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What is a SPOT talk?

An FCA SPOT talk is typically a 7 to 9-minute talk on our conference stage. We’re looking for seven brave speakers to be professionally mentored to deliver their talks to a packed conference audience. 


But …you can’t use notes, you can’t use slides.  It’s just you, a hand-held mic and a spotlight. We film and edit the talks, and you can share your talk afterwards to amplify your reach. 

Application process 

Applications were open between December 2023 and January 2024. 


We take lots of things into account when selecting SPOT talks, including the overall flow of the program. 

Find out the successful applicants in Perth!

What we’ll ask of you

First up, you will need to cover all your costs to get to the FCA conference in Perth. 


You will need to be at the conference on day 2, Thursday 16th May from 9.00am to 10.30 am (and on Tuesday 14th  May for a rehearsal).


You need to put in at least 20 hours of work over the next few months. You’ll work with our professional mentor in group and one-on-one sessions to refine your ideas and words multiple times. By the end, you’ll know each word intimately and be able to tell your story without notes (yes, you’ll have to practise). 


Find out more in this information pack.


Have you got something you want to share? Are you interested in developing your public speaking skills with the help of a highly experienced mentor? 


We’d like to invite you to apply to do a spot talk at the 2024 FCA conference. What makes a good application? Watch this recording of our information evening to find out. 

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