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You're just 6 weeks away from being a great public speaker.

Introducing the new approach to public speaking which will help you overcome your public speaking fear forever, so you can show the world who you really are.

The Hoopla Speaker’s Club helps emerging leaders who want to super-charge their career through the power of public speaking.

This actually works

Public speaking isn’t one of those things you get better at by reading a book. You need to do it. A lot. On this course you do.

No B.S.

Our courses have a unique structure. 6 workshops spread over 6 consecutive weeks. This is crucially important because it’s the reps that get you good.

A public speaking gym

Anyone who says they can fix your fears in a day, isn’t telling the truth. After all, you can’t get a six pack after one visit to the gym. But after 6 sessions you’ll feel and see amazing improvements. And so will your audience.

Why choose Speakers Club?

Massive amounts of fun

Every workshop is experiential, energetic and delivered with dollops of personality by an expert trainer. We create an environment that you’ll love to return to every week, so that your association with public speaking is not terror but joy.

Meet the most interesting people in London

At our courses you’ll meet fascinating people and grow your network. Hoopla isn’t just a training company, it is a social circle. You’ll brush shoulders with start-up founders, pioneering technologists and inspiring thought leaders to name just a few. We believe that who you learn with is as important as what you learn, and on this course you won’t just leave with more confidence: you’ll make new friends too.

Amazing value for money

Our courses are priced so that they are accessible to everyone. We want to meet the most passionate, interesting people in London. Not just the richest.

We Get Lasting Results

Public speaking isn’t one of those things you can get better at by reading a book. You need to be doing it. You need to practice and you need a great coach to guide you in that practice. That’s what we provide.

But where we really stand out is in the structure of the learning: 6 workshops spread over a 6 week public speaking course. This is important because the number of repetitions you’ll do and the spread of the learning makes it more likely that the learning sticks.

Most other public speaking courses are 1 day long. Why? Because it suits the trainer! But it doesn’t work: there are no magic bullet solutions. That’s why we do things differently. A good analogy is the gym: if you go to one gym class you leave sweaty but no fitter. But if you go to six gym classes that’s when you see demonstrable results. No wishful thinking, no BS: we do things properly.

Who is this Course For?

People that want to make public speaking their super power instead of their kryptonite. Wherever you are now with public speaking and your career you’ll have a drive to take things up a level.

You might currently be a reluctant or nervous presenter who wants to learn new skills and step-up, or an experienced public speakers who wants to take the next leap to inspiring, memorable communication.

Emerging leaders who want to build their personal brand through speaking. Change makers who want to inspire their audience with their vision and purpose. Maybe you’re a start-up founder, or a leader at a non-profit. Or maybe you’ve got a side hustle that you want to grow: speaking spreads your story and helps you make things happen.

Next Available Dates

Next Available Dates:

Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 14th January to Tuesday 18th February. BOOK NOW

  • 7pm – 9:30pm
  • Liverpool Street
  • £320
  • As above

What We'll Cover

We’ll take you from beginner to expert presenter over six weeks. Workshops are from 7pm till 9:30pm in Central London so it’s super easy to get to after work. The content includes:

  • Charisma Fast: speak with confidence and warmth by learning 5 steps to irresistible charisma.
  • Pillars of Structure: how to generate content and structure it in the most powerful way possible to influence your audience.
  • Storytelling Magic: how to use stories to hook your audience’s attention, explain difficult concepts, and move them emotionally to action.
  • The Improv Edge: how to use the power of improvisation to speak off the cuff and handle any audience response. No preparation? No problem.
  • Never Feel Nervous Again: use five powerful principles from performance psychology, developed in tandem with our resident psychologist Dr Martin Perry.
  • Be you, but more so: we’ll develop your personal strengths, stop your weaknesses kicking your butt, and start with your unique personality so you develop a speaking style that is authentically you.
  • How to speak without notes: trick and tips to memorize content and present without using your slides as a crutch.

And much more besides!

