Rochdale Rostrum

Programme 2017/18

 

25 September 2017

Welcome evening + introductions

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Introduction

 

2 October 2017

Nerves, getting the butterflies in formation

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Money

 

9 October 2017

Notes and Structure

Lecturer: Alan Williams

Topic: Reading an extract

 

16 October 2017

Microphone techniques

Lecturer: Alan Warrington

Topic: Holiday

 

23 October 2017

Engage the audience, add interest, gestures

Lecturer: Alan Williams

Topic: Records

 

30 October 2017

Stand and deliver, impress with style

Lecturer: John Wroe

Topic: Good for a laugh

 

6 November 2017

Introducing humour, benefits and pitfalls

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Unbelievable truth

 

13 November 2017

Practise, polish, perfect, personalise

Lecturer: Alan Calow

Topic: My philosophy of life

 

20 November 2017

Guest speaker – Raconteur evening

Lecturer: Keith Swift

Topic: My greatest achievement

 

27 November 2017

David Bruce trophy: Humorous Speech

Lecturer: Val Chadwick

Topic: Own humorous speech

 

4 December 2017

Christmas Dinner + Awarding of the Christmas Trophy

 

22 January 2018

Motivation

Lecturer: Elaine Hadfield

Topic: Famous people

 

29 January 2018

Brainwork

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: My dream job

 

5 February 2018

Knowing Your Audience

Lecturer: Patricia Russell

Topic: Poetry reading

 

12 February 2018

Powerpoint presentation

Lecturer: Stuart Sager

Topic: Facebook

 

19 February 2018

After dinner speaking

Lecturer: Alan Williams

Topic: My experience with the law

 

26 February 2018

Pitch, pause, pace, the importance of rhythm

Lecturer: Alan Calow

Topic: Formal speeches

 

5 March 2018

Impromptu Speaking

Lecturer: John Wroe

Topic: TBC on the night

 

12 March 2018

Keith Greenhalgh Trophy

Lecturer: Val Chadwick

Topic: Impromptu Speech (title give on the night)

 

19 March 2018

Call my bluff

Lecturer: Ian Schofield

 

26 March 2018

AGM + Awarding of the Pat McKenna Trophy

 

Contact Information

Rochdale Rostrum Club

The Broadfield Hotel
Sparrow Hill
Rochdale
OL16 1AF

Tel: 01706 345446

Meeting times

Mondays 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Free Tea and Coffee Provided

 

Where we are

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