Start-Up Speaker School

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Do you want to learn the art of persuasion, and the secrets to ‘pitching like a pro?’

Are you looking for funding, and need to showcase your ideas in a way that is engaging and inspiring to investors?

Do you want to have some fun, while learning some great ideas about speaking?

Join the ‘Start-Up Speaker School’ 1-day workshop and learn the art of speaking where you will discover techniques to not only engage, but to inspire action from your audience.

Every start-up needs to be able to communicate their compelling vision to others in order to get buy in, right? You don’t want to let your brilliant ideas down with a poorly delivered pitch! This event aims to ensure this never ever occurs!

Start-up Speaker School is a fun, hands on event where participants get to practice their public speaking skills and learn tips, tricks and techniques for being compelling from the stage. They learn how to calm nerves, feel confident and pack a punch … Every. Single. Time!

Participants are involved from the very moment they enter the room, and by the end of the day they have stretched themselves, tried new techniques and had lots of fun delivering different parts of their pitches. There is also an ‘Impromptu speaking’ section, which helps start-ups with ideas on how to answer ‘on the spot’ questions about their pitch. Super valuable, super fun and high energy – exactly what you would expect from SPARK festival.

Whether you are a social entrepreneur trying to get funding, an executive who needs to pitch at work, or someone who is just looking to increase their skills in public speaking, this workshop is for you.

In this workshop, you will learn:

- The secrets to 'hooking' your audience from the get go

- How to craft a hollywood-worthy story about your idea

- The structure of a pitch that will make you STAND OUT

- How to show confidence on stage (even when you're not feeling confident)

- What to do with your hands/ body/ face during a pitch

- How to convey energy and passion for you topic, and help your audience to feel the same


I don’t have a pitch ready, can I still attend?

Yes. You don't have to have a pitch written to attend- heck, you don't even have to have a company or be a start-up. So yes, you can still attend.

I’m not an entrepreneur, but this sounds really fun. Can I still attend?

Of course! We would love to have anyone who is interested in learning to speak and feel comfortable on stage for whatever reason.

Who is this suitable for?

Both beginners who have never delivered a pitch before, as well as those seasoned professionals who are regulary at the front of the stage, will get a lot out of this workshop.

Will I write my pitch over the course of the day?

No, this workshop is not about writing a pitch, but more about the delivery. You will learn hints about how to structure an engaging pitch but we will not be writing one over the course of the day.

I have more questions, who do I ask?

Email: casey@caseyfeaton.com


As a public speaking coach, I fuse my indepth knowledge of public speaking, performance and psychology in a hands-on workshop. My main objective is to give start-up pitch-ers the tools and tricks to be confident in their communication from the stage. I know how debilitating it can be to be scared of the stage, and how this can completely derail a pitch. If start-ups can get the performance element right, and structure impromptu responses, then they can really let their ideas shine. I am passionate about innovation, social entrepreneurship and helping new ideas getting a leg up. Using my unique expertise, I have the ability to assist in this process, and participants will come away feeling confident, in control and excited to get up and present pitch to investors as soon as they possibly can.

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