The new, effective way to smash through your fear of public speaking
Online public speaking courses
One of the few upsides of the Covid crisis is that many of us have more time to learn. We’ve moved many of our public speaking courses online so that you don’t have to miss out. Get in touch if you’d like us to tell you more.
One-on-one online public speaking coaching
Receive personal coaching from professional presenter Max Dickins! Max is offering one-on-one coaching via Zoom for anyone who wants to polish up their public speaking skills. In these sessions you’ll get a personal audit of your public speaking sticking points and then sessions working specifically on those, built bespoke for you.
If you want results fast, get in touch now!
Trainer: Max Dickins
Online Storytelling training
We all tell stories every day. Whether that be around the dinner table with family, in the pub with friends or with clients at work. What if you could take this innately human capacity and polish it up into something extraordinary? This is what you’ll learn in this workshop.
Storytelling can super-charge both your public speaking and your written communication. Stories don’t just allow us to entertain others, they allow us to influence and inspire them. But to do this effectively you need to know the simple secrets of all well told stories.
In this fun and interactive workshop, you’ll learn:
- Essentials of Structure: how using the right structure can help you grab and hold an audience’s attention.
- Detail: how to fill your stories with the details that make them unforgettable.
- Emotion: how to elicit feeling in your audience, (and therefore move them to action.)
- Finding the Point: how to strip an idea to its core so you can express it with clarity.
- Delivery: using your body and voice to make your story sing.
Not sure if this is for you? Get in touch!
Trainer: Max Dickins
Public Speaking Courses in London
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.
Our public speaking 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.
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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
One swallow doesn’t make a summer, one salad doesn’t make a diet, one run doesn’t make an athlete. Public speaking is no different. If you want change that endures, you need to practice. And you need a great coach to guide you in that practice. That’s what we provide.
This is where Speakers Club really stands out: in the structure of the learning. 6 workshops spread over 6 weeks.
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.
You’ll leave our courses with a tonne more confidence, new skills, and huge self-awareness of what your strengths are when you speak. But that isn’t it. When you leave your final workshop with us, we’ve still got your back. You’ll get in-depth follow-up notes, a free bonus improv class and continued access to your expert coach.
This dedication to our students is why thousands of students train with us every year. We’ve been doing in since 2005-and we’re just getting started.
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Who is this Public Speaking 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.
- Nervous or reluctant presenters who want to learn new skills and step-up. Beginners very welcome!
- Confident public speakers who want 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. Or, 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.
Any questions? Just get in touch.
Next Available Dates
6 Week Course – every Tuesday from Tuesday 24th March to Tuesday 28th April. BOOK NOW
6 Week Course – every Tuesday from Tuesday 5th May to Tuesday 9th June. BOOK NOW
6 Week Course – every Tuesday from Tuesday 3rd March to Tuesday 7th April. SOLD OUT
4 Week Advanced Storytelling Course – every Tuesday from Tuesday 21st April to Tuesday 12th May. BOOK NOW
What We'll Cover
Our public speaking courses 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.
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
Practice makes perfect, supportive and warm teacher, group exercises, improvement of self-confidence and communication skills, feedback from not only teacher but also peers, increase of self-awareness.
– MICHAEL HITZ
Our instructor’s enthusiasm and sense of humour managed to make public speaking actually enjoyable. They taught simple and effective ways to structure speeches and engage audiences that I hadn’t considered before. The masses of practice you get in is incredibly valuable and the cohort was a very supportive and fun group of people. I would recommend to anybody that needs a confidence boost in public speaking!
– JULIET MANNERS, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE CABINET OFFICE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
The construct of the class was very hands-on and practice oriented – we were always on our feet which helped a lot!
– SIMON KONGARA, PROGRAM TEST MANAGER, UPFIELD
It was a fantastic course, I learnt a lot, built so many skills and I have been telling everyone about it.
– ROSIE LIDINGTON, LEAD UX DESIGNER & RESEARCHER, THE GUARDIAN
The course in more detail
This public speaking course is all about equipping you with essential tools and techniques that you can put you into action straight away. This class is practical, fun and taught by professional communicators from stage and screen. People who have been there and done it, a thousand times before. Most of all, this course is about building your confidence. Slowly but surely allowing you to overcome your fear of public speaking, so that you are never held back by it again.
The ability to confidently and engagingly speak in public is a huge asset in any career and in anyone’s life. You’ll leave with this invaluable gift, and be able to communicate with a group of strangers as easily and naturally as you do with your family and friends.
Here is a more detailed breakdown of what you’ll learn:
Week 1: How to Own the Room
Week 2: How to Make Your Audience Care
Week 3: How to Hook your Audience’s Attention
Week 4: How to Tell Great Stories
Week 5: How to Start and End with a Bang
Week 6: Overcoming Nerves
Any questions? Just get in touch.
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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.