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Communicate with Confidence

This session is for anyone who wants to speak with impact when it matters most -  whether you lead a team already, are looking to step up to the next level or simply want to do it better!


If you:

  • sometimes struggle to be heard in meetings

  • feel frustrated when your message doesn’t quite land

  • wish you could influence more effectively and get the results you need,

  • or want to simply get some gravitas


Then this session will give you easy to access tips that can make a real difference.


Discover how to:


  • squash the speaking gremlins and harness your nerves

  • engage any audience, without compromising on authenticity or results

  • increase your leadership presence and influence

  • know when to use status or connector communication

  • own your expertise and speak with impact


Jo Darby is an expert in effective communication and inspirational public speaking.


As the Founder of Voice in the Room she delivers public speaking and communication training that transforms teams and individuals into confident speakers and influential leaders, so they can step up and nail the meeting, presentation, or pitch with authenticity and impact.


Prior to establishing Voice in the Room she spent ten years practicing as a family and employment law barrister at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle. Before joining the Bar, she was a professional theatre director working for national and international companies, from Bristol Old Vic, to ATYP Sydney, Australia. Highly experienced at helping others confidently craft their message and create powerful delivery that can connect with any audience, Jo believes we all have the potential to speak with impact when it matters most.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2022 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 23 June 2022 at Northumbria University, Newcastle.