What is it?
A practical, no-fluff public speaking training that equips you with best practices, templates and strategies needed to establish and market yourself as a qualified speaker.
No prior speaking experience required.
Who is it for?
Our speaker bootcamp is purposely designed for women, people of colour and LGBTQA+ professionals.
Ideally, you have 3+ years of work experience in the tech industry and have a compelling story to share or something insightful to teach.
Be the protagonist of your story.
Confidently share your insights, expertise and personal experiences with the world.
Breakfast starts at 8:30am on both days
Tackling imposter syndrome, the elephant in the room, fear of speaking, and more.
Structuring your talk, defining your core message and supporting points, and more.
Crafting your slide deck, sourcing impactful imagery, emoting feelings through fonts, and more.
Managing your voice, appearance, hand motions, types of talks — panels, moderating, keynotes, and more.
Writing your speaker bio, applying for speaking opportunities, setting rates, best practices for self-promotion, and more.
Dedicated time with your coach to practice what you’ve learned and prepare for your talk.
Present a 5-7 minute keynote utilizing everything you’ve learned over the weekend.
Celebrate the conclusion of our speaker bootcamp with all the students, teachers, coaches, and community partners.
“I feel so much more confident and skilled than I did just a short month ago. I’ve started actively pursuing gigs.”
Dayana Cadet, Speaker Bootcamp Graduate
August 24 and August 25
* We recognize the cost of our speaker bootcamp can be a barrier for some. Thanks to our sponsors, we provide subsidized seats (50% off) as well as scholarships (complimentary seat) prioritizing underrepresented and economically disadvantaged professionals. You can confidentially let us know if you require financial assistance in your application.
Breakfast and lunch on both days to keep you energized
Pre-bootcamp course materials to help you prepare for the weekend
Personalized, actionable feedback on your talk by experienced speakers
Best practices for finding (and applying to!) speaking opportunities
Safe and supportive community invested in your success
Well-crafted talk title and description
Beautiful slide-deck with the help of a professional designer
Professional headshot and personalized speaker bio
Access to our growing community of speakers
Certificate of completion for all graduates
“I’m a big fan of the work that Mohammed and Chanèle are doing. It’s truly important work that needs to be supported.”
Hamza Khan, Speaker Bootcamp Teacher