Public Speaking Practice Clubs
here's how clubs work
what are public speaking practice clubs?
the opportunity to practice regularly
Desensitize your nervous system by practicing in front of other club members on a regular basis.
reduce your anxiety
No matter your fear level, these clubs will help you reduce anxiety and improve communication skills.
What you get with club membership
easy zoom meeting scheduler
For LAB members, Club membership includes:
For non-LAB members, Club membership includes:
Take the challenge! Check out the speaking challenges and post your videos/audios in private groups for feedback.
Initiate practice sessions with others anytime you want.
We're forming groups. When do you want a 30-minute workout?
Subscriptions: 1 year, 6-months, monthly
You'll be email notified before your subscription renews. Make changes anytime.
6 month subscription
save $12 ($16/mo)
1 year subscription
save $24 ($15/mo)
how long does it take to
overcome speaking anxiety?
How do SpeakMeister clubs compare to Toastmasters and Dale Carnegie?
We love Toastmasters and Dale Carnegie! Those are great programs. But if you have high levels of fear or panic, they may be a bit overwhelming. They focus primarily on improving communication skills and don't provide much guidance on how to manage anxiety.
SpeakMeister is primarily focused on helping you overcome panic and reduce fear. It also helps you develop strong communication skills.
The other difference is that you'll be able to ask Dr. Cheryl Mathews questions in the forums. Her expertise is public speaking anxiety and social anxiety.
You can use SpeakMeister as a stepping-stone to Toastmasters or Dale Carnegie or you can continue attending SpeakMeister clubs indefinitely. Both are very good strategies. The key is to practice in whatever way works best you.
I'm terrified and I panic when speaking. Will this help me?
The LAB is designed for high-levels of fear and panic - not the Clubs.
The Clubs are most effective when your anxiety is in the medium range, and you're working to reduce it even more. There is no one to help you overcome panic in the Clubs.
You may want to take the public speaking anxiety test to see what anxiety range you're in. If you're in the medium range, or if you're not overwhelmed by the thought of attending the Clubs, then you're probably ready to jump into the Clubs. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Are there any pre-requisites?
What is a LAB member?
A LAB member is someone who has completed the Desensitization Laboratory (LAB) program. LAB members have life-time access to the private LAB group and forums. LAB members can also attend the LAB practice group sessions led by Dr. Mathews.
A Club member has access to the Clubs group and forums and Club practice sessions.
How do I attend the video meeting?
You'll receive full instructions once you sign up.
We use Zoom video conferencing. Download the Zoom video conferencing app at https://zoom.us or google "Zoom video conferencing" to get the link for your country.