What we're about

If you feel called to share a message to audiences, but you feel overwhelmed speaking to groups, it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only do you turn red and get sweaty palms, but you also spend hours afterwards replaying what you said, beating yourself up to the point where it's not fun. The way to become a confident speaker and have fun while doing it is to practice in a safe space, which is why I am creating The Speaking Lab.

If you have a message your soul feels called to share, and are looking for a safe space to practice public speaking, you'll enjoy this welcoming community. We meet twice a month for 2 hours and provide a structure to practice improv speaking, prepared speeches, and exercises to expand our comfort and skills. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in being yourself and sharing your ideas.

Find out more by attending a meeting!

Our Mission: To create a space of permission where people can be themselves, step into their confidence, and practice public speaking.

Our Vision: Freeing ideas through empowering voices.

What Makes Us Different: Many speaking programs follow what I call "fixing the symptoms". How to stand, how to use the voice, removing filler words... I believe that these are symptoms of a root cause (energy mismanagement) and I go straight to the root. It is natural for your body to experience an energetic peak when standing in front of an audience, because they give you their energy. You feel that energy enter your body. Most people are uncomfortable with this because we typically only experience peak energies in "dangerous" situations such as conflict and anger. Take an animal such as the dog. The dog can peak its energy to communicate a boundary, then release it. In The Speaking Lab, we learn to expand our energetic body to be able to take in greater amounts of energy. Once we learn that, we can play with changing the energy and giving it back to the audience. I call this channeling. I teach people how to channel energy on stage. After all, public speaking is none other than Energy Work.

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The Speaking Lab

Metamorphosis Temple

$20.00
The Speaking Lab

Metamorphosis Temple

$20.00
The Speaking Lab

SLO Public Library

$10.00
The Speaking Lab

SLO Public Library

$10.00

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