Home > Typical meeting

A Typical Meeting

At Speakwell, we like to think of our meetings as pleasant social events with a valuable educational spin-off.

The format of a typical club meeting can vary quite a bit but most of our normal meetings tend to include three main elements:

  • Three or four prepared speeches of typically 5-8 minutes although the more advanced speakers will often undertake longer assignments.
  • A session of short impromptu speeches known as Table Topics - The Topics Master picks out willing volunteers who give speeches of typically 90-seconds on a subject introduced on the spot.
  • Each prepared-speaker and impromptu-speaker will be evaluated by one of the more-experienced members to provide valuable feedback and recommendations for improvement.

As the club is essentially about speaking and developing confidence, all members take turns to perform the meeting functionary roles which include Chairman, Topics Master and Timekeeper.

Watch our promotional video.