Employers say that communication skills are one of their top requirements.
But over 50% of students don't feel confident sharing ideas in class. To make things worse, young people from lower income backgrounds are twice as likely to have communication difficulties.
We Speak breaks down this barrier. We help young people with lower speaking confidence find their authentic voice and use it to speak comfortably from participating in class to speaking in a job interview.
Mentors from top companies share their skills and help young people speak comfortably in a work environment.
Feedback from students
"It was a wonderful experience, I loved it. Now I feel confident. I am more assertive and engaging when I speak."
Student, University of Goldsmiths
"I can now stay more calm and natural. I perhaps no longer define myself as shy or someone who hates public speaking."
Student, Mossbourne Community Academy
"Every student out there must take part in this programme. It’s the best for personal and professional development."
Student, University of Westminster
Feedback from mentors
"Personally I enjoyed seeing such diverse and passionate talent. Some of the talks delivered were really inspirational to a level that I did not expect."
"I'm amazed at the improvements. If we can achieve this much in four weeks then I think that there's no real barrier to anyone being able to vastly improve their speaking skills."
Mentor, Just Eat
"The programme is exceptional. I enjoyed the passion, energy and dedication of the mentees and facilitators. It’s helped me learn how to lead and drive conversations."
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