Welcome to The Public Speaking Society at The University of Warwick! We were founded in 2005 as Warwick Speakers and since, we have established a prominent presence in all facets of student life on campus. Our mission is simple: we want you to succeed. A lot of success can be attributed to public speaking, which is a skill required to prosper career-wise and communicate effectively.
Many people fear public speaking. However, it is a skill like any other. It can be honed, refined and improved through consistent use. This is where we come in! We will teach you all the skills in a friendly environment where you can practice and be yourself.
Join us and the reward will be enormous! Public speaking will boost your employability. It will help you do well in your degree. It will transform you into an effective communicator capable of building strong relationships with people. Along with that you can improve your assertiveness, planning skills, teamwork and leadership. We will empower you and make you feel a much more confident person!
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
We host regular sessions which consist of 4 parts.
THEORY: members get to learn a new public speaking technique or skill. The sessions are led by our executive team.
ACTIVITY: it will allow you to apply the methods taught in the Theory segment.
VIDEO & DISCUSSION: We observe famous speakers and chat about what kind of techniques they use. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions.
TABLE TOPICS: a session of impromptu speeches where members can apply the newly learnt skills to practice by speaking on a randomly given topic for about 1-2 minutes. It is easily one of the most exciting and thrilling activities during the regular sessions! At the end, there might be some time for pre-prepared speeches – you can sign up and rehearse a topic of your choice in front our friendly members.
We organise huge array of events such as Inter-University Public Speaking Competition. They are attended by students from Warwick and other universities, so it is a great chance to expand your network and make your voice heard!
WANT TO GIVE YOURSELF A CHALLENGE? We host internal competitions as well as the largest Inter-University competition in the UK!
WANT TO EXPRESS HOW YOU FEEL? We host Halloween and Valentine Open Mics!
WANT TO BE INSPIRED? Make sure to check out our external speaker events!
WANT TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS? Fear not, we have our socials where you can meet like-minded people.
The possibilities are endless. We are also open to your suggestions – if you would like to see any events as part of our society feel free to reach out on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter!
It is a personal growth program which aims to teach the skill of public speaking. You can sign up to be either a mentee or a mentor.
AS A MENTEE, you will be taught everything that you need to know in a customised way. The sessions will be on a weekly basis. They will be smaller than the regular sessions so will allow for a greater focus on your specific needs. It is a great way to set goals and monitor your progress.
AS A MENTOR, you will lead weekly sessions. They are also a great opportunity to showcase what you have learnt within a safe space. It is a chance to shine and improve your leadership skill. It will demonstrate you are committed and reliable.
At the end of the programme, all mentors and mentees will receive a certificate – it is a great confirmation of your abilities to your employers