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 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

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 you registration via the link and choose the DAY that works for you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7dAKFp1qs&t=98s
FREE PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP

(Limited number of places available, please note that to guarantee a place in this event you have to book a place)

Want to use your time indoors productively? Here at Public Speaking London we have set up an interactive online public speaking course that allows you to practice public speaking from home with the buzz of having a real-time audience via Zoom video conferencing.

Workshop overview:
The workshop is all practice-based, starting with voice and breathing exercises, improvised speaking exercises and opportunities to deliver off-the cuff speeches.

Group discussion will take place to highlight the existing strengths of the speakers, followed by potential areas for improvement.
Our principles are grounded in authenticity.

Our approach to helping people overcome their fears is done through encouraging participants to drop the personas they wear in their day-to-day lives in order to express themselves with honesty, and discover their natural speaking style.

We’re big fans of embracing vulnerability and strongly believe it’s a strength, not a weakness. Only through vulnerability do we drop our guard and communicate in a way that truly connects to others.

The Session will include:
Technique training according to the '8 fundamentals of a confident public speaker':
- Breath and pace
- Voice projection
- Physicality (body language and eye contact)
- Content (structure)
- Intention
- Emotions and tone variety

About our teachers:
We have been running workshops since 2014. We have trained 10,000+ people. Our teachers compete in public speaking tournaments, have a mixture of traditional and improv acting training, studied various meditation and mindfulness techniques and are passionate about human psychology and behaviour.

Logistics:
In order to join you will need:
Access to Zoom with camera (can be from a computer, laptop or any device)
A decent WIFI connection
A quiet room somewhere in your house
A little bit of space to move around

Testimonials from past students:
Definitely the best public speaking workshop I have been on! It’s much more than just improving your public speaking skills, it takes a deeper look into the subject, in terms of fears, and humanity. Mike’s approach and techniques is really about to gain a deep understanding to unlock your authentic self. It was transformative! Highly recommended! - Kristīne Šica

Highly recommend this course! The teaching and approach is incredible and it works! I come so far in so many ways during the course of these workshops and been an incredible investment. Cheers Mike & Team - Jezz Williams

Fore more reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PublicSpeakingLondon/reviews/

More on Our Philosophy:
Our mission is bigger than just helping people become better at public speaking, our mission is to help create a more transparent and connected society.

Our society celebrates extrinsic success; confidence is presented to be smooth, slick, suave and charismatic. Because of this we neglect parts of our personality, our feelings, our idiosyncrasies, our uniqueness, our quirkiness and ultimately our vulnerability in pursuit of becoming confident, according to what society deems as confidence. However, we risk becoming ‘well-rehearsed robots’ and not sincere individuals, who aren’t afraid of expressing their humanness. Our approach offers a very non-conventional way of become an empowering and inspiring communicator.

Contact details:
Email: [masked]
Mobile:[masked]

Register here to receive link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

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 you registration via the link and choose the DAY that works for you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7dAKFp1qs&t=98s
FREE PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP

(Limited number of places available, please note that to guarantee a place in this event you have to book a place)

Want to use your time indoors productively? Here at Public Speaking London we have set up an interactive online public speaking course that allows you to practice public speaking from home with the buzz of having a real-time audience via Zoom video conferencing.

Workshop overview:
The workshop is all practice-based, starting with voice and breathing exercises, improvised speaking exercises and opportunities to deliver off-the cuff speeches.

Group discussion will take place to highlight the existing strengths of the speakers, followed by potential areas for improvement.
Our principles are grounded in authenticity.

Our approach to helping people overcome their fears is done through encouraging participants to drop the personas they wear in their day-to-day lives in order to express themselves with honesty, and discover their natural speaking style.

We’re big fans of embracing vulnerability and strongly believe it’s a strength, not a weakness. Only through vulnerability do we drop our guard and communicate in a way that truly connects to others.

The Session will include:
Technique training according to the '8 fundamentals of a confident public speaker':
- Breath and pace
- Voice projection
- Physicality (body language and eye contact)
- Content (structure)
- Intention
- Emotions and tone variety

About our teachers:
We have been running workshops since 2014. We have trained 10,000+ people. Our teachers compete in public speaking tournaments, have a mixture of traditional and improv acting training, studied various meditation and mindfulness techniques and are passionate about human psychology and behaviour.

Logistics:
In order to join you will need:
Access to Zoom with camera (can be from a computer, laptop or any device)
A decent WIFI connection
A quiet room somewhere in your house
A little bit of space to move around

Testimonials from past students:
Definitely the best public speaking workshop I have been on! It’s much more than just improving your public speaking skills, it takes a deeper look into the subject, in terms of fears, and humanity. Mike’s approach and techniques is really about to gain a deep understanding to unlock your authentic self. It was transformative! Highly recommended! - Kristīne Šica

Highly recommend this course! The teaching and approach is incredible and it works! I come so far in so many ways during the course of these workshops and been an incredible investment. Cheers Mike & Team - Jezz Williams

Fore more reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PublicSpeakingLondon/reviews/

More on Our Philosophy:
Our mission is bigger than just helping people become better at public speaking, our mission is to help create a more transparent and connected society.

Our society celebrates extrinsic success; confidence is presented to be smooth, slick, suave and charismatic. Because of this we neglect parts of our personality, our feelings, our idiosyncrasies, our uniqueness, our quirkiness and ultimately our vulnerability in pursuit of becoming confident, according to what society deems as confidence. However, we risk becoming ‘well-rehearsed robots’ and not sincere individuals, who aren’t afraid of expressing their humanness. Our approach offers a very non-conventional way of become an empowering and inspiring communicator.

