How to ace your panel performance and handle an audience. (Bristol)

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DeskLodge House

Redcliffe Way · City of Bristol

How to find us

We're at the new DeskLodge House, 2 Redcliffe Way, BS1 6NL. A five minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads. There is parking for those driving. For more info:

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Meet & Speak Clubs are a supportive space for women to take to their feet and find their voice.

A competent speaker knows the secret to a good talk is to connect with the audience. To do that we need to ensure our speech matches their interests, level of understanding, attitudes and beliefs.

We take one topic and work in groups to come up with a presentation suitable for a number of distinct audiences.

After coffee, we practice panel speaking.

Taking part in a panel discussion may sound like an easier option than giving a speech, but we need to make sure we engage the audience, get our point across, and make an impact.

We learn some strategies and then practice by role-playing a panel discussion of our own based on the topic and the work we did in the first half of the session.

To cover our costs there will be a small charge of £10 per workshop (£5 for students), payable on the night. But, in line with Women's Tech Hub, we will be offering one free place at each workshop for the unwaged. Please message us if you are interested in coming along but for any reason can't afford to pay.