Network Inform: Speaking with Greater Impact

Type Service Network Event
Date February 28, 2018
Time 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle

The event is free to members of Service Network and non-members can attend for £50+VAT (&fees).

Event details

Join Jo Darby, Founder of Voice in the Room for an interactive taster workshop delivering practical tips and techniques for creating greater impact in any speaking situation from board rooms to team meetings, pitches to presentations.

Areas covered will include;

  • How to transform nerves and manage pressurised speaking situations
  • How to deliver a message with structure and clarity
  • How to think on your feet and deal with challenging questions
  • How to get an audience’s attention and keep it

This Service Network Inform event is a must for Individuals who wish to brush up on already established skills and techniques but also those new to this area of expertise.

Voice in the Room delivers dynamic communication training that transforms managers into inspiring leaders and teams into cohesive and productive hubs.

Teams and individuals who have recently worked with Jo include: Virgin Money, Newcastle Building Society, Northgate plc, Capita, Newcastle University, the NHS, Harvey Nash and household names in the retail sector.

Training is based on Jo’s techniques and skills learnt over her 20 year career as professional theatre director and barrister. She also offers 1-2-1 coaching for entrepreneurs and individuals who want to become stand out speakers.

“What was a fabulous experience for the team. All of our expectations were far exceeded!”

Stuart Fearn- Head of customer Contact – Newcastle Building Society

“After seeing Jo for only a short session a couple of days before an important pitch…I couldn’t believe the difference. I can’t recommend Jo highly enough – she’s absolutely brilliant!”

– Pete Southern, Founder at Clockwork Espresso


9:00 am – Registration and networking over breakfast

9.30 am – Workshop

10:30 am – Question and Answers session

10.45 am – Service Network Update and networking

11:00 am –  Event Close

Please note agenda is subject to change


To find out more about becoming a member of Service Network contact the team on 0191 516 4400 or

Service Network is now managed by RTC North, a leading business support organisation with presence across the North of England for more information visit

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