me well when I was doing my university thesis. Rather than a shaky, hesitant delivery, it could have sounded more polished and professional. It definitely would have helped when I was giving presentations at work. The South Lancaster Speakers Club has helped me improve audience rapport and how to project my voice with appropriate gestures. I can now deliver a more interesting and animated speech which holds the audience attention.
And then there's the social side of the club. It's not only about speaking, but there is the friendliness and camaraderie of the members. We all went out for a meal at Christmas and it was an amazing night out. Of course, no one was struggling to keep the conversation going.
I would definitely recommend the South Lancaster Speakers Club to everybody. Whether you're a student, giving presentations at work, looking for a social and entertaining evening or just needing a brain workout, the South Lancaster Speakers Club is for you.
Sue Solloway South Lancaster Speakers Club
South Lancashire Speakers Club offers something that is unique to the area. There are a great many ways to spend an enjoyable evening with others with similar interests in Forton, Garstang or the surrounding villages, all catering for different interests ranging from the gardening club, to country dancing, singing, Zumba, yoga, Pilates and creative workshops. All are concerned with improving physical aspects of the individual.
South Lancashire Speakers Club, however, promises to enhance qualities in the individual linked to self-improvement such as confidence, mental agility and speaking clearly and articulately. South Lancashire Speakers Club offers something with real benefits ranging from speaking in front of a small group of very supportive, friendly and encouraging people to developing a timed, prepared talk on a range of subjects. All qualities that are very useful regardless of age. For those of a certain age who no longer have the mental rigour of the work place this is very welcome and stimulating way of keeping an active brain. Speakers Club provides those in work with an excellent way of fine-tuning skills required to give presentations or performing well in an interview. So, no matter a person’s age by the end of the evening every speaker is guaranteed a buzz of excitement and achievement in having improved their speaking skills.
Louise Jackson South Lancaster Speakers Club
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