How to get confident at giving talks and presentations

When and Where?

11AM IST, Sunday Feb 20th, 2022  Register

Details and Outcomes

The best ideas sometimes remain unspoken, for we fear being judged or under-confident or even shy sometimes to speak up, especially in groups - familiar or unfamiliar. The fear of public speaking is very real, and the ability to grab the attention of any audience at all, is not just an art - it is about practising for that moment when you can stand out and be heard, or make a difference. There are hacks that can help, and habits you can develop to make it easier every time.

The aim of the Communication Series is to help you build compelling professional profiles - across platforms and opportunities; to ensure confident and persuasive outreach and public representations by you; and to create a lasting synergy between these two goals. All this in an interactive and participative format, through which we share examples, checklists and standout ideas to help you with your resumes, cover letters, basic business writing, public speaking and placement preparation, among other things.


Preeti Singh

Preeti Singh is a former journalist and editor who now freelances as a public engagement and communications specialist. She has previously worked as a senior advisor at 9.9 Insights (independent strategic advisor of the Washington DC-based Albright Stonebridge Group), as a journalist in both print and digital media, as a business editor and researcher. She has two decades of experience at a premier national defence and security think tank (the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses), as part of the Op-Ed team at India’s leading news media house (The Hindustan Times). She has been an editor in integrated media companies, where she built community engagements around tech-enabled governance and smart cities, as well as facilitated conversations between the government and leading tech companies (9.9 Media; BW Businessworld). Preeti holds a Master’s in Indian History, an M. Phil in Disarmament Studies and is a Chevening Gurukul Scholar from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also edits non-fiction books and teaches business writing and communication at various management programmes. She does a podcast on communication skills and can be reached @TruthAbtNobody, both on Instagram and Twitter.