Bromsgrove Speakers Club

Bromsgrove Speakers Club in Worcestershire is a not-for-profit club, the aim of which is to help its members to gain speaking confidence as well as technique. The club is a chartered member of the national Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC).

Once you become a paid up member you will join our speaker development programme and will receive a copy of the ASC Speakers Guide. The Guide will tell you all you need to know about speaking, running meetings etc. It contains details of the speaking assignments that members work through as they develop their skills. The ethos of the club is that all members contribute to the personal development of other members and are very supportive, especially of those who are particularly nervous when facing an audience. We meet all year round on a fortnightly basis. It makes no difference when you join us, as each meeting is self-contained.

Although not the main focus of our activities, some of our members take part in competitions as part of their development. We are delighted to have won the West Midlands Team Speaking contest this year - see picture on the right. And last year, two of our members made it through to the ASC National Finals, with one becoming National Speaking Champion. Join us and who knows what you might achieve!

We are not a networking group. We ask members to refrain from attempting to promote their businesses, charity fundraising or any other activities not directly associated with Bromsgrove Speakers Club or the Association of Speakers Clubs. But some of our members use the skills and confidence they've gained to speak at networking and other events.

The winning Bromsgrove team.
ASC Midlands District President, Catherine Williamson (centre), presents the Blarney Stone trophy to Team Bromsgrove, winners of the 2018 West Midlands Team Speaking contest.

Association of Speakers Clubs

The Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) is a national organisation supporting speakers clubs around Britain. It is divided into 8 Districts with each District sub-divided into Areas. Typically an Area comprises 3 or 4 clubs. Bomsgrove SC is in the West Midlands Area. The other two clubs in our Area are shown below, together with those in the neighbouring South Midlands Area.

For information about the ASC and to find clubs beyond the Birmingham and West Midlands region, visit the ASC website.

ASC West Midlands Area Clubs

Stourbridge Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Monday evenings at the Stourbridge Institute, Bell Street, Stourbridge. Visit website

Sutton Coldfield Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Thursday evening at Mere Green Community Centre, 30 Mere Green Rd, Sutton Coldfield. Visit website

ASC South Midlands Area Clubs

Sans Souci Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings. Visit website

Solihull Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings. Visit website

Leamington Spa Speakers Club meets fortnightly on a Thursday evenings. Visit website.
(Note: Until recently this club was known as Stratford & South Warwickshire.)