Hoopla Speakers Club
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public speaking courses in London
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.
We’re shaking things up in the public speaking world in London with a course that is fun, interactive and effective designed for people who want to dump the fear and be themselves.
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.
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.
next available dates
Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 14th January to Tuesday 18th February. BOOK NOW
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.
Hoopla taught us invaluable skills in an entertaining environment. It was the best training I’ve attended since joining Google.
This was a very popular workshop with excellent feedback. Using the skills and ideas of improvisation, Hoopla Business showed our MBA students how to communicate persuasively with mental agility.
We walked away with techniques that will stick with us for a lifetime.
Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!
A smash hit. The feedback has been really amazing.
The skills you taught them will give them a real competitive edge in the market place.
Hoopla's workshops are supportive and collaborative.
Everywhere you look, huge grins suggest an enthusiasm and an attentiveness that is rarely seen in a course.
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).
public speaking course topics
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:
- Speak with confidence and warmth by learning 5 steps to irresistible charisma.
- 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.
I’m a total beginner am I going to be out of my depth?
The approach will be bespoke to each individual in the group. If you’re good, we’ll stretch you to be great. If you’re new to speaking, we’ll take it slow and build you up brick by brick.
I’m quite good. Will I get anything out of it?
Yes. You’ll learn a tool box techniques to add a ‘WOW’ factor to your presentations and talks.
I’m not a leader, is this suitable for me?
YES! We define a leader as someone who is in a position to influence someone, and we’re sure that is you.
Do I have to attend every session?
Life is busy. Sometimes we have to miss stuff: brunch, work drinks, your brother’s wedding. We get it! Ideally you’d attend every session. But if you attend 4 then that isn’t the end of the world.