Culver City, California
July 2015 through February 2016
Two years ago, I started a workshop series in the Culver City area of Los Angeles, called "Communication Community. The workshops were held every 2-3 weeks and were free to join. I did most of my advertising on Meetup.com and Facebook.
Over the course of ~6 - 7 months, I conducted 11 workshops and the group started to gain some traction, with an average attendance of 12-15.
Every workshop was custom created and unique. Sometimes I would focus on speech delivery, sometimes I would focus on vocal technique and sometimes I would focus on some of my favorite speakers, comedians or orators.
But, the general meeting format was typically similar. We would start off with warmup exercises, mixing improv games, with stretching. Then, I would spend a bit of time on instruction, hosting interactive discussions with the group on various speaking topics. Following the discussion I would give the group an assignment, asking them to craft a mini-speech based on a certain topic. And, almost always, I would have a keynote speaker to end the event.
Unfortunately, I had to end the series when I decided to travel abroad with Remote Year. But, it was a great learning experience, and a great way to grow my personal coaching business.