‘Solent Speakers helps to unearth the talent within us’

SPEAKING OUT John Tunstall
SPEAKING OUT John Tunstall
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IT IS said that the idea that wins the day isn’t necessarily the best idea but the one that is communicated most effectively.

Where can you go to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to ensure your ideas are heard? Answer: Solent Speakers.

Since 2002, the club has been helping people meet their own communication and leadership objectives.

Whether a presentation at work or a father-of-the-bride speech, the supportive and fun environment provides the opportunity to improve confidence.

The past 10 years has seen Solent Speakers help more than 400 people to develop their communication skills.

In partnership with Highbury College, members of Solent Speakers and its sister clubs in Chichester, Arun Speakers, and Portsmouth, Spinnaker Speakers, have worked extensively with the Prince’s Trust to prepare the delegates for their final presentation to an audience.

Solent Speakers hold an annual celebration of achievement to recognise contribution at the club.

Currently in its eighth year, the Oscars-style celebration introduced a new award to recognise contribution from outside the club to the local community.

The award was given to Jennie Romicheva of Community Action Fareham’s Volunteering Centre for her extensive work promoting the many activities of the volunteering community.

It is rewarding to see a nervous novice become a confident communicator. Solent Speakers helps to unearth the talent within us.

Solent Speakers meet at the Lysses Hotel, Fareham, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, excepting August.