If you want to gain the confidence to deliver a speech, presentation or talk to an audience and you live in the Blackburn area of North East Lancashire, then our club is for you.
• Do you need to deliver a presentation at work, to say what you mean at a meeting, to make a speech at a wedding or other social event?
• Do you have that all important university presentation to deliver to your peers?
• Would you like more self-confidence in front of an audience?
• Then we are able to help you overcome your nerves.
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome.
The ability and the confidence to speak well in public and deliver a well structured presentations is a skill that many people wish for. Learning to speak in public is a way of building your self confidence personally, at work and socially.
We are a well established group, founded in 1972. A relatively small number of participants join us via Meetup with many more additional members from our web site or our email list. So even if it looks like only a few Meetup members are attending a meeting, chances are there will more attendees. We usually have around 15 members at each club meeting.
We are a group of people from Blackburn and its surrounding areas who all have the same aim: to become better speakers to an audience. The aim of Blackburn Castle Speakers Club is to help it's members improve their presentation skills. Our members come from all kinds of backgrounds and have vastly different levels (from nervous novices to accomplished public speakers). Some of us are looking to further our careers, some are self-employed, some are retired, but all of us are looking for an enjoyable evening where we can learn something to help us become more confident when speaking before an audience.
Blackburn Castle Speakers Club by its structured approach is able to assist you achieve your goals by providing a friendly and supportive setting in which you can acquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun. Although new to the Meetup site, our club is proud of our heritage, offering invaluable assistance to hundreds of individuals over the last 43 years.
Blackburn Castle Speakers Club are members of the Association of Speakers Clubs -http://www.the-asc.org.uk. The ASC is an association of clubs found throughout England and Scotland which promotes its members to have the confidence to speak to an audience.
We are always looking to welcome new members to join us or to attend one of our meetings as a taster session (without any pressure to participate). We meet Fortnightly each month from September to May.
Why not come along and start on your path to becoming a better public speaker?
Our meetings usually consist of a mixture of prepared speeches and short impromptu talks, all given by members. All following the structured programme of the Association of Speakers Clubs to take us along the path from being a, perhaps nervous, beginner speaker to being able to give a masterpiece speech.
It’s all done at the pace which suits the individual member - you will never have to run before you can walk.
The annual subscription to Blackburn Castle Speakers Club is £40 (16 meetings per year) - but our first meeting can be used as a taster session at a cost of just £2.00(payable to Club Treasurer on the evening) and this will be deducted from the annual fee should you decide to join. Although we don't offer refunds you will not be expected to pay the £2.00 unless you attend the meeting - e.g. If you reply yes but drop out due to last minute change of plan, then you will not be charged.
We are a not-for-profit group and all money collected is used to pay for room hire, web site costs and other member benefits.
The benefits of speaking well in public are: increased self-confidence in social situations, interviews and greater promotional prospects at work. So if you think you would be interested in gaining these skills why not give us a try?