Communicate with authenticity

 One or two short prepared speeches slots are available. It can be an extract of a presentation you'll have to do at work, the beginning of your best man speech or anything you would like to do... 

Following your needs is the method! 
Empathy is key.
Feed back is practised on the spot

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Each participant will get several opportunities to speak in front of the group about easy topics and get feed back

 For instance:

  Easy topic: Greet your audience, say what your favourite colour is and why, give thanks and say good bye

 Speed Speaker: “Hello there, how are you? (waiting  for the answer with a great smile) I am happy to talk to you. I am here to tell you that my favourite colour is green because it’s the colour of the plants, the colour of hope, the colour of life! Thank you for your attention, see you later. Bye!

 Feed back by the group: “You looked enthusiastic and confident... really engaging way of talking, you grabbed our attention...”

 Speed speaker “I felt so nervous!”

 Group: “It didn’t show at all!”

 Me:  “Obviously you’ve already great qualities, even if you felt nervous, you talked in a warm and engaging way and it was a pleasure for everybody to learn that green is your favourite colour! The use of the repetition of the word “colour” was powerful, well done! Also, I have noticed that unlike last time, you did wait for the audience to answer to you when you asked them “how are you?”

 Now, I suggest that you do it again, this time make more eye contact with us without forgetting those who sit on the sides – make everyone feel involved. Also, try to make a pause before you say the word “green”, maintain on second of suspense and emphasize the word “green” Say “My favourite colour is .... green” as if you were saying “Ladies and gentleman.... the King !” Can you do that now?

 The Speed Public Speaker practises the exercise

 Me: “Have you felt the difference? Ok ! Thank you, next person. Last time you told us that you’re a fan of DIY. Tell us three qualities that are essential to the DIY practitioner. As usual start by engaging with the audience, smile, make eye contact, and for this time, ask them their attitude towards DIY – Do they love it? Do they hate it? Then follow with the three qualities.”


Later on in the session, some participants may do prepared speeches...if they have prepared some!

It’s warm, it’s friendly, it’s challenging sometimes, it’s exciting, and it’s wonderful... 

 You don't have to pay for this session if 

 - You are a member of the club 

 - You attend as a guest. According to availability you will be given one opportunity to speak. 

- Otherwise it's £12 in the limit of availability 

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  • Pamela M.

    Another good session. I confess when we were doing one exercise I didn't see the point of it - but I was wrong - back in real life the following day I saw someone needing to use the exact skill we'd been practising.

    1 · May 21, 2014

    • Jean-Marc

      The main point of all the exercises is to get on stage and exercise freedom in every possible direction :-)

      1 · May 22, 2014

  • Hue

    Wished I was there. I'm sure it was as good a session as the previous meeting!

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • matt

    Really useful and enjoyable session. Great exposure to public speaking with the benefit of instant constructive feedback from Jean-Marc. Will be signing up!

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Challenging yet fun exercises to help get over the fear of public speaking. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the next session!

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Jean-Marc

    Surprising and funny. Thanks to you all !

    May 19, 2014

  • Carol

    Excellent mix of practice, observation and feedback - very skilful tutor navigated us through some new and challenging exercises this evening - quite fascinating!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Jean-Marc

    Hi everyone
    Happy to see you tonight !
    As usual my phone number in case you don't find the door is[masked]
    However if you find a narrow door just between the cartoon museum and the pilate studio, it's there! Climb up the stairs to the first floor.

    May 19, 2014

  • Hue

    Apologies for late cancellation. Not feeling well

    May 19, 2014

    • Jean-Marc

      No worries - Get better soon

      May 19, 2014

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