Our Meeting this month opened with Margaret Barrett reading “The Speech” by Joyce Grenfell. One could almost imagine Margaret had been ‘morphed’ into Joyce Grenfell with her reading.

Summer was the title of Hiten Vyas’ speech, based on vocabulary. Whilst talking about summer Hiten took us across the channel to the Eiffel Tower and informed that it actually expands 17cm. From the audience’s faces it was apparent they were imagining the dimension and plane of the expansion!!

Wyn Glen always speaks so eloquently, and she entertained us with anecdotes about the battles her late husband had with the lawn mower. Wyn told us how she refused to let the garden daunt her, and approach the tasks in hand with stoicism.

Topics (impromptu short speeches) for July were led by Mark Glover and as usual these led to some very interesting views and ideas when the speaker was challenged to talk about the value of an object or thing. One example the Loch Ness Monsters another diamonds.

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 www.leicspeakers.co.uk. We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.