Turing Fest 2019 / Edinburgh, Scotland / 27-29 August 2019
Kirsty Hulse at Turing Fest 2018

Women's Confidence Training

Workshop with Manyminds and Roar Training founder Kirsty Hulse

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Kirsty Hulse

Kirsty Hulse

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Only 16 spaces available!

Here's what's included:

    • Half-day workshop (c. 3-4 hours)
    • Optional:  bundle a discounted Turing Fest pass


After finding myself the only female speaker at a conference more than once, I began to give free presentation training to women to try and do my bit, in a small way, to try and balance the playing field. Speaking to people about the fears they had when it came to public speaking, presenting to clients or sharing ideas in meetings, I realised that providing training on simply how to present wasn't the solution, and this isn’t a woman only problem.

The solution was to create workshops where all people can discover their voice, feel empowered and find the confidence to get on stage, speak up in a team environment or confidently communicate ideas in the first instance.

Taking lessons from the fundamentals of neuroscience, my experience presenting in corporate environments and what I learnt from a surprisingly successful stint in stand up comedy, I developed a workshop to help people understand not only how to present better on stage and have effective conversations, but also to let go of their inhibitions, find the fun in failure and to create the confidence to put themselves out there.

The workshops consist of taught elements, alongside interactive group exercises.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Empower attendees with a scientific understanding of why we feel nervous
  • Equip attendees with practical skills and exercises to regulate emotion
  • Help attendees understand and embrace their unique presenting style
  • Give experience of presenting in group dynamics
  • Provide tools to create positive, solutions focused communication with peers and clients
  • Give tactical feedback on delivery and articulation in a constructive, supportive environment