Design Your Talk Topic workshop

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Design Your Talk Topic workshop

Learn a process you can use whenever you want to generate talk ideas, brainstorm potential talk topics, and receive feedback from your peers

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
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About this event

Do you want to start giving talks at conferences and events but feel overwhelmed? Where do you start? What are you actually qualified to speak about? If you’ve been looking for help finding a talk topic, this workshop is for you.

Connect with your “why” and turn that “why” into a field of potential topics for you to speak about with confidence. Then, learn how to generate ideas for specific talks for years to come out of the same set of building blocks. We’ll show you how to bring other people into your process, brainstorm potential talk topics with others, and receive feedback from your peers in a safe, supportive environment. 

The best speakers know how to generate ideas over and over again, and develop those ideas with feedback from others. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to do the same with confidence.

  • Learn about your personal ‘why’
  • Identify the context of your talk
  • Explore what topics you can speak about
  • Connect with peers for continued feedback
  • Have access to resources to continue to grow after the workshop


A recent workshop participant shared:

"I can’t emphasize enough how helpful [the Design Your Talk Topic] was in formulating a talk. I’m looking forward to strengthening my public speaking skills this year & applying to speak at more events!" 

About the instructor

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Paola Mariselli

Paola is a public speaker on topics of design, leadership, and career development. For almost 10 years, whether online or in-person, in English or Spanish, Paola has now shared knowledge with 6,000+ live audiences at 40+ events around the world. From keynotes and panels to fireside chats and Q&As, Paola draws from her unique background and extensive experience to deliver insights filled with rich storytelling and actionable takeaways.


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Workshop Details:

We have always subsidized our community workshops to make them as accessible as possible. You'll notice there are two ticket tiers for this workshop. If you are able to pay the standard ticket price, we ask that you do so. If paying the standard price would make this workshop inaccessible to you, we encourage you to pay the reduced solo rate. If you are unable to attend without a full scholarship, please email to request an application.

Upon registration, you will receive instructions on how to join the workshop. You will also be added to a calendar invite and will receive a final reminder 24 hours in advance.

This will be an interactive workshop. We ask you to take the call in a place where you can have your video on and speak openly. The workshop will not be recorded.

$59 – $99