Successful public speaking in the age of AI

This free online professional development webinar hosted by career experts Career Farm is open to Leeds alumni, students and staff members.

Register here for the webinar: Successful public speaking in the age of AI

In Ancient Greece, Aristotle discovered the secrets of public speaking success. For over 2,000 years the principles that he set out have been the foundations of history’s most successful speeches. But Aristotle could never have predicted the recent pandemic, digitalisation and the rise of AI. Is everything that we thought we knew about public speaking now dead?  Just how do we engage audiences and succeed as speakers, online?  How could, and should, we use AI to become successful speakers?

In this thought-provoking talk, Rich Watts, former UK Business Speaker of the Year, answers all of these questions. He will share best practice learnings using public speaking technologies as well as his experiments using AI to craft and deliver compelling speeches. 

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About the speaker:

Rich Watts is a 2x national public speaking champion, former UK Business Speaker of the Year and self-confessed public speaking geek.

Following a successful career in communications, Rich is passionate about helping speakers to succeed in delivering their message. He crafts and delivers unique, practical and thought-provoking sessions that use lessons from the greatest speakers in history to address your specific communications challenges.

Rich’s sessions are tailored to each organisation and individual. This is reflected in his varied client list including universities across the UK, national charities and leading technology businesses, amongst others!