It was a truly exciting first meeting for Imperial College Speakers. We had an unprecedented turnout of over 40 people, which left the committee scrambling to get extra chairs for the audience.
It was worth the hassle, however, as the audience were treated to a taste of our club’s spirit. The night began with some interesting table topics, during which several members of the audience were invited to participate. Some freshers looked nervous, but all of them pulled through with wonderful performances.
Our club’s VPE, Rakesh Patalay followed on with his CC#5 speech titled White Lies, explaining to audience why it is okay to occasionally tamper with the truth although honesty is frequently cited to be the best policy. Take a look at how Rakesh managed to comfortably control his body movements to get his points across!
Experienced member and current VPPR, Weston Baxter then gave his CC#6 speech titled Giants with Small Roots. Employing a myriad of voices and facial expressions, he charmed and gave helpful life advice to the Freshers: look for people you can trust and rely on. He also sang a song about banana slugs, which (according to Weston) are exactly what you think they are.
Once the meeting ended, the committee stayed to chat with some members of the audience, answering questions about membership and the club in general. It was an exciting night, with brave first attempts by members of the audience. The committee look forward to seeing everyone again!
By the way, if anyone wanted it, here’s a webpage about banana slugs.
Glossophobia. The fear of public speaking. Over 75% of people claim to have it. If you think you’re afraid, you’re definitely not alone.
Imperial College Speakers see public speaking to be a very important and transferable skill to have in everyone’s arsenal. It is not something one can acquire overnight but requires constant practice. That’s why this club was created: to give everyone a chance to start practicing and overcome glossophobia early on in life.
Imperial College Speakers welcomes freshers joining the College next week to visit us to see what we’re all about! Everybody is welcome. No English language prerequisites.
Fresher’s Fair 2015/2016 – Tuesday 6 Oct
Our booth in Fresher’s Fair is located at Stand 16 in Upper Dalby Court of Imperial’s South Kensington campus. Do pay us a visit to learn more about the club from our representatives. We’re there from 11am to 4pm.
First Meeting of the Year!!! – Thursday 8 Oct
Or join us for our first meeting of the year and live the experience. Best of all, no one speaks unless they want to, so there is no pressure! The meeting will be held at 6.15pm on Thursday 8 Oct, usually lasting about an hour and a half. The venue is Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Seminar Room 120.
Click these links to get an idea about what our meetings are like and what Imperial College Speakers is all about.