Clubhouse Communication Lessons: 7 Things You Can Do To Be A Better Speaker (On Clubhouse And In Life)

Amy K Stanton
6 min readMar 9, 2021

Ask anyone who has been spending time on Clubhouse what they think of the social-audio platform and you’ll hear a range of responses:

  • “I have never been so addicted to an app.”
  • “There are so many interesting topics and speakers — I’m learning so much.”
  • “It’s interesting but I haven’t found the right room yet.”
  • “I enjoy smaller rooms. The bigger Clubhouse rooms are too chaotic.”
  • “I’m exhausted because Clubhouse is cutting into my sleep.”

I love Clubhouse and find it to be super stimulating and interesting — it’s the ultimate human experiment. It is one of those platforms that takes a bit to figure out how you want to use it, what your preferences are, and what topics most resonate with you — but that’s true of any social platform. What I love about Clubhouse is the depth of connection and conversation, and the power of the voice to create an intimate and meaningful experience (well beyond what’s possible on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.).

A little over a month ago, Clubhouse raised $100 million at an astonishing $1 billion dollar valuation from one of the most well-known venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz — if that’s any indication of its growth trajectory. At this rate, it’s reasonable to assume Clubhouse will not only become the dominant audio-social platform but also create a whole new path for public speakers.

In the context of Clubhouse, industry leaders are becoming drop-in audio speakers.

I have been hosting a variety of Clubhouse rooms and panels over the past few months, and I’m already noticing a handful of best practices that separate engaging speakers and participants from those who are unproductive (or long-winded).

Here are a few things you can do to be a better drop-in audio speaker.

1. When hosting a room, make sure to state the intention of the room often.

We call this “resetting the room.”

Amy K Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company. Co-author of The Feminine Revolution.