- “I'm frightened to death of giving presentations and speaking in public”
- “I just don't have the confidence”
- “I have a regional accent”
- “I don't know how to put a speech or a presentation together”
- "I don't have the time to attend regularly”
- “I don't know if I'll like it”
- “Public Speaking courses are expensive”
- Anything else?
- Why not join us?
“I'm frightened to death of giving presentations and speaking in public”
We all were once, believe me, but we've had no fatalities yet! We can't emphasise enough that you will be supported at every stage by people who know how it feels and you will be allowed to progress at your own pace.
Sans Souci Speakers Club gives anyone from Solihull, Birmingham or the West Midlands the chance to make that progress.
“I just don't have the confidence”
Maybe..... maybe not, but we find that people somehow find their confidence after they've delivered a couple of speeches. Believe me, it's all about practice.
“I have a regional accent”
Great! So have most of our members. Everyone thinks of Solihull as posh, but not us! Forget the old image of public speaking being a form of elocution, that went out with flared trousers and hot pants .... my apologies if you still wear flared trousers and I wouldn't mind hot pants making a comeback.
You'd be pushed to find a regional accent not represented at Sans Souci Speakers Club. We've got members from Solihull, Birmingham, Coventry and others from as far afield as Wales and Scotland.
“I don't know how to put a speech or a presentation together”
None of us did when we started, but the ASC (Association of Speakers Clubs) provides a manual which sets it all out in easy steps - "The Speakers Guide". And anyway the more experienced members of the club are always there to give you advice.
Plus..... there is lots and lots of information available about public speaking, just take a look at our public speaking books, websites and blogs page.
“I don't know if I'll like it”
No problem! Come along to a couple of our meetings as a guest and get a feel for things.
It won't cost you a penny and it should give you time to make your mind up.
“Public Speaking courses are expensive”
Well yes..... and no. Public speaking courses can be expensive, but we are a non commercial non profit organisation and our membership fees are simply to cover the cost of room hire. For a full season, membership works out at about £5.00 a meeting!