Programme 2018/19

Date Theme Topic Lecturer
24 September 2018 Welcome evening & introductions Introductions – Why come to Rostrum? Wajida Bukhari
1 October 2018 Nerves, getting the butterflies in formation Reading an extract Kevin Hawkins
8 October 2018 Notes and Structure Poetry reading Alan Williams
15 October 2018 Engage the audience, add interest, gestures A good night out John Rowe
22 October 2018 Stand and deliver – developing your own style Knowing me, knowing you Wajida Bukhari
29 October 2018 Introducing humour, benefits and pitfalls Holiday from hell Kevin Hawkins
5 November 2018 Practise, polish, perfect, personalise Can you believe it! Alan Calow
12 November 2018 Guest Speaker – My Public Speaking Experience Spinning a yarn John Peers
19 November 2018 David Bruce Trophy: Humorous Speech Free Choice (Humorous) William Sheldon
26 November 2018 Christmas Trophy: “Most Progress this Term” T’was the night before Christmas Ian Schofield
3 December 2018 Christmas Dinner
21 January 2019 Call My Bluff Ian Schofield
28 January 2019 Brainwork Kevin Hawkins My Worst job EVER!
4 February 2019 Knowing Your Audience My Mission is to play… Patricia Russell
11 February 2019 Powerpoint with pictures PechaKucha Stuart Sager
18 February 2019 Microphone Techniques Who wants to be a millionaire? Alan Calow
25 February 2019 Formal Speaking Acceptance Speech Alan Williams
4 March 2019 Pitch, pause, pace, the importance of rhythm On the pitch John Rowe
11 March 2019 Impromptu Speaking Impromptu Kevin Hawkins
18 March 2019 Impromptu Night Keith Greenhalgh Trophy
25 March 2019 AGM Awarding of the Pat McKenna Trophy

Course Fees

Our course costs £60 for 20 weeks. You can pay online here.