Speaker Training

Do you speak at conferences? Want to learn how to give the very best talks?  Or are you just starting out and want to overcome the fear of public speaking?

From time to time we run in-person, professional public speaking workshops in London, UK and Dublin, Ireland. These are best-in-class training days, delivered by successful and inspiring conference speakers who want to share their experiences and inspire a new generation of storytellers to gain the confidence and skills to become the future stars of public speaking.

Our workshops cover the psychology of public speaking, why we experience fear and nerves and how to deal with these, how to find your own voice and presentation style plus tips on how to prepare and deliver a memorable talk. They will be fun and interactive with plenty of opportunity to practice, ask questions and share ideas!

Voxgig is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at events and hopes these workshops will help to provide a more varied pool of speakers in the future.

Click on a workshop below for more information.

Friday June 22, 2018
London, UK

Tuesday July 17, 2018
Dublin, Ireland

Thursday October 18, 2018
London, UK

Tuesday September 25, 2018
London, UK

Laurie Currie

Public speaking with Lauren Currie

Duration
one day

When
Friday June 22, 2018

Location
London, UK


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This workshop is designed and led by award-winning designer, public speaker and entrepreneur, Lauren Currie OBE. As founder and director of #upfront, Lauren believes that speech is power.

The aim of this workshop is to leave you feeling the most confident you’ve ever felt, equipped with new tools for speaking in public, in meetings, in networking situations, in pitches, and in formal presentations.

This workshop covers the following topics:

Ways to introduce yourself
How to strengthen your voice
How to stand whilst talking to a group of people
How to combat nerves and low confidence
Triggers for vocabulary

Audience and prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in public speaking, and at improvers who want to gain new skills. Everyone is welcome – extroverts, introverts and everyone in between. Of course, we encourage those who are naturally quiet, shy or introverted because we know that you don’t often push yourselves forward into the limelight – but it’s time for you to get those brilliant, creative ideas out into the world!

There are no prerequisites apart from an open mind and willingness to participate.

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Lauren Currie

Lauren Currie is the founder and director of #upfront. She created #upfront in response to her own personal experience of often being the only female speaker at conferences. This year, Lauren was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity.
Lauren regularly delivers keynote speeches at a range of conferences and is now sharing her expertise through workshops, consultancy and mentoring.

Russ Miles

Giving great talks: how to overcome your fears of public speaking and get your message across

Duration
one day

When
Tuesday July 17, 2018

Location
Dublin, Ireland


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Russ Miles, international keynote speaker and CEO of ChaosIQ.io, shares how he prepares for and executes some of the most popular talks on the conference circuit. This workshop includes plenty of support, guidance, stories and discussion to help you start or improve your own journey to confident public speaking.

This workshop covers the following topics:

Why public speaking is a nightmare for everyone, and how to deal with it
How to practice effectively, and find the right amount of practice for you
How to build a narrative
How to handle ‘technical difficulties’
When and how to use humor
How to decide on your key talking points
How to follow up after your talk

Audience and prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in public speaking, and at improvers who want to gain new skills. There are no prerequisites apart from an open mind and willingness to participate.
Diversity statement

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Russ Miles:

Russ is an acclaimed international speaker and author. His most recent publication is Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices (Leanpub, 2016).

He has delivered hundreds of talks at meetups and conferences around the world, and is the author and instructor of a number of popular training courses for software developers. Russ also helps new conference speakers gain skills in public speaking by delivering this workshop both on a public and in-conference basis.

Debbie Forster

Public speaking with Debbie Forster

Duration
one day

When
Thursday October 18, 2018

Location
London, UK


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This fun, informal workshop is designed to help you to develop your personal presentation style, build your confidence, and enable you to adapt to different speaking scenarios. You learn new techniques and strategies, and practice them on the day. At the end of the day, you enjoy greater confidence in presenting and public speaking, a repertoire of speaking skills, and the confidence to independently develop your skills.

