REMOTE: Women Talk Design Speaking Workshop (EDT)

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Present Yourself: Craft Your First Talk and Deliver with Confidence (REMOTE, EDT)

Saturday & Sunday, 4/4/2020 & 4/5/2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

**NOTE: We're moving this workshop to remote (via Zoom)! While this workshop will have all of the same content, activities, and outcomes as our regular workshop, we're offering a $100 discount for this first remote instance (CODE: REMOTE100).

Why take Present Yourself? Previous attendees share their experience:

"This workshop has gotten me exponentially closer to a goal I have had for nearly a decade. I can't believe I am walking away with a solid concept, outline, headshot and new community of support. Thanks!"

"I didn't think writing a compelling talk in 2 days would be possible, yet WTD helped me not only do that, but also helped me build the confidence to present it."

(Scroll down for more words from previous attendees!)


Present Yourself is a two-day workshop intensive experience designed specifically for new and emerging speakers. We empower attendees with the framework and confidence to begin crafting a first talk, and give them the support and feedback they need to grow.

Learn the importance of storytelling and how to use it, where to start in developing your talk, and write an outline of a short talk during class. We’ll guide you through developing your talk step by step. Then, we’ll lead the group in how to give and receive useful feedback from fellow speakers. You’ll learn how to present with confidence and get practice delivering your talk in a safe, supportive environment. If you’ve been wanting to speak but overwhelmed by how to do it, Present Yourself is the workshop for you.

You will leave the workshop with:

  • A clear system for crafting a compelling talk

  • Storytelling fundamentals to level up any talk

  • A draft of a 5 min talk and resources on how to expand it to your desired length

  • Tips for feeling confident on stage or on video (even on a bad day!)

  • A speaker’s sample video showing you speaking for 5 minutes

  • A new network of supportive fellow speakers

  • Resources for continued reading and exploration


Saturday, 4/4

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Welcome

  • Setting Goals & Ground Rules

  • Introductions & Speaking Practice

  • A Framework for Crafting a Talk

  • Context

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Introduction to Storytelling

  • Crafting Your Talk

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Workshopping Your Talk

  • Next Steps

Sunday, 4/5

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Check in, Q&A

  • Presence & Feeling Confident in Front of a Room

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Small Group Practice

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Presentations & Recordings

3:30 - 4:00 PM


4:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Finding Speaking Opportunities

  • Feedback & Next Steps

Note: Crafting slides will not be covered in this workshop.

More from past attendees:

"A great immersive experience. This session was an excellent lab for me to workshop by speaking ideas and speaking skills."

"Such an amazing experience that allowed me to feel vulnerable and safe...which in turn helped me build my confidence, strategize my talk and extend my network to other like-minded women within the tech field."

"At first I wasn't sure why we would need two full days for this. Ultimately I was amazed at how much there was to learn. The program was very well put together... It was two days of pure delight."


Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct before registering.


What to expect, homework, and details:

Pre-reading will be emailed to you prior to the workshop. Attendees should complete reading and come to class with 1-2 potential talk topics.

We will send the Zoom information upon registration. Please plan to join the workshop in a quiet space where you can speak candidly and move around. Joining with your video turned on is required (you can turn it off during breaks)! While you do not need to be based in New York to attend this workshop, please note the workshop times are in EST. Questions? Reach out: contact@womentalkdesign.com**

By registering for this workshop, you are consenting to have photographs taken of you during the workshop, that may be used in press and marketing materials for Women Talk Design. If you would like to opt-out, please let us know before the workshop.

REFUND POLICY: Due to COVID-19, we are adjusting our refund policy. If you register for a workshop in 2020 and are no longer able to attend, you will receive a credit to join a future workshop within a year of your scheduled workshop date.


Women Talk Design elevates brilliant talks by women and non-binary people, offerings training, events, and community for new speakers, and empowers event organizers with tools, approaches, and information to engage more diverse speakers.

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