Speechmasters go on a long journey
Prestwick Speechmasters welcomed a good attendance for the second meeting of their new season.
Chairman, Bob Cameron, introduced a variety of topics which members were invited to respond to for two minutes.
The troubles of Monarch Airways, Gibraltar, Big Ben, and the Broadcast licence were solved at least for one evening.
The first speaker, Iain Mclean, took the title of “Blowing the Whistle” recalling memories of Sarah Tidsdale, Peter Wright, Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, and their respective episodes of whistle- blowing.
Jack Quinn, spoke on “Old Wives Tales”. What were they, cures, technical lessons, scaremongering or just story telling ending up as morality tales?
An extremely humorous journey through some truths and misconceptions.
The third speech has to be about a place, a person or an event and Jim Allan took the audience on a trip to Alaska and Australia and introduced to the dangers of fishing and living in the wild.
His advice was to steer clear of Grizzly bears, no matter how cuddly they may appear from a distance and DO NOT fish near crocodiles.
The Evaluator, Richard Wiggins, doing this for the first time, did not disappoint, pointing out some mannerisms which should be corrected. A good evening where all learned something new.
The Speechmasters meet each Monday at 7.30pm in the Parkstone Hotel.