For those who want to practise speaking clearly and listening well, meeting other students and progressing together.
Become aware of how you speak and how you listen to other people.
This course stands on its own; it is also an introduction to the two-day course and the weekly maintenance lessons.
Limit of 16 participants
- identify ineffective physical and vocal habits
- be exposed to good habits
- analyse what good speakers do
- feel what good listeners do
- explore some ineffective mental habits
- experience helpful mental habits
“All that stands between you and a ﬂuent expression of your thoughts and feelings are habits that can be unlearned.”
Learn what you don’t know
If you’re here, it might be because the thought of public speaking – or just learning to express yourself better – is as appealing as the prospect of a leaping, naked, out of an airplane at 20,000 feet.
We salute you. Because you know you’ve got to do it.
But we also assure you.
We make it fun.
More fun than sky-diving starkers.
Using very simple exercises the tutors will reveal if you use verbal tics (‘like,’ ‘um,’ ‘uh’), if you make eye contact, where you keep tension when you give a presentation. You’ll analyse the habits of one great speaker and understand the techniques she uses to make her point.
You will be exposed to the tools that help you discover what story you tell about yourself as a speaker in meetings – ‘I’m too quiet, I’m not interesting, I’m not worth listening to’ – and to change that story.
At the end of the day you will be aware of the habits – physical, verbal and mental – that keep you from expressing yourself clearly. You will have the confidence that comes with trying a new way of speaking and seeing that it works. You will have techniques you can practise, on your own, or with us – in the two-day workshop or the weekly meetings.
To be more aware of what you are doing when you talk and when you listen – and how to be better at both – reserve your place here.
To learn how to sky-dive naked, click here.
We’re kidding. That’s a really bad idea. There’s no course for that. And if anyone offers to teach you, report them.
Who is this course designed for?
The course is for open-minded people who would like to feel more confident in how they communicate, day-to-day. We are excited to set the bar high, asking a lot of ourselves and one another, both emotionally and technically. One of our greatest pleasures is working with like-minded participants.
How quickly will I progress?
The initial process of discovering one’s limiting beliefs is quick. Establishing new habits takes practise. We’ve designed the course to give you everything you need to understand these beliefs and the welcoming space in which to rehearse speaking without them. By the end of ten weeks you will have tried out your new skills in small groups, one-to-one and in front of the whole class. This work is most effective in the supportive and encouraging environment that we enjoy creating. We’ve got your back, all the way.
Who else will be on the course?
We attract people who are excited about gaining confidence, not just as speakers but in all areas of their lives. To date we have worked with lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, marketers, engineers, composers, linguists, copywriters, programmers, CEOs and civil servants of all ages, races and genders. Of the 12–16 people in your group, you are likely to meet a rich mix, from different backgrounds and professions.
Thank you for your time and interest; we hope you have enjoyed learning more about The Dialogue Room.
If you have questions, please get in touch. We would be delighted to hear from you.
We run courses throughout the year at locations in central London. If you would like to book your place on one of our forthcoming courses, you can do so below.
Every workshop we run brings us new discoveries and experiences. One of our recent graduates told us that “I now feel like anything is possible”. We want to share that feeling with you.