Speak Easy is open to all skill and experience levels; many participants have their own experience in public speaking but are looking to sharpen those skills. Participants must be prepared to interact with the group.
The group meets twice a month during the lunch hour in the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce conference room. Experienced speakers in the community are invited to share their knowledge and experience with the group through a 20 to 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session or workshop activity. We hope to gain insights from guest speakers that come from a heavier experience in public speaking such as best practices, tips and trade secrets, key things they’ve learned from their experience, and advice they might give to help others prepare and improve their speaking skills. Participants also lead self directed workshops to discuss different aspects of public speaking.
Noon - 1 p.m. on second and fourth ThursdaysNacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, conference room2516 South Street.
Scheduled meeting dates:October 17, 2017: Focus groupNovember 30, 2017: First Speak Easy group meetingDecember 7: Speaker - Paul Smith and Rebecca Hoffman, Presentation Prep. and IntroductionsDecember 21: Workshop - Introductions and Presentation PrepJan 11: How-to Speech Workshop/Brainstorm SessionJan 25: Guest Speaker Adam Peck, Adding Humor and Creativity to PresentationsFeb 8: How to Evaluation a Speech, 2 participants deliver How-to SpeechesFeb 22: Guest Speaker Francis Spruiell: Impromptu Speaking:March 8: Participants deliver How-to SpeechesMarch 22: Guest Speaker Wayne MitchellApril 26: Focus GroupMay 17: Guest Speaker
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