Your opinion matters. The ability to stand in front of an audience and deliver a speech is one of the most valuable skills an individual can possess. Employers frequently rate the ability to communicate as one of the most keenly sought-after qualities among job candidates, including technical staff. Giving an excellent presentation does not require any innate talent or advanced degrees. All that is required is the willingness to learn and a desire to take small steps outside your comfort zone.
Feel your confidence soar. Many people rate public speaking as the activity they fear the most. Regular participation in Club 22's training sessions will help you reduce any fear or shyness you may have experienced. The confidence you gain from being a member of Club 22 will quickly spill over into other areas of your life. You'll become more self-assured, have greater self-belief, a more positive self-image, and feel a sense of achievement that few other activities can give you.
Make meetings work for you. Meetings are the bane of many busy professionals, but few of us receive any formal training in chairing meetings or small group leadership. Club 22 members quickly gain the skills and knowledge that allow them to plan, organise, and chair effective meetings. Wouldn't you like to be able to guide your organisation's meetings in a more transparent, accountable, and democratic style?
Learn from the experts. Highly experienced and professionally-trained mentors provide members with constructive feedback on their progress. The emphasis is on positive reinforcement and building confidence through encouragement and mutual support. Many of our most accomplished speakers were once nervous beginners, so come along and be inspired.
Club 22 meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month (except December and January) at SA Power Networks' conference room, 1 Anzac Hwy, Keswick. Training sessions begin at 7:45 pm and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Visitors are most welcome. Participation in speaking exercises is strictly voluntary and the first two classes are free.