Some of our newer members entertained us recently. Derek Eastwood described the astonishing number of amazing coincidences he has had in his life. We all admired his capacity for remembering them in close detail. Then Ruth Redmond described some of the hazards of her work as a building surveyor, including how to deal with a rat in a cupboard (just shut the door) and how not to break down a door that opens outwards on the fourth floor of a Georgian building – stand back and kick; a shoulder charge is not a good idea.
Sue Hanger then held a training session on how to approach impromptu speaking as in our ‘Topics’ sessions. This is supposed to be a serious business, but we all agreed the most important thing was to have fun. Later, Heather Moore ran her first Topics session. She had prepared a number of photos of various parts of the globe, and invited us to talk about what the picture inspired. Margaret Baldwin visited Antarctica for the first time; Edward Taylor reached into his memory banks for facts about South America, and Allan Rimmer took the opportunity to describe a youthful hitchhiking experience across Europe.
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.