Maidenhead Speakers Club Presents… calling it quits can be a laughing matter!
From time to time we’ve all had enough of the job, the stresses and strains and the petty frustrations. But have you ever thought about crafting the perfect resignation letter? Where you tell your boss what you really think of him? In exquisite detail?
Mell Sheppard has. And she let it all out to Maidenhead Speakers Club when she took part in the annual Humorous Speech Contest this week (12 September). With props that included Darth Vader, and Daisy the cow, Mell took the gloves off as she imagined what it would be like to say what was really on her mind.
Giving vent to her feelings she scored a win with the judges over stiff competition and now goes on to represent Maidenhead in the Area Speech Contest on Saturday 8th October inWindsor
Presenting the trophy club president remarked that “Mell really brought out the funny side of what isn’t usually a laughing matter – and used the speaking skills she has honed at Toastmasters to good effect. We are sure she will do well in the next stage of the contest”
On the same evening Nick Bailey won the trophy for the table topics contest where speakers have to talk off the cuff on a topic they find out about only moments before! Nick brought to bear his experiences working part time inEnglandas a surveyor and inSouth Africaas a tour guide to answer the question about whether, given the chance he would prefer to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur, a professional or an artist.
If you would like to see how Mell and Nick fare representing Maidenhead on 8 October and to get a flavour of what Toastmasters is like then come along to the Area contest inWindsor. Visitors are most welcome.
Winner Mell Sheppard receiving her award
Winner Nick Bailey receiving his award