Speed Public Speaking and Social.

 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!

 

 

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  • Chris M.

    It was the first ever session, and it is clearly a work in progress, but it was great fun, a nice bunch of people, and it looks very promising indeed, I intend attending regularly.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Søren

    Great event and a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Great place to practice public speaking, if you dread it like I do:D

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Rakesh S

    Cracking to meet the lot of you. Diverse group, easy going and something that everyone took something from. Would trade again.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Jean-Marc

    Once again, thank you !
    I have started to write little comments about public speaking in a blog here, the last one has been inspired by your funny, poetic, original, generous... always entertaining words: http://publicspeakingstories.blogspot.co.uk/

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice introduction to the art of public speaking

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Sharmin Asia-Rohima A.

    A really fantastic evening sharing our public speaking skills whilst meeting great people... if you think you might be interested to attend, then in the words of the organiser - just do it! It's alot of fun and it's the perfect baby step to find your own voice in front of a supportive group :)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent evening. We started as a whole group of people that had never met and by the end it felt like we were getting to know each other. The public speaking exercises were excellent and allowed us to relax and actually get a good taste of how to do public speaking properly. I look forward to future sessions.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jean-Marc

    I loved listening to you, we had our share of good laughs, heard great personal stories about... beer ( brewing/drinking), help to communities in Nigeria and individuals round the corner, ping pong, artistic life, being stung by a wasp in the tube and the secret esoteric meaning of it, students taking making fools of themselves to the next level.... Really loved the evening, thank you everybody :-)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jean-Marc

    My phone number is[masked]/ From Farringdon Road, turn right into Ray Street, then right into Warner Street... it's just at the corner when you arrive into Mount Pleasant...

    October 14, 2013

  • Jean-Marc

    I am looking forward for this first evening and get to know everybody :-) Usually people find me warm and friendly so you should feel a ease:-) The tip of the day:

    To become a confident speaker, let's become a good listener: Giving everyone their fair share of kind attention makes us 1 greatly appreciated by others

    2 Strengthen a feeling of entitlement to get our fair share too! Once we feel loved and entitled to be heard, the challenge become much easier !! (I was very shy, so I do everything to make things easier, but maybe you don't need that much :D do you?

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      As the old saying goes - "People don't need a good talking to, they need a good listening to."

      October 7, 2013

    • Jean-Marc

      Your entirely right!

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm already playing with a slightly odd first sentence for first round and hopefully an intriguing proposition for the second!

    1 · October 6, 2013

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