What we're about
Cardiff Mixed Speakers club (http://cmsc.org.uk) is a friendly speakers club for both men and women, young and not so young.
We meet in the function room of the Pantmawr Inn (http://www.thepantmawrinn.com/), Rhiwbina, Cardiff on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7pm until 9pm.
If you have a specific event coming up where you'll need to speak in front of a group (wedding speech, university project, work presentation...) then we can help you to prepare for that event within a relaxed and supportive environment.
We currently have between 15-20 regular attendees, all at different stages of ability. The friendly nature of the club means we're particularly supportive of new starters and build their confidence quickly by giving them the opportunity to speak and then give advice on how to improve.
The club is affiliated to the Association of Speakers clubs (http://the-asc.org.uk) and there is a 10 stage program that members follow in their journey to become accomplished speakers.
The assessment level increases from level 1 to level 10 - from making a start to the masterpiece and encompasses speaking techniques including speaking with conviction, use of voice (pitch, pace, pause), use of notes, use of gestures, use of humour and audience rapport.
Each speech is critically evaluated by a fellow club member and the speaker is encouraged to retake the speech if it can be improved - those giving the evaluations are encouraged to give constructive feedback. You won't be embarrassed - honest!
It really is great fun. You WILL make friends. You WILL improve your speaking skills.
Come and join us. You won't regret it.
Please feel free to message me if you have additional questions and check out our photos section (http://www.meetup.com/Cardiff-Mixed-Speaking-Club/photos/) for more insight!