Talks and Presentations

Several club members are experienced national level public speakers.

Here is a sample of the talks they are currently delivering:

Sharon Richards:

  1. Storytelling Traditions  Warning: these presentations may involve  audience participation and some very bad juggling.                                                                            This series of  hour-long storytelling performances demonstrate fascinating traditions in oral storytelling throughout the world. Sharon has delivered this series of talks to a wide range of groups including Pickering Arts, several U3A  and WI groups, the Mothers’ Union and church groups as well as public speaking clubs and women’s groups.

2) Good for the Soul – an hour-long storytelling performance demonstrating how stories can touch the heart, motivate, inspire and make you laugh out loud.

Sharon has delivered this particular set to a wide range of groups including the annual conference of the National Women’s Register (2015) and MacMillan’s annual Women’s day, Trafford General Hospital 2016.

3) Winter’s Tales – An hour-long set of stories old and new, funny and heartwarming for the Christmas season.

What delegates say about Sharon’s talks and demonstrations:

I’ve been listening to public speakers for 30 years and I’m not easy to impress but the way she told those stories was  mesmerising. Don’t just take my word for it; book her!” John Burke-Davies, Journalist, Greater Manchester.

Please go to Training for individuals and business for details of one-to-one and corporate training courses run by Sharon.

David J Bruce:

David’s 25/35 min. illustrated talks on a wide range of varied subjects are suited to groups of all types. They include the following:

Gold: How it occurs, how it is extracted and the varied use.
Diamonds: How they occur, how they are extracted and the varied use.
Rudyard Kipling
Simon Bolivar (The creation of Bolivia)
The winning of Texas from the Mexicans rulers.

Pennant Roberts:

‘A Cure for Nostsalgia’ – a candid look at the quack remedies sold and prescribed by doctors during the so-called ‘good old days’.

My misspent youth in North Wales – an account in verse and prose of my life in Llandudno during WW2.

A Brief History of the Monologue with recitations made famous by Robb Wilton, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Grenfell, Flanders and Swann, Pam Ayres and Victoria Wood.

Mark Saperia: The Art of Storytelling.


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