(ARCHIVED EVENT – THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE SPEAKER WORKSHOP WITH TEDxBristol SUCH A SUCCESS!)
Black Girl Convention and TedxBristol are on the look out for inspiring stories that can become great talks for both our November 2019 events!
At BGC we believe everyone has a tale to tell. We’ve teamed up with TEDxBristol to bring you this intimate workshop designed to help you find the heart of your story, and share some practical tools and tips for public speaking and delivering a powerful talk.
BGC Founder Mena Fombo spoke at TedxBristol 2017, with her inspiring talk ‘No. You Cannot Touch My Hair’, to an audience of over 2000 people – which has since gone on to receive over 160k views and is now featured on the main TED.com website! Mena’s talk is used as part of equality and diversity training, in schools, colleges, universities and businesses.
Mena will be sharing her story and hosting this event along with speaker training co-delivered by regular TEDxBristol speaker trainers Hodos Consultancy. We’ll also hear from TEDxBristol Creative Director, Mel Rodrigues who will share what TEDxBristol looks for in a speaker.
• Get support to find ‘your story.’
• Develop and practice your 60 second speaker pitch
• Pitch exclusively to Tedx Bristol and Black Girl Convention
• Build your network with other Black womxn in the South West
TedxBristol are accepting final applications for talks following this event, and Black Girl Convention expression of interest is open from August 1st.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
BGC core events are targeted at self-identifying women and girls of African & Caribbean Heritage. This workshop is for 18+.
We aim to create purposeful spaces, and request your understanding. If you fall outside this group please note we will be offering an ally workshop later this year if you’re keen to support the BGC movement.
TEDx Bristol also run their own events which are open to any demographic. Please check their website for other events www.tedxbristol.com
6pm Arrivals & Connecting
6.30pm Welcome Mena Fombo
6.40pm Intro with Q&A – Mel Rodrigues TEDx Bristol
7pm TEDx Speaker Reflections – Mena Fombo
7.15pm Finding Your Story: Speaker Workshop – Mena Fombo and Hodous Consultancy
8.15pm Your Power Pitches (60secs)
8.30pm Workshop Close & Networking
HOW TO BOOK
Places are free, but limited to ensure participants get the best learning from the session. Register for your place now.
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