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Get Heard in 2020! Tech Talk Topic and Speaker Bio Workshop

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Suze S. and Sarah U.
Get Heard in 2020! Tech Talk Topic and Speaker Bio Workshop


You spoke, we listened! In our member survey, you told us you needed help making your tech talk dreams a reality in 2020.

We had this all planned out before COVID hit. Then all in-person events were cancelled. We've now restructured it to bring it to you online via Zoom!

“Get Heard In 2020” is a series of workshops, inspired by Global Diversity Call For Proposals Day (GDCFP Day) (, designed to give you everything you need to generate ideas, create your bio, talk title and abstract and, finally, practice your talk in a supportive, brave space!

This series is for you if you’re telling yourself any of the following:

  • There are no new ideas.
  • Nobody wants to hear what I have to say.
  • I’m too inexperienced.
  • I’m not technical so I can’t give a tech talk.
  • I haven’t done or learnt anything interesting.
  • I can’t think of anything to put in my bio.

What you'll need:

  • A Zoom account:
  • Access to the Ladies Of Code London Slack workspace (e-mail us at when you RSVP for this event).
  • Switch on your emails - see below.

Series summary:

Workshop One (this meetup):
What you'll leave with:

  • At least one topic you can develop into a talk.
  • A draft bio.

Workshop Two (signups opening soon):
25 July
What you'll leave with:

  • A talk abstract.
  • A structure for your talk.
  • A skeleton presentation if you choose to use slides.

Workshop Three (signups opening soon):
29 July & 1 August

  • An opportunity to practise your talk in pairs and give each other feedback.

Final showcase (signups opening soon):
Date not determined yet.

  • An opportunity for you to deliver your talk to a live online audience!

Workshop One Agenda:
13:50 Get online, grab a drink, get comfy
14:00 Welcome and programme briefing
14:25 Round One - Idea Generation
15:05 Round Two - Craft Your Bio
16:15 Round Three - Talk Idea Development
17:30 End of event

We will e-mail the Zoom link for this webinar to all attendees at 13:50 on the day.
Make sure you have e-mails switched on for this group otherwise you won't receive the link. To check your settings, follow the instructions here: .

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