FieldTrip: Public Speaking for Creatives: Presenting Online Edition

Hosted at Your Cozy Corner

part of a series on Stress

About the speaker

Danielle Barnes is the CEO of Women Talk Design, where she works with speakers and event organizers to get a more diverse group of speakers on stage. She’s trained hundreds of individuals on the power of storytelling and how to become more confident public speakers. She also co-founded and organizes Austin Design Week, a week-long event celebrating the design community in Austin through 100+ free community-hosted talks, workshops, and events. Previously, Danielle founded and led education company General Assembly’s 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.

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Additional details

Whether speaking at a conference or presenting your work in a team meeting, public speaking is a critical skill for creatives. And now, more than ever before, we need to be able to present online.

Feel intimidated? You’re not alone. Join us for a mini workshop to learn tools and techniques to set you up for success next time you need to present remotely.

How should you prepare? How can you keep your audience engaged? What happens if something goes wrong? We’ll answer these questions and more. Come with your questions and be prepared to participate.

You’ll leave this workshop with:

A framework for crafting engaging presentations — both in-person and online

Tips for preparing before you present

Tools to help you calm your nerves before you speak

Techniques you can implement to project confidence while on camera


This will be an interactive session! Bring something to write with. We always recommend post-its if you have them!