The place to practice speaking in front of others.
When English isn't your first language.
Popcorn Club is for you, if you use English for work and want to grow your speaking skills and confidence in . . .
High Value Conversations
Marketing and PR Events
We meet online via Zoom once a fortnight.
Each session is led by me and split into two parts.
You learn a key skill to bring confidence to your group speaking.
Then practice the skill with fun, freestyle speaking exercises.
You speak and present to the group.
You can either practice something specific to your work. An important project or pitch.
Your own topic you want to talk about and share.
We all speak for a few minutes so everyone gets to practice.
Then share feedback.
It's not me teaching you how to be a robot.
It's you developing your own style and strengths.
This is a communication fitness workout with a small supportive group.
We help each other step outside our comfort zones.
Share feedback with patience, kindness and humour.
The group's a mix of different languages, accents, cultures and backgrounds. You get an international audience and perspective.
You practice with other heart-driven professionals, who have the same goal as you.
To grow communication confidence while being honest and authentic.
This was beyond what I expected.
It was intelligent and effective and opened my mind to more than I thought I needed.
A rare opportunity to practice with other people who want to develop confidence in group speaking.
With much appreciation!
I strongly recommend Matt's Popcorn!
Just like Popcorn, Matt’s format is multidimensional: interactive, verbal, physical, international and rewarding.
He takes you through the tools of speaking to a group in English.
I got to practice speaking to an audience and one-to-one, with people from three different continents.
All in a supportive and positive environment.
I present to groups at work every day and I strongly recommend Matt's Popcorn!
Articulating ideas and concepts
Pace and Intonation
Bringing personality to your topics
Sharing opinions and speaking up
Developing your art of natural conversation
Using your sense of humour in English
Understanding how your thinking creates obstacles when speaking to a group
Hearing different accents
Using new phrases and vocabulary
Drop me a message and we'll arrange a call.
I can tell you more and we'll see if it's right for you.
A relaxed environment to practice speaking to a group.
You play and experiment to develop your unique speaking style.
We start with a bite-size skill workshop.
Then we each practice presenting.
Professionals who want to improve their group speaking skills.
We’re from different cultures and backgrounds.
We’re brave enough to be vulnerable, as we know we’re not perfect.
But we’re motivated to grow with the support of others. We call ourselves ‘Popcorners’
The focus is developing your speaking skills. Not learning English.
But yes, as a bonus, you’ll learn some new phrases and vocabulary along the way.
Yes. The group is small, so you speak every time.
You choose what to present and share.
Even when you’re not speaking, you’ll learn a lot from what you see and hear.
There are no mistakes because we’re all experimenting.
If you learn from something, is it really a mistake?
Popcorn Club helps you develop self awareness that allows growth, without being self critical.
We focus on one skill topic each session.
For example pace, eye contact, calming your mind etc.
A mix of speaking and practical exercises explored with a mindset of creativity, adventure and fun.
Sunday morning 9am GMT (London time)
A morning club works best for people in different time zones.
Group size is limited to 5.
People in the group might change from week to week.
I’ll email you a Zoom link.
No. Because the group is small, if you confirm you’re coming you can’t cancel.
Being part of the club is a commitment to yourself and other members.
It’s up to you how much you prepare. If you’ve a specific work topic you want to practice, you’ll have prepared. If it’s a spontaneous speech, then just pick a topic!
This is a pilot club by invite only.
In 2023 you’ll be able to buy a book of popcorn tokens.
No. But each session you’ll grow skills in a new area. It’s a commitment to keep your Popcorn skills active and fresh.
No one likes stale popcorn!
If you attend Popcorn Club, you agree to the rules of confidentiality.
This covers sensitive and personal info, or any other thing that’s not yours to share outside the group.
I’ll send you a copy of this via email.
A creative, adventure-hearted communicator.
Helping professionals transform their confidence and success through authentic communication.
For the full story, you can read about me here.
Of course! 😊 🍿