Agora Speakers International is a non-profit educational
organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills
through a worldwide network of meeting locations.
Our mission statement is simple yet powerful - We empower you to become a brilliant
communicator and a confident leader who will actively build a
Survey after survey shows that public speaking and
presentation skills are critical to success in the workplace. Many
people pay high fees for seminars to gain the knowledge and
confidence necessary to face an audience. Agora provides an option
that is less expensive and held in high regard in business
circles. A proven - and enjoyable way to practice and hone
communication and leadership skills.
for a PDF presentation Agora Speakers International.
for a one-page description of our core foundational principles.
Our Main Features at a glance
Strong educational program focused on
gaining real-world experience in public speaking and leadership.
for a PDF presentation of the Educational Program.
All educational materials available
online, free for all members. Click here for the
currently available documentation on the Educational Program
Currently free . Lees than $20/year in
the long term. No sign up fees. No club chartering fees. No
multiple fees for joining several clubs. Click here to learn
more about the fee structure.
Presence in 30 countries, with 10 more
expected soon. Click here to see the
countries in which we have presence.
Club-based peer-supported learning, with
familiar meeting structure, meeting roles and officers.
Click here for more information about the club
Direct democracy with electronic voting
by all members. Full financial transparency. Click here for more information about our core
Our Educational Program
Our Educational Program has been designed by experienced
speakers and people with over 20 years' experience in adult
The Program leads you gently from very humble beginnings to
more and more complicated and challenging projects, where you will
first speak in front of your fellow club members, and from there
proceed to spread your wings outside the nest and speak in front
of ever-increasing and wider audiences.
The Educational Program is formed by series of projects with
specific learning goals and designed to help you acquire and
practice specific skills - either public speaking or leadership.
You progress at your own pace, and as you progress along the main
educational path, you unlock access to more specific paths that
explore public speaking in special contexts or environments. You
can learn to be a storyteller, or a business presenter, or an
educator, or many other options available
We believe that every speaker is unique, so the Educational
Program is also designed to help you discover your own style,
instead of imposing on you artificial techniques that will only
result in your audience perceiving you as unnatural or - even
worse - dishonest
Learn to communicate more effectively
Learn to move people to action
Learn to lead small and big teams
Increase your self confidence
Increase your assertiveness and ability
to defend your interests
Defend your viewpoints and principles
Become a better and more empathic
Be able to deliver great presentations in
all sorts of contexts
Learn to deal with failures during
Learn to user stories, anecdotes, emotion
and rhetorical devices in your speeches
Learn to think faster and improvise when
things don't come as expected
Become a member of a wonderful worldwide
The 70-page Agora Guide
explains everything about Agora in one single place - How Agora is
structured, the purpose of clubs, how YOU can start one, detailed
explanations about each of the roles, club officers, Ambassadors
and everything you need to get started with Agora. Feel free to
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