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Camp for coaching female public-speaking

WeSpeak Bermuda's first in-person boot camp for women since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has sold out.

The full-day event to coach female public-speaking skills is slated for Wednesday, April 20 at the Willowbank Resort in Sandys Parish.

With more than 150 women registered to attend, it is now at full capacity.

“We have received a fantastic response, not only from our participating coaches, but also from the scores of women who have signed up to take part in this, our first big, physical event in two years,” said WeSpeak board member Kendaree Burgess.

“We greatly appreciate the support and have capped the number at this point to ensure the success of the boot camp’s popular format, which relies on intimate groups to allow women to best build their speaking skills.

“The contained size is also necessary to curate diversity that reflects both our community and its variety of business sectors.”

She added: “We look forward to an amazing event – big thanks to our valued sponsors for making it possible.

“If you missed out on registration for this boot camp, don’t worry. There will be many more opportunities to get involved very soon with WeSpeak. Stay tuned!”

The boot camp marks a return to active engagement for WeSpeak this year.

It kicks off with 9.15am registration for a 9.30am start and features an interactive programme of presentations and practice sessions; lunch and refreshments are provided.

Sessions wrap at 5.30pm, when guests are invited to join an on-site reception to close out the day.

WeSpeak was launched in 2019 to build skills and promote more public-speaking opportunities for women; the group also advocates for inclusion of more women on industry panel discussions and as event keynotes.

Its popular boot camps, including an edition for teens, drew strong support and featured public-speaking tips, educational sessions and breakout presentations aimed at building confidence within a supportive network.

WeSpeak was largely unable to deliver large-scale in-person events during the 2020 and 2021 pandemic, but staged several virtual sessions to support and stay connected to coaches and coaches.

Corporate support for the April 20 boot camp includes WeSpeak partners Appleby, Butterfield, Chubb, and EY, alongside event sponsors Ascot, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers, Athene, Clarien, Dennis Mahoney – Lighthouse, Markel, Mosaic Insurance, Orbis, and Vantage.

Popular event: WeSpeak Bermuda's first in-person boot camp for women since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has sold out (Photograph supplied)

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Published April 08, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated April 08, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Camp for coaching female public-speaking

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