Craven Speakers Club - Skipton

You too can speak with confidence!


2022 Dates




3 Dec 2018

Dales Competition

Youngest member to represent Skipton club at Dales speakers competition at Baildon!

Abhay (14), The youngest member at Craven Speakers Club, Skipton, won the club speech competition on 22 October, so will be representing the club in the Yorkshire Dales Area Speech Competition at Baildon Old Hall at 1pm on Saturday 8th December, when 5 clubs compete. Sylvia will be representing the club in the Evaluation Competition section.

Two other new members of the Speakers Club also attend Ermysteds Grammar School (as well as Abhay). These two enjoy the Speakers Club activities so much they have started their own club at school, which meets on Tuesday lunch times. They say, “We came to Craven Speakers Club as it sounded like an excellent opportunity to improve our confidence and skills. And this is exactly what we got, the feedback is extremely helpful and helps us within school when talking to the class or giving presentations.”

2 Jun 2018

Summer Break

Another full season of Speakers Club has been completed! Well done to all involved for packing so many great speeches in, alongside some truly educational sessions on all aspects of speaking and presenting. Plus the usual high standard of impromptu fun and games on our on-the-spot topics sessions.

Time for a well-earned summer break. Looking forwards to seeing all our members again for more fun next season, starting 10th September 2018.

Thinking about joining? - New members are welcome to join us at our first meeting when we return on 10th September 2018 (or any meeting after that!)

6 Feb 2018

Area Topics Champions

Congratulations to Bill from our club who won the Area Topics Competition!

New members always welcome to come and improve their speaking alongside champions!

4 Dec 2017

Joint Meeting with Leeds, Bradford and Wharfedale - in Skipton

Do come it will be lots of fun

5 Oct 2017 - Speakers and Craft Workers Unite!

How can you become a more effective speaker and gain confidence?

Five members of Craven Speakers Club (Skipton) and three of the organisers at Many Hands Craft Centre at Silsden (25 Kirkgate) met on Tue 26 Sept at the Many Hands Shop to discuss this topic

The Speakers demonstrated a shortened version of a typical speakers club meeting, with mini speeches, evaluations, impromptu speaking, discussion and tea-break.

Many Hands run craft workshops (and pampers evenings) and sell craft goods supplied by 12 crafters, and showed the Speakers some of the crafts on display, from mosaics to pottery.

Club President Elaine explained “I first came to Craven Speakers Club out of interest. If you don’t develop, you go backwards!” Kath of Many Hands said “I’m surprised how much I enjoyed the evening. It is great fun!

Join In!

The next Craven Speakers meeting is at the Soroptimists Rooms, 28 Otley St, Skipton BD23 1EW, Mon 9 Oct 7.45pm, and after that on Mon 23 October when there will be the annual club speech competition

Mare details about Craven Speakers: 01535 665278 More details about Many Hands: Facebook: ManyHandsAtNo25 01535 657128

CRAVEN SPEAKERS CLUB IS PREPARED TO RUN MINI SESSIONS with other groups in the Skipton Area to show how a speakers club works.

27 Sept 2017 - Topics Champions.

Can you speak to an audience for two minutes on a surprise subject?

This is a skill members of Craven Speakers Club have fun practising on alternate Monday Evenings in their “Topics section”, at The Soroptimists Rooms, 28, Otley Street, Skipton at 7.45pm

Last Monday 25 Sept Jayaraj won the Topics Competition, - His topic was “How do you remember to keep good posture?”. Judith who was the Topics Chairperson was awarded the shield for the evening for the most memorable moment. Elaine, the club president is seen here presenting the trophies. Judith said: “People come to learn to speak more effectively because it helps them in their work and social life.”

New Members

The club welcomed three new members at this meeting and would like to see even more people come and make use of this opportunity to gain confidence, learn tips about speaking and have a good night out.

On Monday 9th October Gwendolen will be giving a talk on “Effective use of notes (for speech making)”. Visitors welcome.