Do you find it hard to talk about your work in public? Many contemporary craft makers and creatives don’t enjoy public speaking and yet you’re often asked to communicate in person at shows or exhibitions, as part of projects or conferences, or as guest speakers for student or public audiences. These situations are great opportunities to connect to your audience about the amazing work you do, so let’s deal with the anxiety and raise your confidence!
In this workshop we will:
· Identify your anxieties about public speaking and how to overcome them
· Find your natural, authentic voice so you can talk with confidence
· Discover what makes public speaking successful
· Learn tips & exercises to use when preparing for and doing any public speaking
£40 - please book your place with New Brewery Arts.
*This workshop is a safe and friendly space. You will not be asked to do any public speaking.
This workshop is led by creative consultant Melody Vaughan. She runs a creative consultancy that focuses on communication skills, particularly writing, offering support to makers in finding their voice, communicating about their practice and writing effective and exciting text for websites, applications and social media. Her approach is a friendly, conversational collaboration centred on dialogue and underpinned by a passion for communicating about making. From her previous career as a Museum Education Officer Melody has years of experience delivering talks to all ages and backgrounds.
This event is part of the Makers & Tools project – connecting makers in the SW and SE regions.