This is the November 2016 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

Our November meeting was an evening of an eclectic mix of speeches full of interest, enjoyment and fun.  Penny Wright’s description of a long held ambition to paraglide left one with the feeling of being lifted by the thermals and basking in absolute peace.

We were taken through a Sequoia forest in America by Sue Coleman. This speech was well scripted and full of researched fact. Sue’s enthusiasm and love of trees was passionately delivered to her audience.

Mark Glover delivered a speech in his inimitable style which started with him rapidly reciting the vowels sounds. We wondered what was coming and all was soon revealed!  An entertaining account of the evolution of the human voice!

Nursery Rhymes were the theme for our Topics session organised by John Barron. On a folded piece of paper, handed to those who were to speak, was a nursery rhyme. The object of the theme was to present the nursery rhyme as a news report. The originality of some presentations caused much mirth. We had Jack and Jill climbing Mount Everest for fresh water, a very moving appeal for missing sheep was made by our President Anne French.

Leicestershire Speakers welcome anyone who would like to learn the art of speaking in public. Our meetings are supportive, informative and entertaining, helping to turn nervous wrecks into confident, speakers. We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blaby Drop in Centre. For more information, ring Anne Jones on 0116 2772295 or visit our website We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.