Learn to speak in public

Stockport Ladies Speakers Club

Woodford, in Cheshire


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Club Objectives

To help members improve their ability

To communicate effectively and to read and listen analytically.

To develop member’s self-confidence and to provide opportunities and encouragement for them to appear before audiences and express their thoughts clearly.

To provide instruction and opportunities to increase their skill and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches.

To increase member’s knowledge of the rules of business procedure and their skills in conducting meetings and participating in group discussion.











Welcome to Stockport Ladies Speakers Club


President and Vice President
The President and Immediate Past President at The Gala Dinner Blackpool 2008.

Are YOU nervous of having to speak or, are you a confident speaker? Either way you will be made welcome at Stockport Ladies Speakers Club!

We are keen to encourage and help those who dread the idea of having to speak but need to conquer their fear of speaking, whether it be for job presentations or social occasions. We never have more than thirty members at a time which means that each member gets the chance to speak at most meetings. The atmosphere is  friendly and no one is ever asked to do anything they are not ready for.

Our Meetings and How to Find Us

We meet every alternative Wednesday from September to June. Our meetings are at 7.45 pm for an 8:00 pm prompt start at the The Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire. SK7 1RJ. Tel: 01625 522906.

Getting here is simple. You can find out all about this hotel by going to their web site - The Deanwater Hotel Web Site . Alternatively go to 'Multimap' to get a fully interactive map - Click this link for our Multimap page (this will open in a new browser window). It also has the abililty to give you directions - see the tab at the top "Directions".

President and Vice President
Club representatives and competitor at the National Topics Final, Blackpool 2008.

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How much? 

Annual subscription, which also includes affiliation to the ASC, is £58 per annum.  This works out at £2.90 per meeting.

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About Us

The Club is a member of the Association of Speakers Clubs, a national organisation of around 200 clubs throughout the United Kingdom.  The Association exists to improve the art of speaking in public, and to promote, encourage and develop proficiency in the spoken word.

We visit other ASC clubs for competitions and social occasions and occasionally have evenings out.  Our Christmas Party is not to be missed.

You are welcome to join us for interesting and entertaining evenings, improving your speaking skills for business or pleasure.

Visitors and new members welcome

For more information contact:

Marilyn Gregory (President) 0161 427 3309
Email Marilyn

Susan Allen 01625 535455
E-mail Susan

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Our Progamme

Style of Evening
13 January Club Evening (cancelled through snow)
27 January Club Evening
10 February President's Shield Contest
24 February Club Evening
10 March Guest Night
24 March Speech Contest
7 April Debate
21 April Evaluation and Topics Contests
5 May Club Evening
19 May AGM
2 June Raconteur Contest
16 June Club Evening
30 June Members Dinner

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One of the appeals of the Club is that the age group is very varied – from your career women to members who have retired from work. 

Club representatives and competitors at The District Conference 2008.


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For those who enjoy a challenge there is the opportunity of taking part in contests from Club right up to National level. 

The District President presenting winning Trophy at The Clubs Topics Contest 2008.

Each year one of our members organises the Stockport Schools and Colleges Speech Contest.  This takes place in the historic Stockport Town Hall Council Chamber in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress.  Over the years we have seen the contestants grow in confidence and ability.  This year for example three of them spoke without notes.  It is an inspiration for ASC members to be present at one of these contests."

District Conference 2005

Doreen Hayhurst receiving Brian Driscoll Trophy
from the National President. 


Doreen Hayhurst receiving Brian Driscoll Trophy from the National President.  This is the sixth time that Doreen has won this trophy.  It is awarded annually to the member who has done the most work to promote speaking amongst young people in the Western District

Shirley Baker and Sue Mcfahn win 1st and second at The Alf Kenyon Trophy Tameside 2008.


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Other Clubs in the Area

We participate fully when other clubs in our Area hold guest nights, contests or social functions.

Stockport Ladies
North Cheshire
    Tameside Ladies

If you are interested in finding out more about them click here.

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Friends and guests enjoy the joint Christmas Party 2008.


Twice yearly we combine with Stockport Speakers (all men) to organise the Christmas Party and the Garden Party.

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Members and friends at the annual Garden Party


Why not come along and see how you like us?  You will be made most welcome and it will cost you nothing to attend the first two meetings

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