This is the September 2016 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

Our September meeting opened with the observation of one minute silence in respect of Frank Kovacs who recently passed away. Frank, a long-time member of Leicestershire Speakers, will be greatly missed.

The programme consisted of three speeches. Robert Clare delivering his maiden speech, told us of his positive experience as a foster child and his life to date.  The life of Gladys Aylward was the subject of Val Christie’s speech. Neil Barker explained how the jet stream is created in the third speech of the evening.

Anne Jones used the education slot to give advice on using the voice to best effect. As always, Anne delivered her advice eloquently and with great humour.

There was a lot of laughter caused by the impromptu speeches devised by Morag Wilkes. An individual was handed the name of a celebrity who had to say what birthday gift they would give him or her. The responses were hilarious. Just to give a taster: we heard how the Queen would be taken on a clandestine visit to the ‘naughty knicker’ shop; fish and chips for Elton John and three goldfish in a tank for David Cameron!

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