At #upfront we believe that speech is power. It is more important than ever before for each of us to learn how to influence, persuade and inspire. Everyone is welcome! Extroverts, introverts and everyone in between. We particularly encourage those who are naturally quiet, shy or introverted. 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!
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 during a formal presentation.
We will cover how 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 and do's and dont's when it comes to vocabulary.
This workshop will be designed and led by award-winning designer, public speaker and entrepreneur, Lauren Currie and actor and theatre-maker, Lindsay Dukes featuring special guests from Dundee.
We can't wait to meet you!
Parents please know there is a paid for creche available. For anyone who has anxiety please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with 'anxiety' in the subject line and we can talk about how to make this experience as anxiety free as possible for you.
A word from Lauren:
"Whether we're talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time. I want everyone to get so comfortable with this they start to enjoy it! Having spoken at over one hundred conferences worldwide, in front of audiences of over one thousand people I want to give it all away - my fears, my learnings and my triumphs! We are all capable of holding more space and owning our power."
A word from Lindsay:
“I’m an introvert and I stand on stages for a living… I know how scary this can feel. Lauren and I work hard to create a safe space where we can explore and overcome this fear. We have two main tools as communicative beings: our bodies and our voices...but because we are born into these tools nobody ever teaches us how to use them. In this workshop, I will teach you how to use them and help you to realise the full capacity of your voice and your body."
What others have said about these workshops:
“Brilliant energy, pace, pitch which made everyone feel included and excited.”
“It was a really amazing day. Ranging from practical tips that will definitely help navigate nerves and pitfalls next time I speak in public to more intangible, but really awesome boosting of confidence and mutual appreciation.”