PRESENT YOURSELF WITH CONFIDENCE

Speak up and have your ideas heard! Join our 8-week program to learn how to craft compelling presentations and speak (up) with confidence. Work alongside a supportive cohort while learning on your own time.

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CRAFT COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH CONFIDENCE

At Women Talk Design, we believe that your voice needs to be heard: in meetings, on stage, and in the articles and books that we read. Sharing your ideas can help you find your people, progress in your career, and make a change. 

For the past several years, Women Talk Design workshops have given women and nonbinary people the space to learn, practice, and grow as public speakers. We’re excited to announce this NEW iteration of the “Present Yourself” intensive that we’ve been hosting since 2017. This program is designed to teach you a framework that you can use over and over again to create more compelling, effective presentations. You will also learn to identify your unique needs as a speaker so that you can present with confidence. 

We believe in the power of showing up for ourselves and for one another – and that philosophy is at the center of this program. You’ll work alongside a supportive cohort to get feedback and support every step of the way.

The program has been redesigned to let you learn on your own time, while still providing you with a community and speaking coach support to ask questions, get feedback, and improve.

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Photo of supplies for the workshop: a craft paper notebook that says "Present Yourself" with a women talk design logo on it, 4 colors of post it notes, a women talk design logo sticker, a sharpie, and a pen all arranged on a white sheet of paper

Interested in enrolling in a later cohort? Sign up to be notified about future sessions. You can also see all of our 2022 program dates here.

January 2022 Cohort

Start your public speaking journey now

Enrollment is now open through January 10th

  • Program runs from January 12th - March 9th
  • Self-guided modules are released weekly on Thursdays
  • Live (Peer-to-Peer Feedback & Office Hour) Sessions are from 5pm - 6pm CET on Wednesdays, starting January 19th.
  • Final Presentations are on Wednesday, March 9th
  • "Week 12" meeting is on April 6th

$799 USD

*We're currently working on securing scholarships for 2022 cohorts. If you're interested in sponsoring scholarships for the program, please email contact@womentalkdesign.com. You can also donate a seat below.

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CONVINCE YOUR EMPLOYER

Presenting is an important skill in just about every job and many employers will support professional development programs like this one. If you are currently employed, we encourage you to ask your company for reimbursement for the Present Yourself program. Need some support asking your boss to sponsor you to take the program?

HERE'S OUR ADVICE

WEEK BY WEEK

Here's a sneak peek at what you'll learn each week.

01

Get Clear About Your Why

Why should you speak? How do you identify your own personal why and why does it matter? We'll start the program answering these key questions and getting introduced to the cohort.

02

Identify Topics that Matter

Throughout the program, you'll be crafting a 5-minute presentation that you will present live in the last week. In this session, we'll discuss how to identify topics that matter and how to quiet that voice in your head that may be working against you.

03

Start with Story

Storytelling is at the heart of great public speaking. Learn why storytelling matters, how to tell a compelling story, and how to incorporate story into your presentations.

04

Brainstorm and Structure your Presentations

How should you structure an effective presentation? In this session, we'll discuss what to include in your talk and how you can structure your presentation for the biggest impact.

05

Pay Attention to the Details: Openings, Closings, & Transitions

In this session, we'll talk about how to use mechanics effectively in your presentation. Learn how to pull your audience in, carry them through your presentation, and achieve your presentation goals.

06

Show Up Confidently You

Here, we're focusing on you as a public speaker. Learn how to prepare before a presentation, calm your nerves, and show up confidently you. We'll talk about what to do when something goes wrong and how to stay present during your presentation.

07

Share Your Ideas Widely

As you spend all this time developing your ideas, you want to make sure the world can hear them. In this session, we'll talk about how to share your ideas widely, including where to look for opportunities and how to land them.

08

Present and Get Feedback

This program is all about putting what you learn into action. Throughout the 8-weeks, you'll work on developing a presentation that you'll deliver to a group of your cohort peers and get feedback. We'll also set goals for what comes next.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

By signing up, you agree to show up, put in the work, and support your cohort. This program is a commitment both to yourself and to your fellow cohort members. We'll introduce you to tools that you can use throughout your career, give you time and space to reflect and practice, and connect you with a community to help hold you accountable, cheer you on, and offer you feedback to help you improve.

Over the 8 weeks of the program you will: 

  • Set goals and get clear on your why
  • Identify a topic you can speak and/or write about
  • Get introduced to a design framework for crafting presentations
  • Learn the essentials of storytelling and practice using them in your presentation
  • Brainstorm and learn how to structure a presentation
  • Utilize mechanics to engage your audience
  • Get practical tips for presenting remotely
  • Learn techniques to help you calm your nerves and prepare to present
  • Get feedback from peers each step of the way
  • Get access to resources to keep learning and growing after the program

Work alongside a community that will be cheering you on, offering feedback, and helping hold you accountable to your goals.


