News from The Presidents Dinner in Preston on Saturday 29th October 2016

I made the 3 hr drive to Salmesbury near Preston on Saturday arriving at 1.30, just in time for the first seminar –  Women in Leadership and Entrepreneurship which was pretty inspiring as it was delivered by Bernie Morgan of Thanet Speakers.   Bernie has taken on many roles in leadership from parish council to developing a financial institution and bringing in big money deals under serious stress and pressure.  She now exercises her entrepreneurial skills in her chocolate cafe in Margate.

After a short break Nigel Thorne of Cardiff Speakers introduced us to the New National website for Speakers Clubs.  He has been working on this for many months and I must admit it looks a lot better than the previous website.  I encourage you all to visit the site: (the old site at is soon to be decommissioned).

In the evening we had a formal dinner and many quality after dinner speeches.

It was great to to network with all the interesting people within the organisation.  Salmesbury is a lovely part of the country and well worth the trip.

I am pleased to announce that our National President Neil Harvey has re-arranged his busy schedule so that he will be able to attend our Charter Dinner in March next year.

Wendy Wright

President Swindon Speakers Club

Topics Competion on Thursday …yay

Topics are a great way of getting used to standing up and saying something in front of an audience for just a couple of minutes.  Some of us are quite good at this, some of us like myself are still struggling with the experience but I choose to believe that is what its all about.  The competition part is irrelevant to me, it just adds a bit extra to the excitement.

What I’m trying to say is – come along and give it a go – there is a certain excitement to feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

The other part to it is that listening to every one else is entertaining and a learning experience – that worked well or he could have said that (so easy to think when you are in the audience).

See you Thursday


Social Night – Skittles

Swindon Speakers Skittles

Our next Swindon Speakers social evening is being organised by our very own Social Secretary, Dorothy. It will be a skittles evening at The White Hart in Wroughton (SN4 9JX) on Wednesday 9th November 2016.

Old, current and new Members are more than welcome as well as friends and family.