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Most people struggle to speak effectively because they don’t have a chance to practise.

​Speakeasy Tirol solves that problem.


A safe space to speak

We’ve created a safe space for you to practise your public speaking (and active listening) skills right here in Tirol.

Our members come from many different professions, backgrounds, and countries, but we all want to become better public speakers: that’s what brings us together. We’re a multi-lingual group and the primary language we use is English, although speakers are also welcome to present in German.

We meet every second week at XXX.

How to join us

Getting involved as easy as 1, 2, 3…
  1. Register to say you’re coming so that we know you’re coming…
  2. Show up on the day – if you don’t show up, you can’t build your skills!
  3. Commit to becoming a better speaker by becoming a regular member.

Come to a meeting!

Next meetings (currently via Zoom because, you know, the pandemic!):

→ 2 March 2021, 16h00-17h30 (Zoom)

→ 16 March 2021, 16h00-17h30 (Zoom)

→ 30  March 2021, 16h00-17h30 (Zoom)

→ 13 April 2021, 16h00-17h30 (Zoom)

(And then we’ll see what happens with the lockdown – watch this space!)

Frequently asked questions

Answers to the questions we’re asked the most. If you have other questions, get in touch!
What can you expect?
  • Access to a structured speaking programme
  • Build your public speaking skills in a friendly, safe environment
  • Opportunities to speak at every meeting
  • Regular opportunities to give speeches and presentations
  • Honest, direct feedback from the group on your speeches to help you improve
  • Opportunities to prepare and deliver content in English
  • Be part of network of like-minded people right here in Tirol
What does it cost?
The first two sessions are free, and thereafter, we ask members for a donation of EUR 30 per quarter. We use these funds to pay for things like printing, stationery, the website, and other unexpected costs.

We have made this a donation-based club because we strongly believe that it should be open to anyone: if for any reason you want to join, but can’t afford to contribute, you are still very welcome.

We hope that members who find value in being part of Speakeasy Tirol will contribute if they can.

Is Speakeasy Tirol a Toastmasters club?
No. Speakeasy Tirol is loosely based on the structure created by the wonderful Agora Speakers. The reason we chose to use the Agora Speakers model instead of Toastmasters is largely because of the open source model that Agora generously offers, which keeps costs as low as possible for members of Speakeasy Tirol.

You can find out more about Agora Speakers here.

Who runs Speakeasy Tirol?

Speakeasy Tirol is the brainchild of Suzanne Whitby, a communication specialist, facilitator, and storyteller who works with international businesses, scientists and researchers, and sustainability organisations to help them become better communicators. She runs international communication agency, Whitby’s, and SciComm Success, a communication training firm for scientists.

She believes that great communication can change lives, and with that in mind, she created Speakeasy Tirol to be a safe space for individuals to come together and develop the skills they need to become effective speakers and active listeners.


Get in touch

Email us at [email protected] or complete the short form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

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