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Speaking in front of a crowd can be exhilarating, but it can also be terrifying. Perhaps the idea of commanding a room excites you, but you fear something will go wrong... what if you spill something on yourself right before you go on stage, what happens if the projector doesn't work, what if you forget what you are going to say and throw up on stage?!
Maybe you're ready for the challenge. Maybe you want to be as far away from the stage as possible, but know public speaking is beneficial for your career. You are not alone. Hear from a group of brilliant women and gender non-binary speakers who will share their storytelling experiences. How did they get started, how do they prepare and what happens when things go wrong? Meet and mingle with other ambitious public speaking-loving (or fearing) folks and leave with some tips of you can use next time you're in the spotlight.
Women Talk Design
Danielle is the CEO of Women Talk Design, where she works with hundreds of speakers and dozens of conference organizers to get more diverse speakers on stage. She also co-founded and co-organizes Austin Design Week, a week-long event celebrating the design community in Austin through free community-hosted talks, workshops, and events. Previously, Danielle worked at education company General Assembly where she founded and led the Austin campus, launched the San Francisco campus, and championed the first full-time User Experience Design Immersive program. Danielle lives in Berkeley, California, and volunteers with CreativeMornings Oakland, a monthly lecture series for the creative community.
Jackie Huba Author, Speaker & Marketing Expert
Jackie Huba is a sought after keynote and TEDx speaker who has been delighting audiences worldwide for the last 28 years. She is also the bestselling author of three books on marketing and customer loyalty, including Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics which was hailed by Publishers Weekly as “a thought-provoking, well-executed look at one of the biggest music sensations of this generation” that “deconstructs Gaga’s strategies and offers advice on how to Gaga-ize any business.” Jackie coined the term “customer evangelism” with her first book Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force. Her research on highly engaged customers led to the theory of the “One Percenters,” a small but very influential part of one’s customer base, outlined in her book Citizen Marketers: When People are the Message.
Recently Jackie has been helping people build confidence, take risks, and live more fearlessly by with her fourth book Fiercely You: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen, endorsed by none other than the top drag queen in the world, RuPaul. The book shares five "Keys to Fierce' that will help readers ignore criticism and live life more boldly. The book is based on interviews with the world’s top drag queens, psychology research into how these keys actually work for all of us, and Jackie’s experience doing drag as a female character, aka the amazing Lady Trinity. Jackie translated her work into a dazzling unforgettable TEDx Talk in Vancouver in 2015. Making TED Talk history, her presentation “Unleash the Power of Your Inner Drag Queen” was the first ever TED Talk to be done by a female drag queen.
Jackie is also a Forbes.com contributor and her work has frequently been featured in the media, such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.
Women Talk Design elevates brilliant talks by women and non-binary people, empowers event organizers with tools, approaches, and information to engage more diverse speakers, and offers events, training, and community to new speakers.
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