Conversation, Collaboration & More... public speaking edition

This meet-up is a chance to meet the likeminded and to contribute to a group of local creative types.

Introductions & coffee

With new people joining the group each week we open with a short round the table introductions and hello's.

Readings / Public Speaking

In this section you will have the chance to deliver a short (must be 3 minutes or under) talk on the subject of your choice. You could read your favourite poem, an exert from a book or just talk on a subject which interests you. Participation in this section is not compulsory, its just a chance to become more comfortable speaking to a group - its a friendly supportive environment and a chance to improve your public speaking skills.

Remember - because of the number of attendees your talk must be 3 minutes or under, please have a practice and time it beforehand :)

Group Discussion

Each week there is a group discussion on topics suggested by our members. Take advantage of the wealth of experience of the group and ask any question you like:

• do you have a creative problem you'd like some input on?

• Would you like advice on something business related?

• Are you looking for someone to collaborate with?

• Do you feel you need more knowledge on a particular topic?

...or maybe just start a debate on a topic of interest. Its up to you.


Recommend something to the group... this is a chance to share something you experienced since the last meet with the group (it could be a book, TV show, app, recipe, anything!). 

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  • Zodie

    Irene, Zoe, D, Laura and Yvie!
    I have no idea how to send a collective message to you all, so here I am. Just wondering what day would be best to gather you all together to take the head shots. I think that Rich wanted them to match with the other pictures so maybe we could meet at The Oak Tree at 10.30 on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday? Let me know what days work best for you all and we will go with the most popular day X

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • denise

      best not to risk it! as my physio reminded me on my back injury ~ damaged discs take time to heal: give your body time to get over it Zodie:

      June 25, 2014

    • denise

      sending love and light and healing vibes lovely x

      June 25, 2014

  • Rich W.

    I apologise in advance, coz this is a bit self indulgent, but just in case anyone was interested my daughter won her race yesterday! Chuffed to bits :)

    4 · June 19, 2014

    • Shezina K T.

      Well you were right Rich was was faster than the rest. Well done to her and to you for your unwavering belief in her - What a dad!!

      June 20, 2014

    • Rich W.

      Nice comments, thank you :)

      June 20, 2014

  • Shezina K T.

    Thank you Laura for running the meeting and not making it too scary. Very enjoyable and a great group of people. I loved everyone's contributions. It was good to share.

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • laura

    Thank you everyone for a great meeting. Good to be amongst friends when you're doing something a little anxiety-provoking...
    If anyone who had a "pick" or "tip" fancies sharing it or a link here that would be great in case some people didn't make a note of it.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Silke U.

    I was really impressed with the interesting topics covered and the easy friendly atmosphere - felt inspiring yet comfortable ! Will be back for more :)

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • denise

    nervy in an edgy good way

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Stephen P.

    Sorry all, life just got in the way of plan A.... until the next time

    June 18, 2014

  • Silke U.

    Looking forward to meeting up tomorrow ! :)

    June 17, 2014

  • Ian S.

    Apologies all - I now need to be in London Wednesday so can't make it.

    June 17, 2014

  • Michael M.

    Dont forget everyone who is coming - bring along a short exert, poem or anything else you'd like to read to the group (something you've written would be amazing!).

    Remember though - 3 minutes max as there are lot of people to get through (please time it beforehand!).

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Lisa T.

    Sorry won't be at this one because of holiday visiting family abroad. Will sure be at the next one.

    June 11, 2014

  • laura

    Hi - my Plus One is Irene as she was having some tech difficulties signing up!

    1 · June 7, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Oaktree Market

    Oaktree provide us with a warm and welcoming venue for our meet-up.

  • Grow Co

    Simply the best creative agency in Essex - our words, not theirs :)

  • The White Bus

    The White Bus let us use ther projector, screen and also filmed MILC

  • The Squeeze Cafe

    Now our old venue, but we still love them :)

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