GlobalNet21 is about engagement and connecting and we do this in many ways. One is through the art of public speaking. To help people with this we have in the past held a Speakers Corner. We are now trying a new technique to help those who want to practice and learn the art of public speaking in a friendly atmosphere. This initiative is called Speed Public Speaking.
In this every participant to this session will get on stage several times for very short times (half a minute, one or two minutes)
The purpose of this session is to help speakers to make their point with brevity, impact and clarity. In nowadays world, if you have a cause to defend, you may need to be able to trigger interest in a short time. The aim is not to say it all but to get people to ask for more information.
The focus being “How to say it”, it’s up to participants to decide what they will talk about. Please choose a theme that is relevant to a Global 21 meeting. Climate change, education, gender equality... whatever.
You will be invited to engage with the audience smiling, making eye contact, engaging with them in a friendly convincing way, to improve your body language or vocal variety or to use simple easy to grasp structures...
There is room for several speed speakers per session. It is also possible to attend as audience.
There will be three or four rounds altogether after which some informal time will allow speakers and audience to mingle and engage in meaningful exchanges.
A possible last round before leaving will be about thanks and call to action (marketers know well that any efficient communication ends up with a call to action...)
We are organising this with Jean-Marc Pierson and his meetup group which you can find at http://www.meetup.com/Speed-Public-Speaking/ So this will be a joint and collaborative effort.
From this session, you will start building up experience and confidence until becoming able to perform full length speeches, presentations or stories, with a sense of maximum enjoyment.
You Will Need To Pay Your Annual Subscription to Attend
Although membership of our site is free we do expect all those who attend our events to pay an annual subscription that covers attendance not just one meeting but to all our network meetings and webinars for any one year. It also allows you to bring one guest free to every meeting or webinar.
If you are unable to pay online this way can you please let us know and we will make other arrangements. Also we never refuse membership to anyone who is unable to pay, so do please let us know if there are difficulties this way and you will still be able to join in.
You can pay either through paypal here ...
Or you can pay through our eventbrite site here ...
Thanks for supporting us and helping us develop our mission to involve new audiences in the debate about recreating our future.