Toolkit: Speaking in Public

Monday 26 June, 10am – 6pm

Deadline: 11 June 2017

Sorry but this workshop is for ESP members and Eastside Projects Volunteers only.


Want to feel more confident when speaking in different public situations? Whether you’re in an interview, hosting a studio visit, giving an artists talk, mingling at a private view, collaborating with others or asking a question at an event, it’s useful to be able to present yourself in a calm, clear and engaging way.

This is an opportunity to grow your public speaking skills through a full day workshop, led by trainer, behavioural scientist and linguist Rivca Rubin. The workshop will be interactive and practical, and Rivca will draw on her extensive range of methodologies to respond to the needs of the group.

We’ll learn new techniques and put them into practice, working through areas including: preparing for public speaking; talking with confidence; the impact of the language you use; and how compassion and empathy play a part in negotiations and decision making.

This workshop is geared towards those working in the arts at any stage of their career, and would be useful for anyone who wants to reflect on how they present themselves to a public and try out new ways of doing it. Participants will receive a resource manual to take away and work with to support learning beyond the day.

Places for this fantastic opportunity are extremely limited. To register your interest, email with your name and short paragraph explaining why you want to take part by Sunday 11 June.

Rivca Rubin is a highly experienced trainer and a behavioural scientist linguist with an M.Sc. whose approach is ‘to engage and assist individuals and organisations to address their circumstances and issues with a focus on solving, resolving and evolving.’ During a career that spans more than 30 years, primarily working in the arts, cultural and educational sectors, she has acquired techniques, theories and tools from a variety of the most successful methodologies including Clean Coaching, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a range of Behavioural Change and Systems Theories. To these she has added her own brand of creative enquiry…and humour. She coaches and mentors artists and cultural leaders individually, and on Clore and engage’s Extend Leadership Programmes. She has worked with The British Film Institute & Regional Screen Agencies, designed and delivered leadership training for the BBC, and works with many arts organisations, museums, galleries, artist networks, cultural and educational institutions. A former performing artist, producer, and CPD provider for emerging artists, now working internationally, with developing countries and with different cultures and religions, she has shaped a versatile, empathic approach that enables her to be at ease working across many arenas.