2022 program dates

We're sharing all of our 2022 cohort dates to help you plan ahead! Please pay attention to the Live Session times. We're offering different Live Live Session times for each cohort to accommodate our community around the world. Explore the dates and mark your calendar.

January 2022 Cohort

Start the new year working toward your public speaking goals!

  • Program runs January 12th - March 9th
  • Self-guided modules are released weekly on Thursdays
  • Live (Peer-to-peer feedback and office hour) Sessions will be held from 5pm - 6pm CET* on Wednesdays, starting January 19th
  • Final Presentations are on Wednesday, March 9th at 5pm CET
  • "Week 12" Meeting is on April 6th
  • Enrollment closes on January 10th

*11am - 12pm EST / 8am - 9am PST

Enrollment opens October 1st

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April 2022 Cohort

Join this cohort to complete the Present Yourself program in the first half of 2022.

  • Program runs April 6th - June 1st
  • Self-guided modules are released weekly on Thursdays
  • Live (Peer-to-peer feedback and office hour) Sessions will be held from 5pm - 6pm PST* on Wednesdays, starting April 13th
  • Final Presentations are on Wednesday, June 1st at 5pm PST
  • "Week 12" Meeting is on June 29th
  • Enrollment closes on April 4th

*10am - 11am AEST / 8pm - 9pm EST

Enrollment opens mid-January

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June 2022 Cohort

This is the only program with Live Weekly Sessions on Tuesdays.

  • Program runs June 7th - August 2nd
  • Self-guided modules are released weekly on Wednesdays
  • Live (Peer-to-peer feedback and office hour) Sessions will be held from 5pm - 6pm CEST* on Tuesdays, starting June 14th
  • Final Presentations are on Tuesday, August 2nd at 5pm CEST
  • "Week 12" Meeting is on August 30th
  • Enrollment closes on June 3rd

*11am - 12pm EDT / 8am - 9am PDT

Enrollment opens in April

October 2022 Cohort

This will be your last opportunity to enroll in the Present Yourself program in 2022!

  • Program runs September 21nd - November 16th
  • Self-guided modules are released weekly on Thursdays
  • Live (Peer-to-peer feedback and office hour) Sessions will be held from 5pm - 6pm PST* on Wednesdays, starting September 28th
  • Final Presentations are on Wednesday, November 16th at 5pm PST
  • "Week 12" Meeting is on December 14th
  • Enrollment closes on September 19th

*10am - 11am AEST / 8pm - 9pm EST

Enrollment opens in June

WHAT PRESENT YOURSELF ALUMNI ARE SAYING

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“I loved the support and encouragement in this program. It felt like a safe space to learn and explore. I finished this program knowing that I have a long speaking journey ahead but feeling empowered by the tools and frameworks it taught me."


Zoraida C.M. | May 2021


Read our interview with Zoraida where she shares more about her experience in the Present Yourself program.

“Women Talk Design has given me the confidence and the tools to craft a compelling talk. Most importantly, WTD has taught me that my personal perspective is worthy of sharing. I'm so happy I made the decision to attend the Remote Speaking Workshop."


Diane L. | Winter 2021


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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Self-Guided modules

The program is made up of self-guided modules that you’ll gain access to each week. The modules are made up of videos (featuring guest speakers), readings, activities, and assignments. You can work through these modules on your own time and you should be prepared to spend about 1-3 hours a week doing so.

Weekly live sessions

Each week, you’ll have access to a one-hour live session. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to pair up with your cohort peers to share where you are in your presentation progress and ask for feedback and support. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to a public speaking coach.

Community

Throughout the program, you'll be connected with your fellow cohort members in a private channel to share your assignments, ask questions, and cheer each other on. You'll also have the chance to get feedback from them during the weekly live session and your final presentation.

"Week 12" Check-in

While this course is 8 weeks long, we will have a live 9th session one month after the conclusion of the program to check in on your goals. We believe this program is just one part of your journey and we want to make sure we stay in touch and support you along the way.

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ABOUT WOMEN TALK DESIGN

 

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Women Talk Design is on a mission to see a more diverse group of speakers on stage. We elevate the voices of women and nonbinary folks through our free directory, curate resources for event organizers on designing more inclusive events, and facilitate workshops and events to help individuals speak up and be heard.

Community is at the heart of everything we do.

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

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