A week of events for Leeds firms

SPEAKER: Sarah Goodyear takes to the microphone.
SPEAKER: Sarah Goodyear takes to the microphone.
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A theatre company is holding a public speaking workshop that could help employees develop skills and confidence in the workplace.

Staff at Fall into Place Theatre are running a free taster workshop next week in one of a series of events that is taking place as part of Leeds Business Week.

This event aims to improve skills and confidence in public speaking.

Sarah Goodyear, facilitator and co-founder of Fall into Place, said: “Our training is unique as we use drama techniques to learn key skills and see public speaking as a form of performance.

“This taster is great for people who are a bit nervous about public speaking, or just want to improve their skills.”

It is just one of more than 100 events that will be taking place across the city between Monday, October 9 and Friday, October 13, from business breakfasts and lunches to insights into consumer psychology.

There will be delegates and contributors from across the Leeds City Region and beyond looking at every element of business from career goals, digital, engagement, finance, growth, HR, marketing and social media.

Away from the serious side of working there will be some fun-events which are being backed by the thriving independent scene in the city.

One of the more popular events is the Leeds Business Week lunch that takes place at Bibi’s and involves food and relaxed networking. It is on the Thursday and places are almost sold out already.

The week ends with a comedy night at Aspire, where firms are encouraged to book out tables, to raise money for Breast Cancer Haven.

The Fall Into Place session is on Thursday, October 12 at 2pm at the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre.