Speaker Prep Workshop Part 1

Bonus Session


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday 21st


Creative Space Room - Track 9: Bonus Sessions

Activities and workshops for speakers - make your message and delivery even better with playful (and challenging) things to do.

An afternoon of workshops and activites, some welcoming, some more challenging, all sharing.

Part 1: drop-in to focus on general speaking stuff. May include…

  • Getting to a great abstract
  • What makes a “great talk”? Bring your own examples.
  • Share your preparation checklist
  • Greatest fails – and how to avoid them
  • Speaker tricks; delivering a great performance
  • How to conduct yourself and sense the audience
  • Dealing with the Q&A.
  • What to follow up after a talk
  • How to keep the energy when you’re doing the same talk again and again.
  • Second language: speaking in English to non-English audiences.
  • Practicing and rehearsing
  • Improvisation exercises



  • Helping your audience to focus on your content
  • Being a better speaker
  • Feeling more comfortable on stage
  • Useful feedback on your own talk

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