The competition involves each team putting forward 4 team members to complete against the opposing club to deliver prepared speeches using identical predetermined agreed topics. These were Seaside, Country and Town and each club had to deliver one speech in each category. This year, Stourbridge’s team included two new participants, one of which was a new member to the club.
The competition was judged by 3 external judges from different clubs, these were San Souci in Solihull and Stratford & South Warwickshire, and in their summing up praised the quality of all the speakers from the night. The competition was a close thing with the final voting resulting in a 2-1 majority vote in favour of Stourbridge. This brings Stourbridge winning streak to 6 wins and a total of 12 in the history of the competition.
One of the participants Ben said “We are so proud to have won, thank you to all the team members hard work and to the other club members for their feedback and support to help us along the way”
The Stourbridge club are always open to new potential members popping in to see the club in action, without any commitment. The Stourbridge meetings are held every alternative Monday evenings between 8 and 10 pm at the Stourbridge Institute. For more information contact the club on 07544 198309 or click on www.stourbridgespeakers.org.uk