We’ve collated various resources to help you on your speaking journey, from finding that initial idea, to planning and finally delivering your talk.

If you know of a handy resource you’d like us to add to this page, let us know!


  • How To Own The Room - Viv Groskop

    Want to own the room? Comedian and radio and TV presenter Viv Groskop talks to inspirational women about the secrets of brilliant speaking. They share the tips and tricks that will get you the attention you deserve.

  • Tips and Tricks for Public Speaking - Pursuit Podcast

    Pursuit Podcast is joined by speaking coach and leadership consultant Andrew Lightheart to talk about his work and how to confidently get through your first talk. Andrew walks us through what makes a great talk and small hacks to make your talk pop on stage as well as looking at leadership, coaching and the pressures of writing a book.

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In this fun and personal talk at TEDxBrixton, Caroline shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self. Accompanied by an unusual prop, she encourages us to use our voice as an instrument and really find the confidence within.

This is a video replay of a live webinar on writing abstracts for public speaking. As the first webinar in Jess’s public speaking series, it looks at the type of events you might want to speak at, how to evaluate speaking opportunities and shows how you can write abstracts to pitch your talks to events!

Want to get into public speaking but not sure what getting on stage will feel like? In this video, Jessica Rose walks you through what you can expect on the day of your talk as part of the Global Diversity CFP Day event series. This event series is designed to help prepare and inspire new tech speakers. With a little bit of prep you can get on stage to share your ideas and shine ✨

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate TED talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

This is the second webinar in a series for aspiring public speakers. Together with a live audience Jessica Rose shows how she turns abstracts into more developed talks. To attend webinars like this one live and participate in activities like these, please see https://www.crowdcast.io/jesslynnrose


  • Notist

    Notist is a hub for your speaking events. A place to share your slides, but also to collate feedback, tweets, photos, sketchnotes and everything to create your permanent speaking portfolio.

  • Nottingham.digital

    Tech events in Nottingham - they’re always looking for speakers!

  • Presentation Skills

    This website systemises all the information and organises all the materials on the topic, including tips and techniques from the web and books