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Learn #UPFRONT Public Speaking Skills from Lauren Currie

On 7th February 2020, our amazing conference, MTP Engage Manchester, is back! In addition to that, we're offering a day of amazing pre-con workshops on Thursday, 6th February, enabling you to deep dive into some new skills (see workshop details below).

As well as four great workshops covering a variety of deep-dive topics (tickets found here), we're also running a public speaking and confidence workshop (#UPFRONT), with designer and entrepreneur Lauren Currie OBE.

We'll provide lunch and plenty of coffee to fuel you throughout the day.

Be quick as there are very limited spaces for this workshop in order to ensure the best possible learning experience! As this workshop and the other four workshops on offer are run in parallel you can only attend one of them, and once purchased you cannot change your workshop.




Workshop + Conference = Separate Tickets

You should, of course, also join us at the conference the day after your workshop but tickets are completely separate. Conference tickets DO NOT give you access to a workshop, nor do workshop tickets give you access to the conference. Get your conference ticket here.




Workshop Agenda

Please note: This workshop is for self-identifying women.

The #UPFRONT movement believes that speech is power. It is more important than ever before for self-identifying women to have the ability to influence, persuade, and inspire.

At this workshop, all self-identifying women are welcome - extroverts, introverts, and everything in between. Our aim is for you to leave feeling the most confident you've ever felt, equipped with new tools to use when speaking in public, in meetings or networking situations, in a pitch or around the dinner table.

What will you learn?

  • What makes you remarkable? Yes, you are
  • How to feel more confident at work and at home. Yes, both are equally important
  • Learn the who, what, where and why of Imposter Syndrome (yes, we all have it)
  • How to introduce yourself
  • How to strengthen your voice
  • How to give yourself status
  • How to combat nerves

#UPFRONT’s work is underpinned by these principles:

  • You can’t be what you can’t see
  • We believe that confidence can be learned and it IS within your reach
  • Confidence is not a gift from the Gods
  • We know that you lack nothing
  • We’re all responsible for being a good audience
  • We all have power, even if we can’t feel it
  • Include yourself and others
  • One way we learn confidence is by understanding our bodies
  • You’re you — with your individual knowledge and your unique experiences and your unique brain
  • You’re the one the world wants to hear from




About Lauren Currie

Lauren is a European designer and entrepreneur from Scotland. She lives in London and spends her time as MD of NOBL in the UK and Europe, and founder of #UPFRONT - an organisation dedicated to elevating and encouraging new voices on and off public stages around the world. Last year she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. Lauren’s new to the Mind the Product stage, but by no means new to delivering amazing talks!

Lauren’s commitment to championing new voices through her #UPFRONT work is vital and progressive. It’s inspired us to join forces to make the MTP Engage Manchester stage as inclusive and welcoming as possible, and we want YOU to take the leap to share your product stories, and to bring them onto the Engage stage.




Other Workshops

On the same day, we'll be running four other great workshops at etc.venues in Manchester. Please note that as the workshops are run in parallel you can only attend one of them. Tickets for the workshops below are not available here, but you can buy them on our general workshop page.

  • Product Management Foundations
  • Product Essentials
  • Product Metrics
  • Jobs to be Done (JTBD) (with Joe Leech)




Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend this workshop?
This workshop is for self-identifying women.

Lauren Currie, Founder of #UPFRONT says: "We know it's not obvious to everyone why public speaking training for women is important. It's not because women are any less confident or talented; it's because audiences prefer men and our perception of confidence is out of date. In an ideal world, women wouldn't have to unpick why being visible and powerful is difficult and complex, but until things change radically, we want to arm women with strategies, tools, and techniques to be powerful and present in a way that works for them."

Do you offer discounts for groups, students, startups, non-profits, etc?
The only discounts we offer are for Early Bird conference tickets (limit of one ticket per order), which sell out in a matter of minutes, and the group discounts on General Release conference tickets where we do 10 tickets for the price of 9. To ensure you hear about the Early Bird tickets make sure you are part of our Slack channel and receive our newsletter.

Can I change the name or other details on my tickets?
Yes, but only the person who purchased the ticket can make these changes on Eventbrite. You are free to change your ticket details up to two days before the conference, including name, title, etc. Please make sure these details are correct as they will be what we show on your badge! Just login to Eventbrite and make the changes, following these instructions. If you can’t reach the person who purchased the ticket in order to get them to change the information please contact us on tickets@mindtheproduct.com and we will help you make the updates.

Can I get a refund?
We offer a full refund up to one month before the conference. Simply log in to Eventbrite and request the refund following these instructions. As with changes, only the person who purchased the tickets can request a refund.

Can I pay by invoice?
As we are a small team we only offer payment by invoice if you are buying 5 tickets or more due to the additional overhead. Early Bird conference tickets cannot be purchased by invoice. Please also note that no tickets are held/issued until payment of the invoice has been received. Request to pay by invoice by emailing tickets@mindtheproduct.com

  • Tickets are not held until payment has been made – there are no exceptions to this.
  • We cannot agree to any terms and conditions associated with Purchase Order numbers or other supplier agreements.
  • We do not fill in supplier detail forms for ticket invoices – if you cannot find details you require on our website – please ask.



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