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Presenting Work With Confidence

Presented by: Mule Design Studio in partnership with Fastspot

The myth that good work sells itself is just that — a myth. Good solutions aren’t always obvious at first glance. Good ideas, even the best ideas, need to be sold. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, a writer, or a consultant — you’ll need to persuade your boss or client of the idea’s worth. Creating a compelling story from a list of recommendations is an often overlooked design skill.

Making your case makes it more likely your work will launch on time (or at all) and that it represents your true intentions. It’s smart business.

During this workshop, we’ll cover effective presentation techniques including: how to take charge of a room, how to turn your research and data into a good story, how to map your work to the objectives of your business or client, how to ask for the right kind of feedback, and more importantly, how to avoid getting feedback you don’t really need!

Who this workshop is for

You. No, seriously—you. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, an engineer, a content strategist, or whatever funny name you’ve come up for yourself this week, your job includes having to convince someone of something. This is true whether you’re working in an agency, a studio, inside an organization, or for yourself. Everyone has clients, even if you call them “boss”.

We can do this workshop as part of a conference, or in-house at your organization.

What past participants say:

“I loved how Mike brought the materials to life with examples, humor, and context.”

“The content was incredibly useful. I’ve mostly worked as a lone wolf in a sea of engineers and have been making it up as I go. Having some solid, easy to remember, principles for not messing up have already carried me through the last week of a pretty challenging project.”

“It was a revelation.”

“I don’t know how to choose just one favorite part.”

Logistics + Discounts

This course is not produced by Betamore, but is being run by Mule Design Studio in partnership with Fastspot. Please use the discount code: MULEFRIENDS for 15% OFF the regular priced tickets. The workshop will be held at the Fastspot offices located at: 2980 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD

What should I bring?

Be ready to give a 5 minute presentation of something you have done recently. It doesn’t matter what you bring (but make sure your boss is okay with other people viewing it.)

Are there discounts if I bring my team to the workshop?

Yes, there is a discount on regular priced registration if you enroll four or more people. Please contact us at for more information.

Is my registration transferable?

If you cannot attend, you may receive a full refund up to 30 days before the workshop. You can also transfer your registration to anyone you like at any time. Please contact us at if you have questions.

I can’t make this workshop. Will there be more in the future?

Yes! Email to be notified when our next workshops are scheduled. We can also come to you!

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    Fri, Jun 23rd

    9:00am – 5:00pm

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    Mike Monteiro

    Co-Founder and Design Director at Mule Design

    Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design.

    He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, “How Designers Destroyed the World.”

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