This workshop covers the following topics:

    1. Communication style
      1. The ingredients of style
        1. Vocal
        2. Verbal
        3. Non-verbal
        4. Use of space
        5. Perceived and real power
      2. Understanding and refining your personal style
        1. Knowing and managing your tics and tells
        2. Understanding, varying and stretching your style
    2. Making your communication work
      1. Understanding ‘the gig’
        1. Audience
        2. Purpose
        3. Form
      2. Pre-preparation
        1. Script
        2. Rehearse
        3. Planning for disaster
        4. Effective coordination
      3. On the day
        1. Managing stress and adrenaline
        2. Preparation
        3. Delivery
        4. Follow-up
    3. Creating presentations
      1. To ‘deck’ or not to ‘deck’
      2. Size matters
      3. Use of space
      4. Creating connection
      5. Developing feedback loops
      6. Creating rhythms
      7. Finishing
      8. Follow-up

Audience and prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in public speaking, and at improvers who want to gain new skills. There are no prerequisites apart from an open mind and willingness to participate.

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Debbie Forster

Debbie Forster is an award-winning leader, speaker, networker and consultant, specializing in tech, innovation, diversity and education in the public and private sectors. In January 2017, she was awarded an MBE for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year 2016, describing her as “an exceptional and inspirational woman… an extraordinary role model”. Computer Weekly ranked her one of the ‘25 Most Influential Women in UK IT’ in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Russ Miles

Giving great talks: how to overcome your fears of public speaking and get your message across

Duration
one day

When
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Location
London, UK


Information

Russ Miles, international keynote speaker and CEO of ChaosIQ.io, shares how he prepares for and executes some of the most popular talks on the conference circuit. This workshop includes plenty of support, guidance, stories and discussion to help you start or improve your own journey to confident public speaking.

This workshop covers the following topics:

Why public speaking is a nightmare for everyone, and how to deal with it
How to practice effectively, and find the right amount of practice for you
How to build a narrative
How to handle ‘technical difficulties’
When and how to use humor
How to decide on your key talking points
How to follow up after your talk

Audience and prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in public speaking, and at improvers who want to gain new skills. There are no prerequisites apart from an open mind and willingness to participate.
Diversity statement

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Russ Miles:

Russ is an acclaimed international speaker and author. His most recent publication is Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices (Leanpub, 2016).

He has delivered hundreds of talks at meetups and conferences around the world, and is the author and instructor of a number of popular training courses for software developers. Russ also helps new conference speakers gain skills in public speaking by delivering this workshop both on a public and in-conference basis.

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Microservices Training

We are delighted to bring Russ Miles, one of the tech community’s most well-respected and experienced experts to Dublin to deliver his 1-day workshop on DDD, Microservices, Big Data and Antifragility! If you are considering deploying a Microservices-based system, this course is a must.

Book early to save 10% and secure your seat on this very popular course!

Click on a workshop below for more information.

Microservices with Russ Miles

Facilitator: Russ Miles

Location: Dublin, Ireland

When: Wednesday July 18, 2018

Russ Miles

Microservices with DDD, big data and antifragility

Duration
one day

When
Friday July 18, 2018

Location
Dublin, Ireland


Information

Russ Miles demonstrates and implements the domain-driven design (DDD) patterns that enable you to build great microservice-based systems. Based on Russ’ years of experience (see bio below), this workshop shares the deep technical skills that you need to make your microservices adoption a success.

This workshop covers the following topics:

Designing a monolith ready for microservices.
Applying patterns such as bounded contexts, events and event sourcing to be flexible enough to embrace microservices at the right point for your application.
How to build fast data flows and integrate with big data tasks from your microservices.
How to deploy, upgrade, stress and manage your microservices so that they are ready for production.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop.

Audience and prerequisites

to come

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Russ Miles

Russ Miles is CEO of ChaosIQ.io, and an international speaker and author. He and his team build commercial and open source (ChaosToolkit.org) products, and provide services to companies applying chaos engineering to build confidence in their cloud-native, microservice-based systems on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes and more. Russ’ most recent publication is Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices (Leanpub, 2016), in which he explores how to apply chaos engineering to construct and manage complex, distributed systems in production.

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System Integration

We can help solve your event technology challenges fast by customizing our rapidly expanding platform to meet your exact needs. We are happy to work with you to save you time and automate tedious event management work.

We can:

  • Connect your event and speaker data to external systems (CRM, CMS, Financial Control, etc)
  • Synchronize your spreadsheets and email with our online database
  • Integrate with other services that you use to run events
  • Solve complex and urgent personal data challenges such as GDPR compliance

Unlike average software consulting firms, we live and breath the events industry. We are speakers and organizers, and we’ve lived the pain. Nor are you just another client—we are more than happy to discuss longer—term licensing options that can make custom software development much more cost effective.

Need to build event tech? Don’t know where to start? Suffering from tedious manual event management work? We can help.

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