Learn public speaking with Cheuk

One thing that makes Cheuk stand out during her tech career is that she is a professional public speaker! Being able to present a wide variety of topics and able to prepare talks from start to finish, delivering multiple high-energy and audience-capturing talks in a short period of time is her superpower. However, growing up as a shy kid and a nerd, she understand these skills can be learnt and you don’t have to be born with certain talent to do that. By joining the workshops and a lot of practices, you can also be a great public speaker and use these skills in your career.


Rapid Presentation Club

£5 per session - 1.5 hours - every Tuesday (mostly) - 6:30 pm (UK time) - online - max 10 ppl

There will never be a single workshop that will make you a professional speaker over night. Practice is the key to success.

Rapid presentation club is a regular meetup for folks to practice presentations regularly. It is recommended to those who have taken the courses and would like to improve and polish their presentation skills.

  • Welcome newcomers and introduction
  • Topic of today
  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • Break/ presentation prep (5 mins)
  • 5 mins presentations each

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

£120 for a full day workshop - 1 day - once per month on Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday - 10 - 4 pm (UK time) - online - max 6 ppl

Are you afraid speaking in front of people? when there are many pairs of eyes looking at you and waiting for you to open your mouth to speak, it can be daunting. The same can be apply for actors, while being on stage, when audiences watching, stage flight is a real thing!

Cheuk has a unique background, before becoming a successful public speaker, she had taken actor trainings before and understand how actors learn to play on stage, how to capture the audiences while fighting against self-criticism and tell a great story.

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking is a one-day workshop, combining actor training skills to overcome the fear of speaking in public and presenting in front of a crowd. Participants are required to prepare a monologue (choose from examples or pick one themselves), no need to remember the whole thing, just the first few lines. All information about preparation will be provided piror to the workshop. After the workshop, you will be equipted with the tools that can preapre you to start joining us at the Rapid Presentation Club to keep practicing presentation and on the path to become a successful public speaker.

  • Self-introduction
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • What is your fear of speaking in front of others
    • How to overcome the fear
  • Break (15 mins)
  • Practising with monologue
    • Actors warm up
    • How to read the monologue
    • Everyone presents their monologue
  • Lunch break (1 hour)
  • Speakeasy
  • How to make a story engaging
    • Relating yourself with the audience by “Yes and…”
    • How to prepare a presentation
  • What is a rapid presentation
    • Topic of today
  • Break/ presentation prep (15 mins)
  • 5 minutes rapid presentations each - followed by comments and suggestions
  • Closing

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Building Your Presentation from Start to Finish

£150 for a 5 week course - consecutive weekly sessions 1.5 hours each (except presentation day) - every Monday - 6 pm (UK time) - online - max 6 ppl

Wanna try giving a talk? Have a presentation that you need to prepare? Whether or not you are presenting for the first time, you may want to know how Cheuk, who sometimes give multiple talks within a week, can prepare and give talks in such a short period of time.

Building Your Presentation from Start to Finish is a course that goes through how to prepare a presentation from start to finish with you, over the 5 weeks. With class exercises and homework to work on, Cheuk will gives you her secret system, the needed skills and useful tools to build a talk with any topic. In the last week, everyone will give a 20-minute presentation on a topic that they have chosen themselves.

Week 1 - Presentation ideas

  • Self-introduction
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • What is your passion? Find a topic that you want to talk about
  • From topic to title
    • How to find a talking point
    • What do you want to achieve in your talk
  • Break (5 mins)
  • What is a CfP? Why is it useful?
  • How to prepare a CfP?
  • Start writing your CfP (continue as homework)

Week 2 - Presentation structures

  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • Any questions from last time
  • Tools we use in presentations
    • Deciding what tool to use
  • Review your CfPs
  • Break (5 mins)
  • How to transform your CfP into a presentation structure
  • Putting your presentation structures in slide decks
  • Start constructing slide decks (continue as homework)

Week 3 - Refining presentations

  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • Any questions from last time
  • How to make your presentation engaging
    • Asking the right questions
    • How to self-introduce
    • Using graphics/figures
    • Using your/others’ stories
  • Break (5 mins)
  • Review the slide decks and think of how to enrich the presentations
  • Presentation schedule reveal
  • Works on refining presentations (continue as homework)

Week 4 - Rehearse presentations

  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • Any questions from last time
  • How to prepare speaker notes
  • Review slide decks and start putting down speaker notes (continue as homework)
  • Break (5 mins)
  • Test run (5 mins each) - Follow up by comment and suggestions
  • Presentation schedule confirmed

Week 5 - Presentation day (3 hours max)

  • Speakeasy (warm-up)
  • Presentation (20 mins each) - Follow up by comment and suggestions

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1-1 Coaching

If the above group sessions/ workshops are not soemthing that you are looking for and you would prefer a private coaching session for your special need 1-1 coaching is available on request. Prices are:

Introduction session £20 / 30 mins

A short online introduction session to get to know each other and understand your need for coaching

1-1 coaching session £80 / hour

After the introduction sessions, tailor-made online coaching sessions will be provided

Book an introduction session to get started

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Cooperate training

Public speaking workshops can be a good team building exercise, it can also be an opportunity for employees’ personal growth, to learn a soft skill that can improve their self confident and benifit different aspect in their career.

Tailor-made online or in-person small group training (6 - 10 people) for cooperate employees can be provided to meet your need, please get in touch for quotes and details.

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Diversity and Inclusion is an important aspect for communities, by encouraging underrepresented folks to give presentations about their opnion, misunderstanding and bias can be reduce in the community and the community can be a more welcoming and safe space for everyone.

Cheuk is happy to sponsor and provide help if you are a community-run event that would love to provide speaker training for underrepresented folks with minimum or no cost, please get in touch.

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Code of Conduct

We expect all participants to join the workshops and the club to follow the Code of Conduct of the Rapid Presentation Club.

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FAQ

❓English is not my mother’s tongue, is that ok?

So do I and many of us. This is not an English class and we will not judge you. However, we expect our participants to be comfortable using English to communicate as the workshops are conducted in English.

❓Can I join the rapid presentation club without joining the workshop?

Yes of course, we welcome newcomers, however, it is recommended to have a look at our workshops if you are a new speaker or want to improve your presentation skills.

❓I want to join the workshop but the time you offer does not suit my schedule.

We will try to offer alternative times for more workshops in the future. Please get in touch and let us know you are interested and we will notify you when there is a new workshop that may suit your schedule.




After having a career as a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate, Cheuk dedicated her work to the open-source community and working as a community manager at OpenSSF. She has co-founded Humble Data, a beginner Python workshop that has been happening around the world. She has served the EuroPython Society board for two years and is now a fellow and director of the Python Software Foundation.