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30th January 2006

Press Release

Carlisle & District Speakers Club Success at Border Area Speakers Clubs Annual Contests Sunday 29th January, 2006 - Queen’s Hotel Lockerbie


Carlisle and District Speakers Club members had outstanding success at the Border Area Contests on Sunday 29th January 2006 and all three contestents now go forward to the North-west District contests at East Kilbride in March.


Speech Competition: 1st Gordon Little
(6 competitors)

Evaluation Competition: 1st Christine Shuttleworth
(6 competitors)

Topics Speaking Competition: 2nd Davidson Bell
(6 competitors)

Speech Competition (Speak for 8 minutes):

• Gordon’s motivational speech was outstanding and demonstrated the full range of attributes and techniques required by a skilled public speaker. Gordon was the clear winner.

Evaluation Speech (Give a 4 minute evaluation of a demonstration speaker):

• In being placed 1st - Christine gave a truly expert, constructive evaluation of a demonstration speaker who was expected to apply the full range of skills in using the voice to dynamic effect in a speech. This included tips on how the speaker may improve technique.

Topics Speech (Give an immediate 3 minute impromptu speech on a topic given only at the point of speaking.)

• Davidson had to immediately think on his feet and came second with a focussed speech on the given subject - “Cats Eyes”.


• By virtue of their success - Gordon, Christine and Davidson now compete in the North-west District Contests at East Kilbride on Sunday 12th March.

• The winners at the North-west district contests will then compete at the National Association of Speakers Clubs contests on 28th, 29th, 30th April.

• The National Finals this year will be held in Carlisle at the Swallow Hilltop Hotel.


Carlisle & District Speakers Club meet on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at Morton Community Centre

There are six clubs in the Border Area (Carlisle, Annan, Stranraer, West Coast, Cockermouth, Dumfries) - and the winners of each Club contest competes at the Border Area contests.

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