Never a bad day for West Herts Speakers!

In what must have been a record-breaking attendance for West Herts Speakers around 26 people packed into our room at the Noke Hotel last night to witness some of the finest public speaking to happen west of the county.

Our table topic speakers bravely answered age-related questions such as “If you could move forward in time and meet your 90-year-old-self, what questions would you ask?” or “If you could live forever, how would you spend your time?” – Tough questions that were answered well by all.

We had a whoppinFile 12-10-2016, 23 57 55g four prepared speeches, all of which were completely different in style and content.

Lynn kicked us off with a highly structured speech about how and why her job gives her satisfaction, while Jenny followed with a compelling argument as to why she feels that ‘Black History Month’ is not racist. Following this, Gwendoline told us why ‘creating memories to cherish’ is important to her, and how she applies it to her working life. And lastly Karen gave us an interesting poem recital in synchronisation with an on-screen video, and she focused heavily on the variation in her voice and overall delivery. All-in-all a diverse, and high-quality evening of speeches.


So who were the winners?

The bFile 12-10-2016, 23 57 14est evaluator award went to Monica for her strong evaluation of Gwendoline’s speech.

Jenny cleaned up in both the best table topic AND best speaker awards, so a big congratulations to her!

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 26th October so please do come along!


Hatfied’s Heroes of the Humorous Speech

Belly laughs were aplenty in Hatfield on Saturday as West Herts Speakers’ very own Tom Goodfellow and Richard Beagle were wittily pitted against the rest of the district in the latest Humorous speech competition.

We didn’t bring any trophies home this time (that was not a joke!) but we did raise the roof with chuckles, and that was the point!


Mr Beagle made us proud with solidly jolly table topic on ‘what do you do if you need a belly laugh’, and Tom did his famous ‘The Great Pretender’ speech, this time with an extra-loud recorder introduction which blew a few eardrums in the front row (awkward).


Thanks to everyone who came to support our speakers!