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Fear of Public Speaking Practice for Beginners ((FREE for first-timers!))
PLEASE NOTE that to guarantee a place in this event you need to confirm registration via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-48735801093?aff=f Limited number of places available, booking a place via the link above guarantees a place. FREE for first-timers £30 for returning customers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7dAKFp1qs Do you have a fear of public speaking? Do you want be comfortable with public speaking? Do you want to be a more authentic and inspiring speaker? Come by to our taster to learn some new tips on how to overcome nerves when giving a speech. You will get involved in some breathing exercises, speaking games and impromptu speaking. This event is for newcomers who haven't been to any of our workshops. We are all about getting rid of our fears and practicing public speaking. We have a very friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment, which means we encourage people to make mistakes here and learn from them. Our Philosophy A note about our philosophy on how we approach in helping people to overcome their fears; We do not mould our speakers into a one fits all model, where we try to shape you into someone who you are not. Our principles are grounded in authenticity, where we encourage our attendees to get in touch with themselves on a deeper level, which as a result enhances their communication skills and delivery. In the class we aim to identify what is authentic and natural to our speakers and we focus on brining more of that out, which enables our attendees to identify their natural speaking style. The way we achieve this is by encouraging our participants to explore being vulnerable and experiment with how it feels to have 'your guard' down. We believe being vulnerable = strength and not weakness. Instead of always attempting to be someone who we are not, which forces us to hide certain qualities from the public we encourage our attendees to be themselves, because what we are is already as great and 'full' as we can be. When we aim to be more, or change/hide our weaknesses we allow our fear of public speaking, alongside other socially-derived anxieties to prosper. Hence, our goal is to help people reach a place of self-worth, self-love and self acceptance and VULNERABILITY is a big theme underlying our philosophy. Playfulness and Awakening Instincts From running these workshops since 2013 we have discovered a physical way of building confidence, which involves playing, as through playfulness you can reconnect with the inner child that sits within you, this child is not self-conscious but is more impulsive and intuitive. Our brains help us to a certain extent with breaking down and procession information, however, there needs to be a limit where we stop thinking and do. It is our instincts that guide us in making the right choice, which requires leaving the constantly analyzing/worrying mind to connect with our bodies; the heart and the gut, which already has the right answer. In short, we strongly believe that we can ease our anxieties and worries if we reawaken our instincts. What to Expect The workshop follows the structure of first having warm up’s and stress diffusing exercises, after which public speaking exercises will be conducted. These exercises will increase in difficulty (subject to the speakers comfort zone), as the event progresses. At the end of each exercise/speech, the class will, primarily, discuss the strengths of the speaker, followed by potential areas for improvement. The structure will follow a session of relaxation and meditation exercises, warm up and energy building games, as the evening progress we do speaking exercises and impromptu speeches. 8 Pillars of a Confident Public Speaker In this workshop we will be practicing some of the pillars of a confident public speaker. Confident public speaking is comprised of the following 8 pillars: · Breath and pace · Voice projection · Physicality (body language and eye contact) · Content (structure) · Intention and congruency · Emotions and tone variety Public speaking is a very useful skill to develop in life. It not only helps you to do things such as presentations at work and university but also develops your inner qualities in other areas of life allowing you also to improve your social relationships with people, as you learn how to express yourself better. Even if you are not interested particularly in public speaking, we guarantee that by attending this session you will build confidence. Should You Prepare or Bring Anything: No. Just bring is a willingness to grow and challenge yourself! That is the best strategy to overcome your fears. Refreshments will be provided. Background About the Coach: Michael Sokolin holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and Management and a MA in Consultancy and Coaching. He has previously worked as a management consultant in A.T. Kearney and managed an international team in the strategy department of Groupon. Since 2012, Michael begun training as a coach and an actor alongside explore an array of performing arts: clowning, improvisation, physical theatre, stand-up. Using different elements from these different disciplines, Michael has constructed a strategic step-by-step approach for gaining more confidence in public speaking. Michael's goal is to identify your weakest areas, and focus mainly on them, so you can grow your confidence in the most proven and practical way. Email: [masked]

The Booth Room,

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU · London

What we're about

Hello and welcome all to the public speakers meetup for beginners! We have a very friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We encourage people to make mistakes here and learn from them, as there will be no negative consequences from that.

Many public speaking workshops focus a lot on theory or NLP techniques or explanations. These sessions will have a more practical approach giving the speakers plenty of opportunities to speak. We believe practice makes perfect.

Public speaking is a very useful skill to develop in life. It not only helps you to do things such as presentations at work and university but also develops your inner qualities in other areas of life allowing you also to improve your social relationships with people, as you learn how to express yourself better.

Even if you are not interested particularly in public speaking, these sessions are great for building confidence.

What to expect from this drop-in class:

The workshop follows the structure of first having warm up’s and stress diffusing exercises, after which public speaking exercises will be conducted. These exercises will increase in difficulty (subject to the speakers comfort zone), as the event progresses. At the end of each exercise/speech, the class will, primarily, discuss the strengths of the speaker, followed by potential areas for improvement.

We have weekly drop-in classes, which follow the structure of warm up exercises, meditation warm-ups and energy building games, impromptu speaking to help you overcome your fears. These drop in classes are similar in style touching upon some of the ‘8 pillars of a confident public speaker’ (see end of page ‘Additional Information’). The drop-in classes are great for newcomers, as well as returning members seeking more practice and a challenge.

Should you prepare or bring anything:

No. Just bring is a willingness to grow and challenge yourself! That is the best to overcome your fears.

If you have a speech you want to practice, feel free to prepare it beforehand and deliver it in class (this is optional).

Background about the facilitator:

Michael Sokolin holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and Management and a MA in Consultancy and Coaching. He has previously worked as a management consultant in A.T. Kearney and managed a team of 20 people in the strategy department of Groupon.

Having a strong passion for public speaking and drama, Michael has constructed a strategic step-by-step approach for gaining more confidence in public speaking. His approach draws from various public speaking trainings, improvised comedy and drama classes.

Michael's goal is to identify your weakest areas, and focus mainly on them, so you can grow your confidence in the most proven and practical way.

Additional Information:

5 week beginner course

If you have enjoyed the drop-in classes and found it helpful, we recommend singing up for a 5 week beginner course, where each week we will cover and practice in detail each of the following pillars of a confident public speaker:

· Breath and pace

· Voice projection

· Physicality (body language and eye contact)

· Content (structure)

· Intention and congruency

· Emotions and tone variety

We will constantly monitor your progress throughout this course and discuss them with you. In the last class of the course you will have the opportunity to prepare a speech for the class. If you have done well and you feel comfortable to advance you will have the opportunity to join the next stage improvers course.

One-to-one Coaching

Michael also offers one-to-one coaching services for people interested in:

· Digging deeper into the technicalities of their public speaking

· Building general confidence and understanding their fears better

· Getting rid of social anxiety (caring about what others think) by being challenged to do a set of exercises in the public

· Career advice, preparation for interviews, learning to pitch yourself better

Contact details:

Email: michael@publicspeakingldn.co.uk

Mobile: 07515377896

Hope you all enjoy the sessions and feedback is most welcomed :)

Ps: if you feel You don't want to come to this event because you are on your own, then let me assure you that most of the people who attend my events come on their own and are looking to meet new people. I encourage you to take the first step toward your personal growth by joining my event.

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