10 October

Our 2nd meeting of the season went very well last night and we had 6 speeches (and 7 evaluations) together with a warm up and a Topics session on Gestures. The speeches were:

1. Paul Oliver A8 “What we did on Holiday”

2. Ben Rout A2 “Iceland a leader in Renewable Energy”

3. Diana Bond-Smith A1 “Introduction”

4. Philip Baldock A10 “The Hunt – What’s wrong with my generation?”

5. Louis Pace A1 “Father of the Bride”

6. Maggie Harling A4 “Analogy to Metaphor”

The star of the evening was Philip who passed his A10 Masterpiece speech and will now receive his ASC Certificate of Achievement – the first that we’ve awarded in the club since James McGinty left 🙂

The reason there were 7 evaluations was because a Masterpiece has to be evaluated by 2 evaluators (one from another club) so I asked Kevin Northcott, President of Sudbury club, to come along and evaluate Philip as well – we both wholeheartedly agreed on the pass.

Looking forward to seeing yuo all again on 14 November 🙂

Best wishes, Keith
President, Colchester Speakers Club

Speak Well in Public


Express yourself with confidence and clarity and you’ll find new opportunities open up.

If you can rely on your speaking skills, you will feel so much more confident about taking those opportunities up.

Do you want to:

  • use speaking skills to sell your ideas?
  • speak confidently? 
  • stop feeling fearful?
  • express yourself proficiently?
  • transform yourself and your career?

Although we’re the longest established speakers club in Essex, we’re small but growing which means we have time to listen to what you want to achieve and tailor a programme to suit you.

Face the Fear

New members often say they’ve spent months (sometimes years) hiding from their fear of public speaking.  If you decide to join us you will be in the company of people who joined Colchester Speakers Club for the same reasons you are thinking of joining – and who will be developing their public speaking alongside you.

“There are only two types of speaker in the world – the nervous and liars” – Mark Twain.

At Colchester Speakers Club we learn from each other and we develop our confidence and speaking skills in a reassuring and supportive environment.

See what you think

Come along to one of our monthly Tuesday meetings and check us out.  Visits are free!

  • meetings: second Tuesday of every month apart from August
  • times: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
  • venue: 107, High Street (Conservative Club – entrance in Maidenburgh Street) CO1 1TH

Our meetings are relaxed and provide lots of opportunities for developing your skills, boosting confidence and practising.

More information

If you’re interested in the idea of joining Colchester Speakers Club and want to talk to someone about it, please email us and we will get in touch with you by phone.

email: Colchester Speakers Club

Click here to download our information leaflet