What Are Speaking Circles®?
Here you will find your natural ease, confidence, and authentic presence in public speaking, as well as in personal and professional conversations.
Speaking Circles are small, facilitated groups that offer a unique and gentle approach to public speaking training and communication that’s easy on the nervous system and allows you to access your most natural voice. These programs transform the way you communicate both in person and online by creating a safe space to practice speaking from stillness. The ability to bring stillness to your interactions with others—whether with groups large and small, or one-on-one—is known as Relational Presence.
The stillness at the core of Relational Presence allows you to:
- Settle into a deeper sense of self that anchors you, helps fear dissipate, and releases the yoke of performance
- Experience and develop a genuine, palpable connection with others
- Access your magnetic presence, innate wisdom, and natural eloquence
Those who come to Speaking Circles for public speaking training often also experience profound personal transformations that positively affect other areas of their lives.
The change you desire as a public speaker and one-on-one communicator can be yours. Here, the Speaking Circles world awaits you. Explore, find a Facilitator, and join a Circle!
*We gratefully acknowledge Dr. Doreen Downing for permission to quote her.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
The Speaking Circles organization welcomes people from all different backgrounds, ages, cultures, skin colors, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, and physical abilities to join our Circles and become Facilitators. Because we are all part of a global society, our organization feels it’s important to bring diverse people together to be able to speak to, hear about, and learn from each other through the practices we teach. The world needs to hear your voices!