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The Fear

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. 

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The Importance

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, which in turn can assist with salary and performance.

Who's this for?

Kai Eng Ong, Head of Design, BBC speaking at UXDX 2016

The Goal

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.

Some of our amazing female speakers

Kai En Ong

Kai En Ong

Head of User Experience and Design, BBC

Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite

Sr Technical Program Manager, Amazon

Annmarie Kiddle

Annmarie Kiddle

Head of UX, The Financial Times

Shruti KNR

Shruti KNR

UX Specialist, UNICEF

Cheryl  Kennedy

Cheryl Kennedy

Director of Digital Design, Data & Services, Barclaycard

Eva Deckers

Eva Deckers

Design Director, Philips Design

Anna  Sitnikova

Anna Sitnikova

Product Manager, iZettle

Rija  Javed

Rija Javed

CTO, MarketInvoice

Alice Newton

Alice Newton

Chief Product Officer, WorldRemit

Francesca Cuda

Francesca Cuda

Head of Engineering, ustwo

Natalia Kaijalainen

Natalia Kaijalainen

Engineering Manager, Trimble

Jo Franchetti

Jo Franchetti

Developer Advocate, Samsung Internet

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 by the end of 2019.

Foundations of Public SpeakingProfessional Public Speaking
Public Speaking 101
What holds people back
What to do
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Beyond The Basics
How to captivate and inspire
Captivating talk
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Structuring your talk
How to format context
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Designing Your Deck
How much text vs imagery to use
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Finding Opportunities to Speak
How to apply and sell yourself
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Critiquing Your Delivery
Body Language for Leaders
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Style and Format
What to use and how
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Finding Opportunities to Speak at Larger Conferences
What to look for (i.e. talks that are recorded)
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Preparation
How to figure out what your talk should be on
How to structure your talk
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Media Training
How to handle media interviews
What to answer and what to avoid
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Overcoming your Fear of Public Speaking
How to get over your nerves
Body language and presence
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Speaking and Presentation Style
How to adapt to the audience
Being likeable and informative
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How to Present and Stay on Point
Tips to stay on topic
Eliminating crutch words
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How to Prepare and Answer off-the-cuff Questions
Understanding questions before you answer
Structuring your answers
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Answering Tough Questions like a Pro
Staying in control
Maintaining a professional attitude
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Want to Join our Public Speaking Training Program?

This is a free initiative for females in our community to help advance their careers and take centre stage 

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    Would your company like to support our efforts?

    If your company would like to get in touch to help support our efforts and get involved as we scale this to women globally, make sure to send an email to catherine.madden@uxdxconf.com

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    How it will work

    The course is split into two skill levels; 'Zero to Hero' and 'Novice to Pro'. We're working with industry leaders from across the world who will deliver 3 hour workshops on sections from critiquing your delivery, to how to overcome the fear to media training. Each session talk through the key elements needed no matter what your level to get you stage ready.