What we're about
This is a group for anyone looking to meet new people and change the way they feel about public speaking so that they can learn to love it AND become a masterful public speaker. We run regular meet ups which are informal, relaxed and close to a bar so we can reward ourselves with a few drinks afterwards! We offer practical tips on public speaking skills, and do gentle speaking exercises so you can build your public speaking skills in a safe environment. Watch the video below to get a flavour of what to expect on the night...
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US!
1. Pick up tips on how to build amazing rapport with any audience
2. Meet new people who are driven, ambitious and sociable, like yourself!
3. Practise a wide range of speaking techniques and develop your personal speaking style
4. Get specific, detailed feedback on how you come across when you present
5. Network with some great new contacts and expand your network
Check out some testimonials from previous attendees below. If you don't find the Meetup event 100% worth your time, we'll give you a refund.
"Dear Carrie, I would like to thank you for the great meetup tonight. It was engaging, instructive and fun. I was pleased to meet you and the lovely people who joined.
Obviously confidence comes with regular practice and honest feedback which we had plenty opportunity to do / receive tonight. Your workshop format is engaging and offers enough time to practice. This is a real difference with previous similar events I attended.
I will keep an eye on your emails and join another evening meetup if my agenda permits as I enjoyed it a lot. I will recommend it to my friends and contacts. I intend to come back to the September Meetup so thanks and see you then."
Bruno Vinel, CEO, Agily
"Last night's meetup was excellent. Carrie gave us some really helpful pointers on how to be confident when delivering a presentation. We had lots of opportunity to speak in small groups before delivering in front of the whole group. Carrie's simple pointers, the amount of practice that we had, and the group feedback all helped me to own the space and actually enjoy public speaking. Thanks Carrie!"
Toby, Director, Piece of the Puzzle
“I attended Carrie's Meetup and I left feeling more confident that I have the ability to become a great public speaker. Carrie helps you to work through your barriers, whilst encouraging you to take steps out of your comfort zone that really help you to embark a new journey. Working through the fears of public speaking is a continuous process, and I am glad that I’ve started my journey with Carrie.”
Andrea Mattis, Wellbeing Coach
“I attended your August public speaking meetup. LOVED IT! You made me feel powerful. Thank you.”
Margarita Sachkova, Communications Officer
ABOUT THE ORGANISER
Carrie is the Founder of a company called Love Public Speaking. She is an NLP practitioner, coach and public speaking expert.
After studying English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield University, Carrie began her career as a Conference Producer. She went on to head up a conference and training business within a communications agency where she was listed as the company’s best hire of 2011 in PR Week Magazine for innovative leadership. She became the company’s youngest ever Director, where she built and lead a team which delivered a four-fold increase in gross profit over a period of five years.
In 2016, Carrie founded Love Public Speaking out of a desire to help people develop better communication skills and emotional intelligence in order to positively impact their career and life prospects. To date, her course, workshops and meetup groups have a 98% "excellent" rating* from past attendees.
*Between April 2016 and August 2017