Archive for September 26th, 2015

Speech titles galore!

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

“I can’t think of anything to speak about….”  Speechwriters’ block is a common problem.

Thinking of a subject is an obstacle no longer! At the club meeting on Thursday 24th September John Holian ran an interactive speech writing workshop. By the end of the session, the challenge of filling the club programme for the rest of the season had been well and truly conquered!

John showed us how to think of subjects, generate speech titles, use mind mapping to develop the speech, find material and structure the speech. As well as a list of 40+ speech titles for general use, each individual had their own list of a dozen or so speech titles with three ready to develop into full speeches over the coming weeks.

This was an excellent workshop which addressed one of the fundamentals of public speaking, delivered by John with characteristic verve and enthusiasm.

Next meeting 15th October in York

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Our next meeting is a joint meeting with York RI Speakers Club. It takes place at their new(ish) venue, the York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York YO24 4HX on Thursday 15th October at 7.30pm.

It is a good chance to speak in front of a different audience and maybe learn a trick or two from our neighbours.