helping to develop speaking and leadership skills 
Wokingham Speakers Club

OUR MEETINGS 

Come along and see for yourself what happens at one of our meetings. Guests and new members always get a very warm welcome. 
 
We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Our meetings start promptly at 7.30pm and finish at 9.40pm. 
 
We meet in the Rose Room in the Methodist Centre in Rose Street in Wokingham town centre. Access to this room is directly off Rose Street, not via the main entrance to the Centre. 
At this time of the day, there is always plenty of free parking available nearby. The nearest car parks are Rose Street car park right next to the Centre and the Waitrose car park, off Rectory Road - about 1 minute's walk away. The railway station is around 5 minutes away. 
 
Our meetings are always well-stuctured and time is managed closely. We believe that one of the characteristics of good speaking is good time-keeping! The tone of every meeting is one of supportive, constructive collaboration. We are all learning to become better speakers and we can only achieve this through helping each other. 
A Typical Meeting Agenda 
19:30 Welcome members & visitors 
 
Introduce agenda & roles 
Explain the protocols. 
 
19.40 Speaker 1: Prepared Speech 
 
19:50 Speaker 2: Prepared Speech 
 
20:00 Speaker 3: Prepared Speech 
 
20:10 Impromptu speaking: 1 to 2 minute "off the cuff" talks, on a topic chosen by somebody else 
20:30 Break 
 
20:50 Evaluation of each prepared speech and the impromptu talks 
 
21:10 General Evaluator to comment on meeting 
Grammarian comments on use of language throughout 
 
21:20 Present awards, Club business, 
Comments from visitors and members 
 
21:30 Meeting closes