What we're about

Cheltenham Speakers Club can help you find and build your speaking confidence.

We are meeting face to face again at the Exmouth Arms in Leckhampton but will continue with some online meetings and trainings too.

Our twice-monthly meetings start with a game to get people talking, and then we move to 'table topics' ...mini off-the-cuff speeches of around a minute. Yes, we teach you to make stuff up on the spot - it's a skill that soon grows and helps you as a speaker.

This is just one example of the many ways our meetings are full of fun and learning.

We create a very supportive space, in which you can learn to communicate your thoughts and ideas through your voice, gestures and body language.

You'll find that having a live audience (and a friendly audience that wants you to succeed) really adds an 'edge' to your experience of speaking.

You will receive a kind and helpful evaluation of any speaking you contribute, so you can build your ability with every meeting. And in time you will be invited to evaluate others. This skill adds a whole new dimension to your growth as a speaker, as you become sensitised to what makes a speech really 'land' with the listeners.

People join us for all sorts of reasons ...for work, of course; for a special event they are preparing for; or just to enjoy finding a confident 'voice' in themselves, perhaps for the first time ever. So you will find yourself learning through watching and hearing people of different skill levels, from different backgrounds, and of all ages.

To get invited to our next Zoom meeting, simply join this group and one of us will text chat with you via Meet-up.

We will then send you (via Meet-up) a link to our next Zoom meeting or invite you to our next face to face meeting. You can come along a few times as a guest and, if you enjoy the experience, you can then join as a paid-up member (about £45 every 6 months, plus a one-off joining fee of £20).

Later we will need your email to send you our Membership Form.

How does that sound?

We love welcoming new guests and we hope to hear from you soon!

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