Speaking Confidently with Confidence

Sep 28, 2021 · Brisbane, Australia

Public speaking and presenting allows us to showcase our knowledge and wisdom while helping others along the way. Even to this day I still get nervous before public speaking, but I’m training myself to replace “I’m nervous about speaking” to “I’m excited about speaking!”

EVERYONE has a voice, and EVERYONE has a story to share. It’s an exciting way to build our confidence in more ways than one, no matter what the topic is and/or what your skill level is.

In my talk, I will be sharing my stories as to how I turned a simple hobby into something I really enjoy doing, lessons learned, debunking myths, and how to be your true authentic self!

5:30pm - Intro and chats
5:45pm - Ash presents
6:15pm - Wrap-up, questions and more chats!

🙏Thank you to ThoughtWorks for sponsoring us!

🎤Speaker bio
Ashleigh is an Educator at Coder Academy, where for over 3.5 years she has developed a passion for community outreach within the technology space and meeting new people and organisations. She enjoys giving back to the community in as many ways as possible including mentoring, public speaking and moderating panel discussions, all of which bring her happiness and make a positive impact. She has spoken at a wide variety of conferences and meetups including DDD Brisbane, Pause Fest Melbourne and Pluralsight LIVE.

At the age of 3, Ashleigh was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome - She also cares deeply about encouraging neurodiverse thinkers to use their unique approaches and ways of seeing the world to benefit their workplaces.

✨ FAQS ✨
❔ Where is the online event link?
The zoom event link will be shared 1 hour before the event, via Meetup, to all those who have RSVP'd YES to this event. Please make sure to check your emails, including spam folder, for a message from Meetup after 4.30pm (AEST).
❕Pls note - you will need to sign-in to the zoom event with the email address that is registered to your meetup account.

❔Will there be food?
As we are all remote - make yourself comfortable! Have some snacks, maybe even dinner, and as always any drink of choice!

❔Will the session be recorded?
No — we want it to be a safe and inclusive place for all to speak openly, recording the meeting might make attendees uncomfortable.

❔Is the meeting accessible?
We're using Zoom (screen reader accessible), with live automatic captions (Version: 5.4.7, or above, transcripts are not saved). If you have any access requirements, please contact the organisers.

✨ Code of conduct ✨
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion or socioeconomic status. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form).

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