WICT SPEAKS

WICT Speaks is excited for the 2022 program!

Applications for this year’s program are open!
Application deadline extended! Apply by August 10, 2022

Don’t let a phobia of public speaking overshadow your ability to communicate! Transform your fear into positive energy to nail your next presentation or public speaking opportunity.

WICT Speaks provides participants a safe and guided experience to improve their public speaking skills, increase their self-confidence and showcase their skills in a public forum consisting of key executives in their sphere of influence.

Schedule Note: This year’s program will contain three learning sessions, two official practice sessions and a capstone event – all in person! See below for dates. Please be sure you can attend all sessions before applying.


About the Program

The WICT Speaks Program uses the following WICT Touchstones:

  • COMMUNICATE by creating and delivering a public speech.
    CONNECT by audience engagement.
    Anyone who delivers a public speech is FEARLESS.
    The topics and the engaging speakers INSPIRE.

In addition to the learning and practice sessions, WICT Speaks will again welcome guest speakers to enhance the program curriculum with invaluable perspectives on the importance of DE&I and accessibility in the communication space.

The WICT Speaks program will continue to deliver on the promise of teaching and strengthening public speaking skills, preparing participants to communicate confidently to audiences of one to hundreds, whether in person or virtual, helping them to thrive in their ever-changing work environments.

 

Program Cost: $800 WICT Member/$1000 Non-Member

  • If you are not currently a member of The WICT Network: Rocky Mountain, please consider joining!
  • You can learn about membership here: www.wictrm.org
  • You will be invoiced upon your acceptance to the program.

 

Why Choose WICT Speaks?

Public speaking is a critical skill for personal and professional success.  Whether you’re working to overcome a legitimate phobia, or need a boost of confidence to speak up at work, this program will help you get there.

WICT Speaks offers a chance to advance your skills as a speaker, employee, and manager with a professional development program that encourages self-awareness, facing challenges, and cultivating empathy.

You’ll leave the program with a public speaking accomplishment and the skills to communicate with confidence in any situation.


Contact

Learn more about WICT Speaks by connecting with our program committee at wict.rm.speaks@gmail.com

2022 Program Timeline - Key Dates
All dates are mandatory

Program Acceptance

  • Participants will receive confirmation of their participation in WICT Speaks.

Program Kickoff – Intro to WICT Speaks

Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: TBD

  • Meet fellow participants and review program details, expectations, and opportunities.

Session 1 – Public Speaking Fundamentals

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Charter Spectrum Plaza

  • Foundations for confident and compelling presentations. Participants leave this workshop with the tools to create their WICT Speaks presentation and land on topics for their capstone speeches.

Session 2 – Storytelling, Speech Content, and Personal Brand

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Charter Spectrum Plaza

  • Participants will dive deeper into the structure of a good speech, and use this knowledge to workshop and map out their capstone speeches

Session 3 – Speech Delivery

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Charter Spectrum Plaza

  • Participants will learn and practice how to overcome nerves, cultivate excellent stage presence, use impactful visuals and refine body language and personal style, using their created speeches to practice what they’ve learned.

Speech Rehearsals

Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: The Cable Center Auditorium

  • Participants will practice speeches informally with feedback and opportunities to refine.

Full Dress Rehearsal 

Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: The Cable Center Auditorium

  • Participants will practice speeches informally with feedback and opportunities to refine.

Capstone Event

Time: 12-6 p.m.
Location: The Cable Center Auditorium

  • Capstone Event, participants deliver their WICT Speaks presentation to an audience of invited guests at The Cable Center.

There will also be optional practice sessions available from October 4-22.

For questions, please contact the WICT Speaks Program Director: wict.rm.speaks@gmail.com