Workshops

Melinda is an engineering leader and conference speaker with over 10 years experience of working with and managing teams of developers & managers and conference speaking. Since 2014, she has helped engineers, designers and product managers with their public speaking skills, through speaker coaching, workshops and talks about public speaking.

If you're interested in working with Melinda or finding out more about her availability, get in touch at melinda@seckington.com.

"Become A Brilliant Speaker" Workshops

Want to become a brilliant speaker, but don’t know where to start? Don’t know what to talk about? Or maybe you’re scared of public speaking? Everyone has a brilliant talk waiting inside of them, you just need some help to make it happen. 

The "Become A Brilliant Speaker" workshops will guide you through the process of creating a talk from beginning to end. With these workshops you will: 

  • Brainstorm talk ideas and identify what to talk about
  • Learn how to plan out a talk (goals, audience, outlines, practice)
  • Learn how to write abstracts, talk proposals and bios 
  • Improve your storytelling and story structures
  • Master the art of slide design 
  • Deal with nerves, stage presence and presenting skills (posture, voice, etc)

Workshops can be made bespoke to fit your team. They can be adapted to teams that already have public speaking experience and need help levelling up, or new teams looking to get into public speaking. The workshops can also be augmented with interactive feedback sessions and/or 1:1 coaching sessions. 

"Become A Badass Writer" Workshops

The "Become A Badass Writer" Workshops will guide your team through the process of becoming better writers. With these workshops your team members will: 

  • Brainstorm article ideas and identify what to write about
  • Learn how to plan out an article (goals, audience, draft outlines)
  • Look at common patterns of articles and other writing formats like pull requests, commit messages and emails
  • Improve your storytelling and story structures
  • Discover your own tone of voice and writing style
  • Master the art of article writing 

Become An Awesome Manager Workshops

The "Become An Awesome Manager" Workshops will teach your team engineering management fundamentals. With these workshops your team members will learn: 

  • How to have effective 1on1s and how to have coaching/mentoring/sponsoring conversations
  • How to give feedback and deal with difficult conversations
  • How to understand people’s core needs, emotions and motivations 
  • How to do goal setting and help their reports with career development

If you're interested in working with Melinda or finding out more about her availability, get in touch at melinda@seckington.com.