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The CLUB Speaker Prep Workshops

Join us this summer as we focus on taking our public speaking to the next level. We've crafted a series of Workshops to help Build Your Speaker Profile and Captivate Your Audience. 

People who participate in our "Plunge into Presenting" or "Present your 3 Minute Talk" will be eligible to present to a public audience in our capstone event, The CLUB Presents!

Build your Speaker Profile - A CLUB Workshop Series

Public speaking is an important way to promote your ideas, influence others, and become known as a thought leader in your field. If you’re ready to bring a solo presentation out to the world, you’ll need a speaker’s profile, connections to speaking opportunities, and a pitch: what do you speak about and why will it interest an audience? Join us as we develop these key elements of your speaker portfolio.

Our goal is to help you identify unique aspects of what you have to say, uncover why you’re the best person to say it, package it into a compelling speaker profile and pitch deck, and connect you with resources to start getting speaking gigs.

Plan your Presentation Topic 

(What topic will intrigue an audience?)
Choose One: Friday, June 12, 2 - 3:30pm
Tuesday June 16, 12 - 1:30pm

Prep your Speaker Profile 

(Why you’re such an interesting speaker)
Friday, June 19, 2 - 3:30pm

Pitch your Presentation 

(Why you should be selected to speak)
Friday, June 26, 2 - 3:30pm

Please see each event posting for more detail & registration.

Present! Skills and Drills for Presenting with Impact

Join Karen Catlin, author of "Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking" and CLUB Advisory Board member, for a practical insightful workshop on presentation skills.
Friday, July 10, 2 - 3:30pm

Captivate your Audience - A CLUB Workshop Series

When you get the opportunity to speak, you have an opportunity to influence. How do you create a strong first impression so you get maximum audience attention and begin to change hearts and minds? Join us for feedback-oriented sessions with a supportive audience that helps you identify, highlight and refine the most compelling part of your talk.

Our goal is to help you craft the first 3 minutes of a presentation—a provocative opening statement, a memorable story, or a bold hypothesis—so you can stand out and be heard.

We’ll hold 3 sessions, each on a Friday afternoon from 2 - 3:30pm. You may sign up for one or all.

Provoke your Audience 

(Crafting the first 3 minutes of your online talk)
Friday, July 17, 2 - 3:30pm

Plunge into Presenting 

(3 minute talk practice session with feedback)
Friday, July 24, 2 - 3:30pm

Present Your 3 Minute Talk

(3 minute presentation to an audience)
Friday, July 31, 2 - 3:30pm

Please see each event posting for more detail & registration.

Capstone Event: The CLUB Presents! 3 Minute Talk Teasers

Thursday, August 13, 6pm PST

Open to the general public (invite your friends and family!), our Workshop participants will have the opportunity to present their captivating 3 Minute Talk. This recorded session will enable speakers to have a short ‘speakers reel’ style video of their presentation.

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