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 was founded in July 2015 by experienced ex-Stourbridge Speakers Club members and received much help from that club in our early stages. We became a chartered member of the national Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) and now have an experienced group of members helping with the development of other members.
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.
Once you become a paid up member you will join our speaker development programme and will receive a copy of the ASC Speakers Guide, which will tell you all you need to know about speaking, running meetings etc. The way we operate is based on the Speakers Guide, which contains the speaking assignments that we work through. All members contribute to the 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 were delighted that our members won through to represent the Midlands in two of the three contests at the 2017 ASC National Speaking Contest Finals and that one became National Champion.
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 South Midlands Area Clubs
Sans Souci Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings at the West Warwickshire Sports Club, Olton, Solihull. Visit website
Solihull Speakers Club meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings at Dowining Hall, Knowle. Visit website
Stratford & South Warwickshire Speakers Club meets fortnightly on a Thursday evening at Snitterfield Village Hall, Snitterfield, near Stratford. Visit website