The topics for prepared speech, which proved most popular were 'You can't change the past, can't be sure of the future, so live for the present'. Also the following two topics 'My heros', and 'Are we a throwaway society?' Members enjoyed the challenge of focusing their thoughts into a time-frame of four minutes maximum, for this prepared speech exercise.
Following a short break for announcements etc. topic titles were distributed for extempore speech-making practice, with a shorter time of three minutes. Preferred topic choices were - 'I couldn't live without............', 'Mobile phones', 'We've never had it so good', and 'School-days are the happiest days of your life'.
After refreshments, we were pleased to listen to the informative adjudication by Kerena. On behalf of the Circle, the President thanked her for her most valuable contribution to the evening's further learning on the fascinating art of public-speaking.
Next Monday 26th October - members and guests are invited to a Hallowe'en party. Scary stories and other seasonal cabaret items will be most welcome.?