our skills to good use
We were recently asked in October if we could provide
a talk for the Felixstowe Hard of Hearing Club. Many in their
club are learning to lip read - a visual skill. What visible communication
do we use? - gestures, body language and eye contact. Trevor and
Keith volunteered for this assignment and decided to use a speech
with plenty of gestures and a short workshop on gestures followed by
an interactive session to practise.
It all went remakably well and all the Hard of Hearing
club rose to the occasion, joined in with the interactive session
and everyone managed to get up to the lecturn and deliver a short
topic using as many gestures as possible.
To thank us they very kindly gave a donation to our
club funds, which was gratefully accepted.
Speech and Evaluation
Speakers of Felixstowe held its speech and evaluation
contests on 14th January 2016. Trevor White and Keith Dickerson
competed for the Evaluation contest. Steve Crocker provided the
target speech "A matter of perspective". Keith was declared
Stephen, Keith and Trevor entered the Speech Contest.
Our President, Stephen received first place and Trevor was Runner-up.
Our judges for these contests were Tony Gould and
Andrew Gee. Our sincere thanks for all their hard work.
Tony awards the cups to Stephen (L) and Keith (R).