January 2019

Lutterworth Speakers Club

Our New Year started in fine style with a great mix of entertaining and thought-provoking speeches.  Ruth Redmond spoke first, on the rather unusual subject of asbestos.  A building surveyor by profession, she outlined the history and use of this dangerous material in public buildings, and the challenges of dealing with it, particularly in schools.  It was a real insight into the problems faced by those having to deal with it.  The message is – beware, but don’t panic.

The rest of the evening was taken up with impromptu speeches.  Take a subject out a hat, have 10 minutes to prepare notes, then deliver a speech of 5-6 minutes – that’s the challenge, and a first for some of our newer members.  Burns night, tea-making, and travel were all explored.  Gary Hayward on vacuum cleaners, and Dave Hanger on memorable experiences at school were both very amusing and entertaining, while Heather Moore showed excellent knowledge tackling the subject of food additives and labelling.  But Jen Smollett stole the show with her lively and very funny account of how she changed from hating cats to loving them – all because of her partner who loves them.

We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.  If you are interested in developing public speaking skills in a supportive and fun environment, come along to Karter’s Café, 20, Church Street, Lutterworth.  Our first meeting of the New Year is on 7th Jan.  For further information ring Allan Rimmer on 01455 324495 or see our website lutterworthspeakersclub.com.