Speed Public Speaking means that you will get onto the stage for a very short time, maybe just one sentence or two, maybe half a minute, later you may get one minute or two, it may be prepared or impromptu, with a specific theme or not...
Between the speaking sessions we will enjoy social times, network, banter, share drinks..and have great conversations thanks to our public spoken inputs !
The theme for this first meet up will be: What are you crazy about? (Hobbies or other passions...)
Here is how the evening will start:
Hello everybody, my name is Jean-Marc, as you have guessed I am French, I am a story-teller and a passionate public speaker but this evening is not about me, it’s about you!
So for a start, I declare the stage open. Whoever is brave enough can now stand up, possibly raise a glass and greet the crowd. For instance: “Hello everyone, my name is...., I am happy to see you here and I wish you a wonderful evening, a lot of fun and good conversation!” Then you get applause, thanks and cheers; who’s next?
If you’ve no experience at all in public speaking, it’s the easiest first step you’ll ever come across. If you’re already experienced, you know how enjoyable it is...
For a second round, why not share something about your interests or passions? In one sentence or two, half a minute maximum (unless you prove yourself so captivating that everyone wants more, I’ll stop you if you reach 30 secondsJ)
So... Are you a passionate gardener, a musician, do you volunteer for some cause, is there a TV or radio programme you’re crazy about? No matter what, if it’s your thing, you’ll get a round of applause...and maybe connect with someone in the crowd?
Don’t forget to smile, you’re not on trial, it’s about enjoying ourselves!!!
...And now let’s have a break. We’re not at school, we don’t have to listen all the time and talking with the people sitting next to us is permitted!