Barry went on to outline the idea of the evening's activity for newcomers - extempore speaking. Participants would be handed a list of six topics with fifteen minutes to prepare a short talk of about three to four minutes. The task was an absorbing challenge as the silence in the room proved, then one by one members displayed their skills in presenting a talk with little preparation time.
The topics were wide-ranging and often hilarious, yet thought-provoking on subjects such as : 'Money, money", 'Who I would like to be stuck in a lift with', 'My most frightening moment', 'Charity begins at home', ' If I ruled the world' etc.
There's lots more I could write, but take it from me, last Monday evening was a pleasure and privilege to listen to the speech-making skills of a most interesting and talented group of people. So why not come along and enjoy the experience of expressing your own unique voice