YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START, BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT -ZIG ZIGLAR

Yes we are a public speaking group. And the first thing you should know about us is that we're not about technique. Here, we encourage each other to be our authentic selves in order to become comfortable in our own skin speaking in front of a group. We're for everyone from various backgrounds who desire to become a better communicator. We all have something to say and desire to be heard without negative criticism from friends, family, and coworkers. You owe it to yourself to grow by stepping out of your comfort zone and into the zone of discovering the CHAMPION IN YOU.  And we support you on this quest. Why? Because we're in this together!  We're very informal, so come as you are and give value to your voice by joining us. We except you and EMPOWER you to be the BEST YOU :-D

Empowerment Speaking Quest, consist of groups of 4 to 10 people with one facilitator. Each person is given multiple brief turns in front of the group. No emphasis is placed on what a person says. The person is encouraged to remember to breathe and to look into the eyes of the audience one person at a time. The audience is taught to listen with warmth, open mindedness, and generosity of spirit. After each participant’s second round as speaker, the members of the audience offer brief, positive, non evaluative feedback, on content, and the essence of the person. This emphasis on connection between speaker and listener provides a laboratory that guides you in effortlessly and effectively presenting your authentic self, any time and anywhere. As an aspiring motivational speaker, I started this group to help overcome my own stage fright and anxiety with speaking in groups. So I will be growing right along with you! I look forward to meeting you and growing with you as we embark on this exciting quest together.

 

 

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Monday, June 1, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, June 8, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, June 15, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, July 6, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, July 20, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 3:00 PM

    2nd Annual YOUTH POSITIVE RAP CONTEST 2015:

    5 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, August 3, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, August 17, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, August 24, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, September 7, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, September 21, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 PM

    The Toastmaster Challenge-"Motivate Yourself to the finish line"

    1 Authentic Speakers attending
 
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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