Woking Speakers Club

FAQs

How do I join?

Joining is easy – attend as a guest and ask the Vice President Membership for a membership form.

How many times can I come along as a guest before I join?

Come along to “test the water” as many times as you like. There is no pressure.

How much does it cost?

Guests are free. Joining details can be found here.

As a guest, will I have to speak at a meeting?

There is an opportunity for us all to speak in the meeting during a 15 second warm up. If you’d rather not then a “pass” is acceptable. At the end of the evening, the President may ask what you thought. Feel free to stay seated and tell us your opinion.

How soon can I join in?

You may take part as a guest if you wish, both in the Warmup or as a volunteer Topics speaker – simply ask to speak to the Topics Master during the break to arrange this.

When can I start to perform speeches?

As soon as you join, you can be scheduled to perform a speech. Generally, you will be scheduled for the next meeting planned – usually 4 meetings hence. If you’d rather wait a while, this can also be accommodated if you contact our Vice President Education.

What if I need some help with my first speech?

At Woking Speakers, we run a mentoring scheme where we match up new members with existing, more experienced members. This gives you someone to help you to prepare your speeches and an ally for asking all those early questions. To arrange a mentor, contact our Vice President Education.

What if I need more information?

The club website www.wokingspeakers.org.uk is pretty comprehensive but, if you do require more information, please contact anyone in the committee.