Cadets' public speaking
People dread speaking in public second only to dying. That's what an audience gathered to hear Boston Police Cadets speak was told.
Pictured right Christian Martin receives his certificate from Boston Mayor Colin Brotherton
Attending the cadets public speaking event in the grand surroundings of Boston Borough Council's meeting chamber were Boston Mayor Cllr Colin Brotherton, Mayoress Kate Wainwright, Lincolnshire's Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy, police officers, cadet supervisors, council officers, parents and peers... no pressure there, then!
The cadets were introduced by their public speaking coach, former police sergeant Gary Brown, who settled them in with the fact about public speaking and dying.
The cadets, members of the Lincolnshire Police Volunteer Cadet Corps, spoke on a variety of themes including having goals, having the courage to do the right thing, education, collective responsibility, work life balance, eliminating doubt and having mastery over destiny.
Speakers Tomasz Kowalewski, Tiff Strudwick, Jack Marrow, Emily Cooke, Christian Martin, Vicky Gray, James Marson and Lucy Brocklesby used emphasis, humour, example, were demonstrative and, despite some obvious nerves, engaged the audience with some slick presentations.
Afterwards, all received certificates from the Mayor, who was then presented with a Parker pen by Cadet Tiff, related to Emil's speech about the power of the pen when in the hands of an educated writer.
Cadets receive their public speaking certificates from Boston Mayor Cllr Colin Brotherton
Boston Police Cadets before their public speaking exercise in the council chamber. Also pictured, Mayor Cllr Colin Brotherton, Mayoress Kate Wainwright and Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy.