Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers Club
Speaking with a sparkle!
Are you planning a presentation, preparing a pitch, or just need to increase your self-confidence? The Ipswich Electrifiers Speakers' Club meets every Thursday fortnight at the Chamber of Commerce at Felaw Maltings to practise speaking in public. Guests are always welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and the aim is to enable people to develop their communication and leadership skills.
A key element of the meeting is the table topics session. We speak off the cuff for up to two minutes – and it really improves your ability to think on your feet, and have an answer for anything. That’s particularly useful when someone asks you an awkward question!
Prepared speeches are an opportunity to master other elements such as vocal variety, body language, persuasiveness (essential when closing that sale), and use of visual aids.
Feedback is a particularly valued part of the programme. Comments are very constructive, and everyone’s contribution – from reporting on the time-keeping, to management of the meeting – is evaluated. Ipswich Electrifiers is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide network of clubs whose aim is to encourage not just good speaking and thinking, but good listening too.
For further information see www.ipswichelectrifiers.org.uk
We look forward to seeing you!