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"SpeakUp" Series - Your input needed

Women Transforming Cities would like to invite you to be part of an exciting project! The Speak Up Series: Combining activism with public speaking skills. The series will be comprised of four sessions, each beginning with a local influential woman telling her story about how she found her voice followed by a Q&A. After this, you’ll have a chance to learn and practice a new speaking skill to improve your confidence when speaking to groups. The idea for this innovative series grew from the current political climate and the heightened level of activism that has not been seen by many in our lifetime. If you too have a thirst to express yourself about issues you are passionate about in a manner that will get your message across effectively, we would love for you to join us. Learn how to use an intersectional framework to speak about important issues to a variety of audiences… from your local city council to your racist high school friend on Facebook. We have many exciting ideas about how this will take shape, but we need your input! Cut and paste the survey below and email it to Elena by March 8th at to have your say and… SpeakUp! ------------- Which audiences would you like to gain confidence talking to? Speaking at my local city council Yes/No Speaking at a rally Yes/No Speaking as an ally when witnessing racism Yes/No Speaking in an informal setting Yes/No Speaking at my place of work Yes/No Other ________________ Other ________________ Which public speaking skills are most important to you? (Pick your top 3) Improving confidence Yes/No Dealing with performance anxiety Yes/No Organizing your talk Yes/No Non-verbal communication Yes/No Speaking about emotionally charged topics Yes/No Other_____________________ Other_____________________ Other_____________________

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