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Helping develop the next generation of new speakers for Microsoft community events

Many people attend events and look at those on stage wondering how to get there, or who are interested in speaking but don’t know how to get started - or whether they even have something valuable to share! We firmly believe that everyone has a story - everyone has a different perspective, different experiences, different learnings, and can contribute their own story in a way that will be valuable to someone out there. This workshop is for you if you are just getting started on your speaker journey and looking to polish your skills, or not yet a speaker and looking to get into speaking at events, but don’t know how to get started. We will break down some of the mystery about speaking at tech events in a way that will help you get started on this journey. This workshop will be facilitated by professional presenters, and with guest appearances from some of the greats.

How to get started

A structured workshop that breaks down the steps you need to follow, to get started with speaking at tech community events.

Practical skills

Learn the practical skills that you need when it comes to writing your personal bio, session abstract, as well as public speaking skills.

Great community

Connect with peers who are at the same point of their journey, and build your community network.


Agenda for the Day

This full day structured workshop will give you everything you need to know to get started.

  • 08:45


  • 09:00


  • 09:15

    Getting a profile

    A personal brand
    Accounts and speaker profiles
    Finding events to submit to
    The mechanics of submitting to speaker

  • 10:30


  • 10:45

    Session submissions

    What the events want
    Analyzing sessions
    Writing abstracts
    The hook - a catchy title?

  • 10:30


  • 13:15

    Presentation preparation and session content

    Mapping out a session plan
    Slide design
    Video or demo?

  • 14:45


  • 15:00

    Delivery Techniques

    Tips and tricks

  • 16:15

    Next steps

  • 17:00



Register Now

You can reserve your seat at the new speaker workshop now for the nominal fee of £15.

Attendance is limited to 50 seats, to ensure we can deliver a great experience for attendees. Lunch will be provided.

If you’d like to attend but can’t afford to pay the cost for the workshop, please contact us at [email protected] - there is no judgement, we’d like this to be an inclusive event.


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Who is speaking

A fantastic line up of established community speakers

Luke Evans

Luke Evans

Solutions Architect

Sara Fennah

Sara Fennah

Microsoft 365 Consultant/Trainer

Zoe Wilson

Zoe Wilson

Senior Director


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20th of May, 2023

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