As we go through our quarantine days, we think about our future and the future of our loved ones.
This is a difficult time for all. But there is also a sense of togetherness and community flourishing. With the Edinburgh Speakers Club is no different. I have been in touch with many members who are in the same battle. A battle which we must work together to thrive and survive.
As we give up on fear and embrace our challenges, we see an opportunity to grow. And most importantly, an opportunity to connect with each other from our own corners of the world.
This will pass. in the meantime, I wish you all much health and strength to look after yourselves and your family. To come out on the other side stronger and wiser.
And when this is all over, we will tell stories about warriors and heroes. Stories about a time when the whole world had come together in self-isolation and faith.
Until then, we will keep meeting online and prepare for our speeches.
Best wishes to you all.
Edinburgh Speakers Club President
The Edinburgh Speakers Club provides a forum to practice both formal and impromptu speaking in a social and friendly atmosphere. We can provide advice, evaluation of performance and most of all encouragement to improve your public speaking and presentation skills.
One reason, often cited by members, for joining the club is for professional development. Many people are required to give presentations or chair meetings at work and therefore want to improve their skills in this area. We can provide a challenging, fun and cost-effective way to develop these skills. We focus on learning from each other.
The club costs £80 a year to be a member but your first meeting is free. The club meets every two weeks from September to May (with a break in December).
We are a member of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) which has clubs across Great Britain. Your membership of our club gives you access to many regional and national ASC events. It also gives you access to a wealth of experience and knowledge of public speaking throughout Britain.