Lauren Currie

Public speaking with Lauren Currie



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.

Voxgig is pleased to offer up to 2 free places on this workshop to attendees that are keen to improve their speaker skills but are unable to afford the fees. If you would like to be considered please email Natalie Gray with your contact details and why you should be considered plus how you would use the new skills gained.

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.

Attendee Reviews

My confidence has sky-rocketed and doing a presentation no longer feels as daunting.
I can’t wait to do my next presentation!

Amazingly talented, warm, approachable facilitator. Such support in making people feel comfortable. Interesting range of exercises and techniques. I’ve never done training like it.

The course was amazing! Everyone was engaged – even the most timid and sceptical among us. We’re all changed for the better – thank you.

Good mix of theory and practice. Varied content. Felt like facilitator really wanted us to achieve and do well.

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 woman 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.

More info:

If you have any questions about the workshop or would like further information please contact Natalie Gray on