A one-day workshop to help women business owners develop their confidence in public speaking, communication and presentation, enabling them to stand up and deliver with vision, clarity and strength.

Drawing on my creative and performance skills as writer, theatre-maker and spoken word artist, I will guide you through a day of fun and engaging exercises designed to build confidence and develop expertise in communication, presentation and delivery.

  • To function at its best the voice needs to be taken care of. Learn how to use and treat your voice with love and care.
  • 90% of communication is non-verbal. Discover ways to stay in control of the physical messages you present.
  • Every speech is a story. Learn how to construct a good one.
  • Repetition gets results – make time for yourself to explore your developing skills in a no pressure environment with an experienced mentor and the friendly support of other women.

I always foster a safe space in my workshops. I believe that we achieve our best when we are supported, challenged and having fun. This one day course will provide tools and techniques in vocal and performance skills to enable you to stand up and express yourself with assurance and ease. I use a playful and imaginative combination of theatre, writing and vocal performance exercises and will help you discover your own voice, guiding you through any blocks and anxieties with tailored feedback and positive encouragement. 

This is a fun and inclusive day for women entrepreneurs who want to develop their public speaking style so they can present their best selves, their own unique voice and their strongest business message.

I am a writer, theatre-maker and multi-slam winning poet, and regularly speak and perform my work all over the country. I trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and since graduating have written and performed across TV, radio and theatre. I have a PhD from the University of York where I won the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. 

I believe passionately in the power of words, and in helping women to find, deliver and own their chosen narrative.

I hope you can join me for a fun day of speaking up, larking around and getting gobby!


25 July 2018 

Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Bairds Lane, Heslington East, York YO10 5GB

10am - 4pm (Registration at 9.30am)

FEE: £150 (£120 early bird discount if booked before end of June)

For more details please contact Hannah here.

 Hammer & Tongue National Poetry Slam at the Albert Hall 2018

Hammer & Tongue National Poetry Slam at the Albert Hall 2018