Testimonials

The Speakers Club is by far the most fun and practical public speaking course I have ever taken! In the classroom, you will learn a lot of tricks and techniques to improve your presentation skills, while getting many opportunities to directly practice in the class. I came out of it a lot more confident in my ability to structure a presentation, make it relevant to the audience and speak in front of a crowd which is exactly what I wanted from this course… I think I have finally got rid of my absolutely fear of speaking in front of people, which is massively exciting! Thank you for these 6 weeks of learning and fun! I had a great time 🙂

– JESSY CONFLON, HEAD OF MARKETING, PAYBASE

Speakers club is outstanding. It’s very well organised with concrete tips on how to structure your writing for speeches and presentations. More crucially, though, the course gives you legitimate confidence to speak in front of an audience—even on the spot without notes. This is particularly valuable as I think the skills learned will bleed into other aspects of my professional life, giving me a heightened ability to engage with C-suite individuals and express my ideas. To top it all off it’s extremely fun with really good people in attendance! Couldn’t recommend it enough.

– JAIMIE GREGORY, PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST AT PLAN INTERNATIONAL UK + WRITER

Speakers Club is a brilliant way to improve your public speaking skills. I used to dread being in front of an audience, and would avoid presentations like the plague. These days, I feel far more comfortable. Lessons were fun and engaging, my classmates were great, and the feedback you receive is extremely valuable. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

– JACK WESTERMAN, DIGITAL IT ADVISOR – ACCENTURE

There is a real art to public speaking and it’s not something you can get from a book. The value of Hoopla’s speaker’s club is it offers a safe space to practice, in a fun yet insightful way. It’s well organised, good value and the trainers really know their stuff. Would recommend to anyone who presents to others as part of their job.

– DR. ANDREW MCFAULL, LECTURER IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL EDUCATION AT KING’S BUSINESS SCHOOL, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

The course was excellent with numerous different scenarios to present under the encouraging eye of the trainers who back up their teachings with experience. I can strongly recommend it and have further booked an Improv course for the new year.

– JIM MARSHALL

The course really helped me identify areas for improvement of my current presentation skills. The variety and volume of exercises really helped embed the techniques!

– BARRY THORN, HEAD OF SALES, AKENEO

Your trainers

Gabby Best

Gabby is a comedian, actor and writer. She trained at The Oxford School of drama and went on to win the Funny Women Awards. She can be seen / heard on BBC, Channel 4, Netflix and Radio 4 and most recently starred in Sharon Horgan’s BAFTA winning ‘Dreamland’ for Sky Arts. She will be taking her sell out Edinburgh show ‘10,432 Sheep’ to the Soho Theatre in 2020 and is currently filming God of the Games for Comedy Central.

Gabby has drawn upon her training and experience, working as a facilitator with Sounds Like Chaos, The Agency BAC and The Single Homelessness Project. She is particularly interested in working with non-performers – using comedy and improvisation to build confidence and free the voice.

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Max Dickins

Max Dickins started his career as a radio presenter for Absolute Radio, where he was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Award. He then turned to stand-up, performing thousands of gigs on the comedy circuit and creating three full length solo shows for the Edinburgh fringe festival. Including ‘My Groupon Adventure,’ which was a sell-out at the Pleasance in 2014. His first book, ‘My Groupon Adventure’, inspired by that show, was published in June 2016. On TV, Max was recently seen on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.

Max is also a critically acclaimed playwright. His first play ‘The Trunk’ was named by Theatre Weekly as one of their top ten theatre shows of 2016. His 2017 show ‘The Man on the Moor’ enjoyed a sell-out run at the Underbelly before touring nationally. Kin, his third play, has recently been published by Samuel French. His latest show,, ‘Love Them To Death,’ goes into production this summer.

He’s currently proud to be the presenter of ‘Voom Room‘ (Sundog Pictures), featuring news, gossip and great guests from the Vigin Media Business Voom competition. (Think Dragon’s Den, but with Sir Richard Branson).

Resources

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    How to overcome the fear of public speaking

    Nearly all of us have experienced a fear of public speaking, but it can be overcome.

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    How to have confidence in public speaking

    Confidence is a hugely powerful quality to harness when public speaking.

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    How to talk like TED

    Present your ideas clearly to an engaged and receptive audience in a creative, confident and genuine manner.

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    Having charisma and presence in public speaking

    Harnessing the power of charisma and presence allows us to more readily connect and influence others.

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