Anxiety-free Public Speaking @ Startup Week Tallinn

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Spring Hub

148 Pärnu maantee

11317 Tallinn

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This event is part of Techstars Startup Week Tallinn 2018 – a celebration of the entrepreneurial mindset and Estonian startup community.

Not all public speaking is planned. It often sneaks up on us in spontaneous situations, and so most of end up speaking in public nearly every day.

As if this wasn't enough, experts believe 85% of the general population feels anxious about speaking in public.

If your anxiety is too hard to break, this workshop can help you find easy hacks and techniques to manage it.

Agenda:

  • What is Public Speaking today?

  • Why does Public Speaking make most of us so anxious?

  • What are some simple strategies we can use to manage this anxiety?

About the speakers:

We’re two Helsinki-based professionals, dividing our time between day jobs in tech and OkapiTalk, a little startup we created last spring to help others improve their soft skills.

Helena Palha - 10 years living and working all over Europe taught me to value diversity at work, and to see creativity and clear communication as a key to solving unexpected questions. I started out as an academic/interpreter, but I crossed over to the startup scene, where I keep gaining experience in content production, marketing, sales, and customer care. I now live in Helsinki, but I’ve previously lived and worked in Tallinn. I learned a lot in Estonia, and I’d love to start giving back to the local startup community.

Kai Kuosmanen - As a linguist-turned-engineer, I’m driven to share my experience and help others find ways to cultivate clear communication with their teams.

Most challenges we face at work today require skills from the so-called “soft” and “hard” sciences. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure professionals can see beyond their different backgrounds, start understanding each other and get on track to great results.

I’m based in Helsinki, and this will be my first time at Tallinn Startup Week. I’m excited to finally get involved in the Estonian startup culture.

About the organizer: In an automated world, the best way to stand out is a strong focus on people. We got this conclusion after years spent swapping stories on our tech industry experiences. In spring 2018 we decided to create OkapiTalk to help others come to terms with the increasingly interpersonal nature of work in tech. We organize workshops and discussion events where the primary focus is clear communication, intercultural skills and creative problem-solving. At the moment we’re also preparing to put some of these concepts into a book, to make them even more shareable.

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148 Pärnu maantee

11317 Tallinn

Estonia

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