Our next meeting is on the 17th October 2018

at the Downing Hall Knowle B93 0JU

at 7.45pm

Do you want to learn how to speak confidently in front of an audience?

Maybe you have to make speeches or presentations as part of your work or as a member of a social group?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Solihull Speakers Club is the place for you!

Friendly guidance and encouragement from other group members will help you learn everything from having the correct posture, to using your voice effectively, to writing interesting speeches on any topic that you have an interest in talking about.

Welcoming Audience

Practise in an anonymous environment, away from your colleagues or peers

Friendly Feedback

Pick up regular tips from experienced speakers and develop your confidence in front of an audience

All Experience Levels

Suitable for anyone from absolute beginners to more experienced speakers

Think on your feet

Learn to speak off your cuff, by participating in topics – where you talk for a few minutes on a topic that you’re given only when you reach the podium

The Club

Solihull Speakers Club meet fortnightly (Wednesdays 7.45pm) in Knowle, Solihull and it is the perfect place to practise your public speaking with a friendly group.

At Solihull Speakers Club you will learn the skills involved to make confident, interesting and entertaining speeches to an audience of any size. We try to develop our members into better speakers, not just for formal events like dinners, but for any occasion including that unexpected moment when asked to “just say a few words”.

Club meetings are organised to guide the prospective speaker through a series of logical set assignments. Some preparation is needed, but The Speakers Guide, a trusted, well-designed manual available to all members, is there to assist.

This manual provides guidance on each of ten basic assignments. There is also an Advanced section, helpful advice on Chairmanship, Impromptu Speaking, Evaluation and much more.

Each speech is evaluated by another more experienced member, who gives their view on the performance and offers advice for improvement. This Evaluation is the keystone to success. Positive feedback gives the developing speaker the confidence to improve. The advice is invaluable, and may cover various aspects, such as, how to use body language in a positive manner, how to prepare notes, how to modulate the voice and how to hold an audience by good eye contact.

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Pricing

Your first three meetings are free, giving you the chance to work out whether being part of speakers club will be beneficial to you.

If you’d like to continue, we charge a £32 annual membership fee that helps us cover costs such as room hire, refreshments and general running costs.

We try to keep the costs to a minimum and are proud to be able to say that they are low compared to other clubs, representing great value for money.

Your membership includes
  •  Membership to Solihull Speakers Club 
  •  A copy of The Speakers Guide Manual
  •  Access to the ASC and competitions
We meet at Downing Hall which is half way along St John’s Way, which you can access if you take the turning for St John’s Close off the High Street