Join our Public Speaking Program
Advancing Women in Tech
9 workshops to advance your Career
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will...
Being great in your job doesn't translate to being a great presenter, yet as we progress in our careers, speaking in public becomes increasingly important. Most people experience some degree of nervousness when it comes to public speaking. If people don't do anything about it, the thought of speaking on a public stage can have career limitations and crippling effects on confidence and goals.
There are plenty of situations where having public speaking skills can help your career. It's a great tool to motivate others, to change someones behavior or achieve your goals. It's also important as it will increase self confidence and make you more comfortable around people.
Who's this for?
Our goal specifically is to guide female and underrepresented groups to get the necessary skills and guidance they need to become stage ready. That said, we'd be delighted if it's relevant for anyone who wants to be able to speak on a public platform.
Over 80% of the women invited to speak decline the opportunity. We want to give women confidence to say yes!
Charlotte Fenning, Producer, UXDX
Some of our amazing female speakers
Kai En Ong
Head of User Experience and Design, BBC
Sr Technical Program Manager, Amazon
Head of UX, The Financial Times
UX Specialist, UNICEF
Director of Digital Design, Data & Services, Barclaycard
Product Manager, iZettle
Head of Engineering, ustwo
Public Speaking Program
We will be launching our public speaking program with 50 women on board. The course is split into two skill levels 'Zero to Hero' and 'Novice to Pro' essentially one for beginners and one for intermediates. Our goal is to have over 500 women in our program. We still have some places available for female's that are attending the conference, make sure to fill out the form below the agenda.
|Date||Zero to Hero||Novice to Pro|
|11.9||Public Speaking Foundations|
What holds people back
What to do
What not to do
|Beyond The Basics|
How to captivate and inspire
How to figure out what your talk should be on
How to structure your talk
|Designing Your Deck|
How much text vs imagery to use
What's the right amount of slides
Maintaining design consistency
|16.10||Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking|
Stage fright - getting over your nerves
Body language and presence on stage
Communicating with Confidence
How to take the pressure off and reduce anxiety
|Critiquing Your Delivery|
Body Language for Leaders
Getting the message across
|30.10||Finding Opportunities to Speak|
How to apply and sell yourself
|Finding Multiple Opportunities to Speak at Larger Conferences|
What to look for (i.e. talks that are recorded)
|13.11||Structuring Your Talk|
How to format context
How to handle media interviews
What to answer and what to avoid
|27.11||How to Present and Stay on Point|
Tips to sticking to your agenda: Large group
Eliminating crutch words such as um, er, and uh
How to feel more yourself in front of others
How to adapt to the audience.
Probing questions to interact and engage to give them a super experience
|11.12||Style and formatting|
What to use and how
|Improving Your Presentation Style|
What to do and what not to do
Establishing Credibility as a Speaker
|8.1||How to Prepare and Answer off-the-cuff Questions|
Understanding questions before you answer
Structuring your answers
|Become a Pro at Answering off-the-cuff Questions|
Staying in control
Maintaining a professional attitude
Practicing with colleagues
|15.1||Final presentation||Final presentation|
Women of UXDX
You can trace every single problem or complaint in your life to silence and hesitation. Those are decisions you make.
Mel Robbins, CEO, Confidence Project