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Perfect Your Public Speaking Skills


Are you a young professional that wants to build confidence and improve your public speaking skills? 


Are you an employer that wants to empower a young up-and-comer in your company to be a better speaker and business professional? 



Join us on Tuesday, October 19th for our first ever Young Professionals ‘Speak Up’ event! This is a great opportunity for one to challenge themselves and overcome their fear of public speaking in a supportive, professional environment! After the main event, attendees are invited to join us for happy hour!



Young Professionals – consider taking the initiative to register for this event and contribute to your professional growth!


Employers – consider registering select employees in your company that should practice these new skills as they continue down their career path!


Have a special employee that you want to recommend as a featured speaker? Let us know! Otherwise, we encourage you to volunTELL employees to register as an attendee and benefit from this great learning experience. 


Reservations are required. 



Event Details

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Followed by Happy Hour


ABC Arkansas

(Front Building Conference Center)

6 Collins Industrial Place

North Little Rock, AR 72113


More About 'Speak Up':


‘Speak Up’ is designed to give a young professional experience speaking in front of a crowd. The goal is to make them uncomfortable and see how they perform. It forces them to prepare and overcome the challenge. The end result is they learn from it, improve, gain confidence and are better prepared for the next opportunity. It is great for the young people in your organization because it develops them into someone who is not scared to take the lead on a jobsite, speak up when needed, lead a meeting, and strengthen your organization. 


Featured Speakers:

We are looking for four featured speakers. Each of these speakers are nominated and registered by their employers. They will prepare and present a 5 minute speech during the main event. The topic is determined by the featured speaker. We don't want experienced speakers, that defeats the purpose. We need people that want and need to grow!


Topics Out of Hat:

General attendees will have the opportunity to draw random topics out of a hat and give an impromptu 60 second speech on the topic chosen. All topics out of a hat will be generalized so that everyone will be on an even playing field. For example - Who is the most influential person in your life and why?



Both featured speakers and volunteers that participate in the 60 second speeches will receive constructive feedback from the audience so that they can improve their techniques and feel more confident moving forward!


Must RSVP to [email protected] by October 12th to reserve your spot or call 501.812.0828 for questions.



Cancellation Policy 

48-hour notice must be given for cancellations. Substitutions are permitted. 

No-shows and late cancellations will be charged a nominal fee of $10 to cover refreshments cost. 



This event is hosted in conjunction with our Central Young Professionals Group.



Event Disclaimer:

ABC Arkansas is taking enhanced health and safety measures to make this event as safe as possible for our attendees and staff. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. By attending this event you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.