Scaredycat Skills

Public Speaking | Self-promotion

Public speaking confidence


The big why for me?

I focus on helping women in business and workplaces develop confidence so they can say yes to public speaking opportunities, leading meetings or project teams and being heard and understood in what is still a very male-dominated world. As women, we need to all work together to encourage, support and enable each other to feel confident and passionate about what we do and who we are. My aim for Scaredycat workshops is to help that happen.

I work with you in 1:1 sessions and I facilitate 2 hr and half day group workshops.


Scaredycat Public Speaking 1:1 coaching & training

Got a presentation or pitch coming up OR you want to get more confident with presenting?

This is a full 2 hr session to work together on your vocal and body confidence, screen or in-person audience presence, clarity with your presentation deck.

Public speaking, presenting, pitching – call it what you want but it can be TERRIFYING!!

You might want to build your confidence with public speaking or you’ve got a presentation coming up in a couple of weeks and you are sh**tting it!

I’ll work with you on:

  • clarity of your slide deck
  • the story you’re telling
  • engagement with your virtual audience
  • confidence in your words and how you say them
  • confidence in your body language

Depending on your level of “oh sh*t, I need help with this”, you can book in for 1, 2 or 3 coaching sessions.

Each 1:1 Scaredycat Public Speaking 2hr session is £440.

(If you’re not sure this session is right for you, why not have a quick chat with me?)

Public Speaking for Scaredycats Group Workshop (in-person only)

Helping women in tech, creative and media, finance get confident in front of an audience

Fun and very interactive workshop to help participants build confidence for presenting, pitching and conference presentations. This is an accessible workshop incorporating drama/acting exercises, breathwork and games.

Consists of:

  • Voice coaching
  • Storytelling and tips and tricks
  • Body language
  • Confidential discussion on presenting and public speaking issues.

This workshop is available to groups of women and those who identify as female.

“Two hours focusing on two things was perfect – you didn’t try to change the world, just gave two keys skills and practice that moved me forward. Love your sense of humour too!!”

“I did a talk to 80 guests at a charity ball last week and did it without notes, just a couple of words on cards. People laughed in the right places, clapped at the end and said I was a ‘great and engaging speaker’. Hooray!! I couldn’t have done that three weeks ago so thank you again.”

“It was great to take a step back and think about how I use my voice and how I can improve. The part on breathing was great as was the introduction of face massage.”

#IamRemarkable workshops

for self-promotion

Photo of Susan B. Bentley with the official #IamRemarkable 2022 facilitator logo

It’s not bragging if it’s based on facts!

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Learn more at

In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.

During the 90 min #IamRemarkable workshop we will:

● Share data and research regarding self promotion and unconscious bias

● Articulate your achievements and practice self promotion

● Have a discussion and share take home exercises

if you’re in People/HR/D&I in the tech, creative/media, fin or food sector then take a look at what these workshops involve and then let’s chat about booking some sessions for your teams or employee groups.

#IamRemarkable workshops are always free when they’re stand-alone and you can also get them as part of my Confidence for Women Team Leaders programme.

If you want to individually attend one of my #IamRemarkable workshops then, GOOD NEWS! I run #IamRemarkable sessions regularly so join the Scaredycat Crew mailing list to be among the first to find out when.

Suse has delivered a number of #IAmRemarkable workshops for Capgemini’s HMRC MU in 2021, and we love her so much, we have booked her in again for 2022!

Suse has just the right balance of skill and experience needed to deliver women friendly content to our business, but isn’t afraid to learn from attendees during the workshop either!

We’ve had some great discussions over the sessions, and Suse brings it all together with her natural gift for providing structure and a safe space.

Her flexibility, fearless questioning and unbiased opinion is just the ticket for us!

Rachel Hudson

Audit & Quality, HMRC Market Unit, Capgemini

Suse was incredible, she held space for all of us, all of our thoughts were valid and she made something that is a scary concept (talking yourself up), much more comfortable.

#IamRemarkable participant

Thank you so much for putting the spotlight on ourselves so we can see the amazing things we are already doing and how we can promote those things more

#IamRemarkable participant