TSS Speech & Variety Club 2021

Mr John Wallace, Speech & Variety Club Coordinator

A warm invitation is extended to all boys in TSS Years 7 – 12 to join this exciting, challenging, invigorating and enriching cocurricular activity for 2021. What boys will gain from their experiences will be skills for life in communication. Speech Variety is partly based on the traditional Toastmasters format. Boys will develop skills in Impromptu Speech, Prepared Speech and Evaluation. This year skills will be extended to support speech in other School related activities. Some examples might be a vote of thanks or introducing a speaker. At the end of the Season in Term Three there will be an Impromptu Speech Competition and a Main Speech Competition. Meetings are held in Terms One, Two, Three and Four. Nomination forms are available from Mr Wallace or contact via email: [email protected]. Past members will receive their nominations by letter in early February.

Membership is for those boys who is /will be  a student of TSS in Years 7 to 12 during 2021 who has a genuine desire to improve his public speaking skills and enjoys listening to others in the art of public speaking. This club wants to help boys improve their confidence in public speaking and give them the necessary skills to speak openly in the public arena. It also wants to provide the platform to seek excellence in oratory.

The Philosophy of TSS Speech and Variety Club

  1. To provide a platform for and to increase confidence and excellence in public speaking.
  2. To develop the art of speaking and listening to others, to respect fellow speakers and to appreciate individuality in every person who speaks.
  3. To have fun and enjoy speaking to an audience.
  4. To become more articulate and to have a good command of the English language.
  5. To enhance Leadership skills as embraced by The Southport School.

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