Why we need more empathy in the workplace | Shola Kaye | TEDxPeckham


Shola Kaye speaks about the similarities between singing and public speaking Shola Kaye is a professional singer and an author. She wrote her book, How to be a D.I.V.A. at Public Speaking, to share the similarities between singing and public speaking and to encourage more people to enjoy presenting at conferences and meetings. She has contributed to Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and the BBC. Furthermore, she quit her office job to become a Jazz and Motown singer and has now performed on four continents. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Shola Kaye is a communication specialist, author and an award-winning speaker. Her keynote and masterclass topics include communication for diversity and inclusion, workplace communication – in particular for technical teams – and workplace empathy. She also speaks about how to create a more inclusive environment for introverts. A former international professional singer, she has appeared on the BBC and her work has been mentioned in Forbes and Harper’s Bazaar as well as in a variety of HR publications.