Happy Holidays from the Imperial College Speakers Club!

It’s been a dynamic 2018 for our club. In this year, we welcomed Nuttawut as our new club president, and he has proved to be a president with true vision, leadership, and compassion. Along with our dedicated officer team of Shibo, Janith, Kehan, and yours truly, we have stepped up meetings from a biweekly to weekly format, hosted exciting speech contests, and helped numerous new members find their confidence as public speakers. In addition, we’ve shared our club with the wider community by “evangelising” at the hectic Freshers Fair and visiting other Toastmasters club to learn from our public speaking peers. We are eagerly looking forward to all the new adventures and evolutions in 2019!

(PS – our next meeting is January 10th at SAF 121 at 6:15 pm if you want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about!)

FINAL meeting of 2018 on Thursday December 13th

Dear Imperial College Speakers Club Members and Guests,

Join us for our FINAL meeting of 2018 on Thursday December 13th at 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm at SAF room 121! It’s been a year of tremendous progress in our club, and we want to thank you all for being part of it.

This week, Sadia will lead a Table Topics session on the topic of “Fame”. Paula will share the concept of machine learning with us, while Manuela will illuminate the connections between global health and diet. Sergeant at Arms Shibo will also give a speech, but you’ll have to come along to find out what the topic is!

Join us after the meeting for food and drinks at H-Bar or one of the local restaurants at South Kensington. We are open to suggestions on places to eat!

IC Speakers club will return with our first meeting of 2019 on January 10th at SAF 121 at 6:15 pm. If you’re keen to sign up for roles or speeches, we have all the meeting agendas for January, February, and March available on Easy Speak. Do let us know if you want to book a slot in advance.

See you all on Thursday, and Happy Holidays!

best wishes, Katia Hougaard

VP of Education

Art by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

Regular meeting 6th December 2018

Dear Imperial College Speakers Club Members and Guests,

Join us this week at 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm on Thursday December 6th. This week, we are meeting at Huxley building room 140 instead of our normal location. Please find the room by entering the Huxley building via the Queen’s Gate entrance and then walking down the stairs to the basement level. We’ll post signs to guide you to the correct room!

Due to popular demand, we are having another extra-special Speak a Thon meeting! We are featuring 5 prepared speeches and corresponding evaluations instead of Table Topics at this meeting. We will hear from Gina, Mohannad, Sadia, and Paula as well as guest speaker Adam from Polish your Polish. We are still looking for a Time Keeper and General Evaluator so if you’d like to give these roles a try do let us know!

We are going to get dinner at H bar or a nearby restaurant after the meeting, so stick around after the President’s address. Our image of the week is an Ancient Greek symposium, which is a social event to discuss and speak on various topics but it is also a festive gathering for enjoying food and drink with friends.

Best wishes,

Katia Hougaard