Contact details:
Email: [masked]
Mobile:[masked]

Register here to receive link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

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 you registration via the link and choose the DAY that works for you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7dAKFp1qs&t=98s
FREE PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP

(Limited number of places available, please note that to guarantee a place in this event you have to book a place)

Want to use your time indoors productively? Here at Public Speaking London we have set up an interactive online public speaking course that allows you to practice public speaking from home with the buzz of having a real-time audience via Zoom video conferencing.

Workshop overview:
The workshop is all practice-based, starting with voice and breathing exercises, improvised speaking exercises and opportunities to deliver off-the cuff speeches.

Group discussion will take place to highlight the existing strengths of the speakers, followed by potential areas for improvement.
Our principles are grounded in authenticity.

Our approach to helping people overcome their fears is done through encouraging participants to drop the personas they wear in their day-to-day lives in order to express themselves with honesty, and discover their natural speaking style.

We’re big fans of embracing vulnerability and strongly believe it’s a strength, not a weakness. Only through vulnerability do we drop our guard and communicate in a way that truly connects to others.

The Session will include:
Technique training according to the '8 fundamentals of a confident public speaker':
- Breath and pace
- Voice projection
- Physicality (body language and eye contact)
- Content (structure)
- Intention
- Emotions and tone variety

About our teachers:
We have been running workshops since 2014. We have trained 10,000+ people. Our teachers compete in public speaking tournaments, have a mixture of traditional and improv acting training, studied various meditation and mindfulness techniques and are passionate about human psychology and behaviour.

Logistics:
In order to join you will need:
Access to Zoom with camera (can be from a computer, laptop or any device)
A decent WIFI connection
A quiet room somewhere in your house
A little bit of space to move around

Testimonials from past students:
Definitely the best public speaking workshop I have been on! It’s much more than just improving your public speaking skills, it takes a deeper look into the subject, in terms of fears, and humanity. Mike’s approach and techniques is really about to gain a deep understanding to unlock your authentic self. It was transformative! Highly recommended! - Kristīne Šica

Highly recommend this course! The teaching and approach is incredible and it works! I come so far in so many ways during the course of these workshops and been an incredible investment. Cheers Mike & Team - Jezz Williams

Fore more reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PublicSpeakingLondon/reviews/

More on Our Philosophy:
Our mission is bigger than just helping people become better at public speaking, our mission is to help create a more transparent and connected society.

Our society celebrates extrinsic success; confidence is presented to be smooth, slick, suave and charismatic. Because of this we neglect parts of our personality, our feelings, our idiosyncrasies, our uniqueness, our quirkiness and ultimately our vulnerability in pursuit of becoming confident, according to what society deems as confidence. However, we risk becoming ‘well-rehearsed robots’ and not sincere individuals, who aren’t afraid of expressing their humanness. Our approach offers a very non-conventional way of become an empowering and inspiring communicator.

Contact details:
Email: [masked]
Mobile:[masked]

Register here to receive link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

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 you registration via the link and choose the DAY that works for you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7dAKFp1qs&t=98s
FREE PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP

(Limited number of places available, please note that to guarantee a place in this event you have to book a place)

Want to use your time indoors productively? Here at Public Speaking London we have set up an interactive online public speaking course that allows you to practice public speaking from home with the buzz of having a real-time audience via Zoom video conferencing.

Workshop overview:
The workshop is all practice-based, starting with voice and breathing exercises, improvised speaking exercises and opportunities to deliver off-the cuff speeches.

Group discussion will take place to highlight the existing strengths of the speakers, followed by potential areas for improvement.
Our principles are grounded in authenticity.

Our approach to helping people overcome their fears is done through encouraging participants to drop the personas they wear in their day-to-day lives in order to express themselves with honesty, and discover their natural speaking style.

We’re big fans of embracing vulnerability and strongly believe it’s a strength, not a weakness. Only through vulnerability do we drop our guard and communicate in a way that truly connects to others.

The Session will include:
Technique training according to the '8 fundamentals of a confident public speaker':
- Breath and pace
- Voice projection
- Physicality (body language and eye contact)
- Content (structure)
- Intention
- Emotions and tone variety

About our teachers:
We have been running workshops since 2014. We have trained 10,000+ people. Our teachers compete in public speaking tournaments, have a mixture of traditional and improv acting training, studied various meditation and mindfulness techniques and are passionate about human psychology and behaviour.

Logistics:
In order to join you will need:
Access to Zoom with camera (can be from a computer, laptop or any device)
A decent WIFI connection
A quiet room somewhere in your house
A little bit of space to move around

Testimonials from past students:
Definitely the best public speaking workshop I have been on! It’s much more than just improving your public speaking skills, it takes a deeper look into the subject, in terms of fears, and humanity. Mike’s approach and techniques is really about to gain a deep understanding to unlock your authentic self. It was transformative! Highly recommended! - Kristīne Šica

Highly recommend this course! The teaching and approach is incredible and it works! I come so far in so many ways during the course of these workshops and been an incredible investment. Cheers Mike & Team - Jezz Williams

Fore more reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PublicSpeakingLondon/reviews/

More on Our Philosophy:
Our mission is bigger than just helping people become better at public speaking, our mission is to help create a more transparent and connected society.

Our society celebrates extrinsic success; confidence is presented to be smooth, slick, suave and charismatic. Because of this we neglect parts of our personality, our feelings, our idiosyncrasies, our uniqueness, our quirkiness and ultimately our vulnerability in pursuit of becoming confident, according to what society deems as confidence. However, we risk becoming ‘well-rehearsed robots’ and not sincere individuals, who aren’t afraid of expressing their humanness. Our approach offers a very non-conventional way of become an empowering and inspiring communicator.

Contact details:
Email: [masked]
Mobile:[masked]

Register here to receive link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-public-speaking-workshop-taster-tickets-110874649060

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