A useful workshop on how to use visual aids in your presentations and speeches was the highlight of the Orators latest meeting.

Sheila Fraser ran the session which included practical advice so your audience is not subjected to ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and far too many bullet points on presentation slides.

This presentation proved the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words in helping to convey your message with real-life examples that Sheila has used in her business adding to the effect of it.

Robert McGreachan gave his sixth prepared speech which showed off his vocal variety skills. This was very thought provoking and entertaining as Robert questioned if people are healthier or not today.

His examples included the fact many more youngsters in this age of computers and new technology appear to have allergies and problems than when children played outside most of the time and many remedies were home-made or traditional rather than from the chemists shop.

Colin McGregor was Toastmaster for the evening while Laura Wallace ran the Table Topics session of impromptu speeches.  Guests and prospective new members Cath Smith and Matt McGregor also made useful contributions to the meeting.

The next meeting is on Wednesday June, 27 at 7pm at the Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health offices, the Victoria Centre, 173 Victoria Road, Falkirk FK2 7AU.

New members always welcome. For more details e-mail falkirkorators@yahoo.com or call 01324 710033 or visit our website www.publicspeakinginfalkirk.co.uk  Follow us on twitter at #FalkirkOrators.