What we're about

Learn to enjoy public speaking !

Cardiff Mixed Speakers club is a friendly speakers club for both men and women, young and not so young.

We normally meet in the upstairs function room of the Deri Inn, Rhiwbina, Cardiff on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7pm until 9pm. During the pandemic we are meeting on Zoom.

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 15 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 showpiece 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 constructively 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 feedback, highlighting the speakers strengths and areas for improvement.

It really is great fun. You WILL make friends. You WILL improve your speaking skills.

Come and join us!

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!

Club President - Gwilym Jones

Upcoming events (5)

Come and talk. Come and listen. Come and make friends.

Online event

General club night on Zoom! We're speaking in public in front of all who attend. First time? Great, we'd love to see you! Come and listen to us practicing our speaking skills and we'll offer you the chance to do the same with a little introduction of yourself. Currently there are about 15 regulars with others who attend when they can or when they have a public speaking appointment they want to practice for. What happens on a usual night? Speeches - Pre-prepared and up to 8 minutes long. These get evaluated to provide feedback and encouragement. Topics - These are 3 minute unprepared speeches. One of our members picks the topics for the evening. These can be really fun because they're off the cuff! We also have special theme and competition nights. During the evening, we have a break to refill our drinks and get to know each other. The first two or three meetings are free. Membership for a whole year normally costs £40 but during the pandemic this will be substantially reduced (confirmation of amount expected soon). The Association of Speakers Clubs' manual provides considerable guidance on all aspects of public speaking. A copy of this is free to club members. Bargain!! Check out the 'about us' tab on the left to learn more! Looking forward to meeting you!! Send us a message and we'll send you the zoom link.

Become a better Speaker, Presenter and Leader!

Online event

General club night on Zoom! We're speaking in public in front of all who attend. First time? Great, we'd love to see you! Come and listen to us practicing our speaking skills and we'll offer you the chance to do the same with a little introduction of yourself. Currently there are about 15 regulars with others who attend when they can or when they have a public speaking appointment they want to practice for. What happens on a usual night? Speeches - Pre-prepared and up to 8 minutes long. These get evaluated to provide feedback and encouragement. Topics - These are 3 minute unprepared speeches. One of our members picks the topics for the evening. These can be really fun because they're off the cuff! We also have special theme and competition nights. During the evening, we have a break to refill our drinks and get to know each other. The first two or three meetings are free. Membership for a whole year normally costs £40 but during the pandemic this will be substantially reduced (confirmation of amount expected soon). The Association of Speakers Clubs' manual provides considerable guidance on all aspects of public speaking. A copy of this is free to club members. Bargain!! Check out the 'about us' tab on the left to learn more! Looking forward to meeting you!! Send us a message and we'll send you the zoom link.

Come and talk. Come and listen. Come and make friends.

Online event

General club night on Zoom! We're speaking in public in front of all who attend. First time? Great, we'd love to see you! Come and listen to us practicing our speaking skills and we'll offer you the chance to do the same with a little introduction of yourself. Currently there are about 15 regulars with others who attend when they can or when they have a public speaking appointment they want to practice for. What happens on a usual night? Speeches - Pre-prepared and up to 8 minutes long. These get evaluated to provide feedback and encouragement. Topics - These are 3 minute unprepared speeches. One of our members picks the topics for the evening. These can be really fun because they're off the cuff! We also have special theme and competition nights. During the evening, we have a break to refill our drinks and get to know each other. The first two or three meetings are free. Membership for a whole year normally costs £40 but during the pandemic this will be substantially reduced (confirmation of amount expected soon). The Association of Speakers Clubs' manual provides considerable guidance on all aspects of public speaking. A copy of this is free to club members. Bargain!! Check out the 'about us' tab on the left to learn more! Looking forward to meeting you!! Send us a message and we'll send you the zoom link.

Become a better Speaker, Presenter and Leader!

Online event

General club night on Zoom! We're speaking in public in front of all who attend. First time? Great, we'd love to see you! Come and listen to us practicing our speaking skills and we'll offer you the chance to do the same with a little introduction of yourself. Currently there are about 15 regulars with others who attend when they can or when they have a public speaking appointment they want to practice for. What happens on a usual night? Speeches - Pre-prepared and up to 8 minutes long. These get evaluated to provide feedback and encouragement. Topics - These are 3 minute unprepared speeches. One of our members picks the topics for the evening. These can be really fun because they're off the cuff! We also have special theme and competition nights. During the evening, we have a break to refill our drinks and get to know each other. The first two or three meetings are free. Membership for a whole year normally costs £40 but during the pandemic this will be substantially reduced (confirmation of amount expected soon). The Association of Speakers Clubs' manual provides considerable guidance on all aspects of public speaking. A copy of this is free to club members. Bargain!! Check out the 'about us' tab on the left to learn more! Looking forward to meeting you!! Send us a message and we'll send you the zoom link.

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