our skills to good use
We were recently asked in October if we could provide
a talk for the Felixstowe Hard of Hearing Club. Many in their
club are learning to lip read - a visual skill. What visible communication
do we use? - gestures, body language and eye contact. Trevor and
Keith volunteered for this assignment and decided to use a speech
with plenty of gestures and a short workshop on gestures followed by
an interactive session to practise.
It all went remakably well and all the Hard of Hearing
club rose to the occasion, joined in with the interactive session
and everyone managed to get up to the lecturn and deliver a short
topic using as many gestures as possible.
To thank us they very kindly gave a donation to our
club funds, which was gratefully accepted.
Speakers of Felixstowe has a new President this
year. His name is Dave Faulkner and is a seasoned speaker. He has
been delighting multi-national audiences for many years with his
entertaining after dinner speeches.
It is hoped that we will see many new and innovative
ideas, the first being our opening season guest speaker Grant Abbitt
talking on how to achieve one million clicks on You Tube.