Rochdale Rostrum

Programme 2018/19

 

24 September 2018

Welcome evening & introductions

Lecturer: Wajida Bukhari

Topic: Introductions - Why come to Rostrum?

 

1 October 2018

Nerves, getting the butterflies in formation

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Reading an extract

 

8 October 2018

Notes and Structure

Lecturer: Alan Williams

Topic: Poetry reading

 

15 October 2018

Engage the audience, add interest, gestures

Lecturer: John Rowe

Topic: A good night out

 

22 October 2018

Stand and deliver - developing your own style

Lecturer: Wajida Bukhari

Topic: Knowing me, knowing you

 

29 October 2018

Introducing humour, benefits and pitfalls

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Holiday from hell

 

5 November 2018

Practise, polish, perfect, personalise

Lecturer: Alan Calow

Topic: Can you believe it!

 

12 November 2018

Guest Speaker - My Public Speaking Experience

Lecturer: John Peers

Topic: Spinning a yarn

 

19 November 2018

David Bruce Trophy: Humorous Speech

Lecturer: William Sheldon

Topic: Free Choice (Humorous)

 

26 November 2018

Christmas Trophy: "Most Progress this Term"

Lecturer: Ian Schofield

Topic: T'was the night before Christmas

 

3 December 2018

Christmas Dinner

 

21 January 2019

Call My Bluff

Lecturer: Ian Schofield

 

28 January 2019

Brainwork

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: My Worst job EVER!

 

4 February 2019

Knowing Your Audience

Lecturer: Patricia Russell

Topic: My Mission is to play...

 

11 February 2019

Powerpoint with pictures

Lecturer: Stuart Sager

Topic: PechaKucha

 

18 February 2019

Microphone Techniques

Lecturer: Alan Calow

Topic: Who wants to be a millionaire?

 

25 February 2019

Formal Speaking

Lecturer: Alan Williams

Topic: Acceptance Speech

 

4 March 2019

Pitch, pause, pace, the importance of rhythm

Lecturer: John Rowe

Topic: On the pitch

 

11 March 2019

Impromptu Speaking

Lecturer: Kevin Hawkins

Topic: Impromptu

 

18 March 2019

Keith Greenhalgh Trophy

Topic: Impromptu

 

25 March 2019

AGM + Awarding of the Pat McKenna Trophy

 

Contact Information

Rochdale Rostrum Club

Royal Toby Hotel
Manchester Road
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3HF

Tel: 01706 345446

Meeting times

Mondays 7:30pm - 9:30pm