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Felixstowe Speakers Club – January 2023 Update

Hello and welcome to the latest update from Felixstowe Speakers Club.

At our September meeting we started our new educational year with a brand-new agenda. In addition to our normal speaking education, we will also be learning leadership skills. For our January meeting we focussed on Using our Voice and ran our club competitions for prepared speeches and impromptu speeches. For our February meeting we will be hosting the East Anglia Area competition and in March we will be focusing on Word Pictures and Storytelling. To find out what we will be covering in future sessions, take a look at our programme for 2022-23.

Due to the competitions taking place we started off with the education session focussing on Use of Voice. We learnt about how your voice increases in pitch when you want to come across as happy and how the pitch lowers when you want to sound sad.

After the education session we jumped straight into the topics/impromptu speaking competition. The topic for the competition this year was: “If you won the lottery, would you take a trip on the virgin galactic shuttle?” If you were asked to answer this question in two minutes, what would you say? Would you go, or would you stay on earth?

The final part of our meeting was the speech contest and we had three entrants this year. The first talked about “The importance of connection” detailing the how at times it can be hard to connect to family and friends but if we can build those connections, you can help them accomplish their goals. The second speech was called “On the Edge of Sedition”. This speech talked about how the country appears to dividing more and more with each passing day with the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer and nurses who care for us are at our time of need, are using food banks. The final speech was called “*beep* social media”. This speech talked about the strange world of technology, how it has taken over our lives and how it is changing the way we think.

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