Top tips for being effective in meetings

Thursday 20 April 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Evening Event

This is an in-person networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, organised by CFA UK's Soft Skills working group.

In this talk, Carrie Swift, the founder of Love Public Speaking, joins us to share practical tips to help you improve your personal impact in meetings. She’ll offer guidance on presentation skills, how to speak with gravitas and how to get your message across in meetings – be it virtual or live meetings. This session will cover questions such as:

  • How can I get taken more seriously when I speak?
  • How can I improve my personal impact?
  • How do I get a word in when someone else is dominating the meeting?
  • How do I give an appropriate introduction on myself /my role at the beginning of the meeting?
  • What can I do if I get interrupted?

You’ll have the chance to put the techniques offered into to practice as you take part in speaking exercises in pairs.


Registration: 18:00

Event: 18:30 - 19:30

Networking: 19:30 - 20:30


Carrie Swift, Founder, Love Public Speaking

Carrie Swift is the Founder of Love Public Speaking, a presentation skills training company which helps people unlock their career potential by developing their speaking confidence.

In 2021, she was recognised at Management Today’s Women in Business awards as one of this year’s “35 Women Under 35” which celebrates Britain’s brightest young business leaders.

Carrie launched Love Public Speaking after spending several years tackling her own fear of public speaking as a former Director in the corporate world. She is now a regular keynote speaker at leadership conferences, an NLP Practitioner, coach and presentation skills expert.

From working with individuals, to corporate teams, to training entrepreneurs to pitch on the TV series Dragons Den, Carrie is passionate about turning people into confident presenters. Her and her team deliver training in public speaking skills, virtual communication skills and women’s leadership programmes.

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