She describes her winning speeches as informative, educational and humorous. After initially talking about women’s fascination with shoes, Aly went on to tell her audience about hormones and the menopause before culminating at the finals, with a speech about the way men and women sometimes misunderstand and misinterpret each other.
Aly explains: ‘in speaking competitions, many aspects are considered including: how entertaining and informative the speech is, the gestures used, rapport with the audience, structure, language and logical flow. I was absolutely thrilled to come third at such a prestigious event. I’ve been with the local speaking club for about seven years and thoroughly recommend it. It’s amazing that still, only 25per cent of speakers are female, I really urge more women to come and take part.’
Whilst there is a clear discipline in competitive speaking, one of the ways that Aly uses her skills in everyday life is as Damsels in Success Director for Tunbridge Wells. ‘I just love building rapport with my members and talking with them about all sorts of topics which can help them in business and in life. The value of the group is also amazing, with women pulling together and sharing skills and experience to help each other. I joined as a member just over eight months ago and when the opportunity came to lead the group, I jumped at the chance. It really is a great place to build confidence and grow yourself and your business. Women travel from all over Kent and Sussex to attend our monthly meetings.’
Notes for Editors:
Aly Harrold is a multi skilled businesswoman with a background in the Mind Body Spirit field having been a former director of Diviniti Publishing Ltd. In addition to being Tunbridge Wells Damsels in Success Director, she also runs Aly’s Planet, where she teaches Raw Chocolate workshops. She is a vegetarian and raw food advocate. Aly advises others on food and nutrition with the accent on vegetarian lifestyle choices. She makes raw chocolates and teaches others about the benefits of a raw food/vegetarian diet.
· · To find out more about Damsel In Success see: http://www.damselsinsuccess.co.uk The next event is 9 June at The Gold Room, Salomans Centre, Tunbridge Wells 9:30 am - 12:30 The event is entitled: Getting Out of Your Own Way. Events are held at the same venue and time each second Monday of the month. Damsels in Success is a supportive community for women who want the best of everything - the best career, the best friendships, the best body, the best love life, the best health. Most of all, Damsels want to know that they are living their best life.
· To find out more about Aly’s Planet see: http://www.alysplanet.co.uk
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