Didn’t we have a great evening on Wednesday this week!  Another great turn out, and lots of guests that came to the evening too, all adding to the energy and excitement of the evening.

We were privaledged to be led by our highly competant Toastmaster, Vivienne, who had clearly well prepared for the evening, Which meant we had a throughly entertaining evening. By doing her homework well in advance by asking whether we liked our work or not, we all got to find out a little bit more about each other which contributed to the warmth of the evening.

I enjoyed all the speeches very much. It was clear that all speakers had put huge efforts into crafting their speeches, and this was evidenced in the pure quality of speeches we had from all our speakers.

Manoj had a real challenge, with the sheer volume and number of Table Topic contestants, but he handled it with cool calm and expert composure.

Serena has come a long way, and her evaluations were accurate, well structured, and useful, she had excellent composure, and stage presence.

Well done to Jason, our time keeper of the evening, who kept us from going too far astray on the time!

Thanks to Zhanna and who kept us up to speed on use of filler words.  Her usual diligence to her role, made sure that we all received quality feedback.

thanks to John whose sharp listening skills,  drew our attention to the artful use of words and expressions that we had listened to throughout the evening.

Well done to our remaining role holders who all contributed to the richness of the evening.

so whats been happening, and what going to happen next? Lets take a look at the agenda:
Spark Stories – 4th March 2013 at 7:30pm
I am reliably informed that this went down a storm. Well done to Richard, Flavia, Chris, and Julie who all attended and gave their stories. I’m told that they were all on cloud nine after the event!! The adrenaline rush was fantastic.

Monday 11th March 2012
If you are up for some inpromptu speaking in a relaxed environment well this is a must! The theme for your story is “Awkward” so if you fancy giving a 4 to 5 minute story in public, or simply want to watch. this if for you, the essentials are:-
1. The location.
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
E8 1HE
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5734
email: hackney@picturehouses.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/HackneyPicturehouse
Twitter: @HackneyPH
General Manager: Darren Jones
Start time: 7.30 pm
We plan to meet inside the venue.

Drop Katy an email if you want to come.
Be there!!

2. More information: visit the link below.
7.30pm 13th March Committee Meeting
Note to all serving Committee Members, this is an important note in the diary, where we will be succession planning for next year committee members.Usual Location.
20th March 2013 the International Speech and Evaluation Contest Club Level
Yes, this will soon be upon us, so to all our Lewisham Members if you are interested in entering speak to Manoj. Club Level is always fun.T here are plenty of other roles to fill if you don’t want to compete. No excuses!!
10th April 2013 the International Speech Evaluation Contest Area Level
This will be held on Wednesday 10th April.Reception will be at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start and will be on Lewisham Speakers home turf, Lewisham Methodist Church. There are plenty of roles, for those who are not competing in the competition so if you are not competing and would like to take part get in contact with Katy Woolcott. We need judges, counters, timers, contest chairs, so drop me line if you are interested in any of these roles.
Have a good weekend all!
Katy Woolcott
President of Lewisham Speakers

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