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Podcasts from Stylist Live: download the most popular talks from our biggest ever festival

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In one of the best four days in Stylist's history, our Stylist Live event in October saw 128 guest speakers share their expertise on topics ranging from food to feminism.

Tickets were hot property as Stylist readers gathered to hear inspirational women and men talk about their personal stories, life tips, career insights and more.

For those of you who missed the talk or workshop you wanted to attend, we've created podcasts of five of the most popular sessions that you can download now for free. From introductory coding to the extraordinary escape of a North Korean defector, come take a look at the highlights and click to download, below:


Yeonmi Park

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park speaking at Stylist Live

Yeonmi Park: "I Am a Revolutionary, Not a Victim"

In a tale of human tragedy and relentless spirit, Human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park shares her harrowing story with Stylist readers as she attempts to “shed light on the darkest place in the world”.

Speaking just two weeks after the release of her memoir In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, don't miss this incredible opportunity to hear from the 21-year-old who is determined to raise awareness of the plight of her country’s people.

Listen to Yeonmi speaking at Stylist Live here.


Manage anxiety with Jody Shield

How to Manage Anxiety with Jody Shield

As we strive for success in our personal and professional lives, the heavy load can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 

With 10 years of experience working in the corporate world, alternative therapist Jody Shield has mastered techniques to help you de-stress, calm down and relinquish deep-rooted fears. In this wellbeing tutorial, Jody shares seven simple tools to quickly release anxiety symptoms and support yourself wherever you are. 

Listen to Jody speaking at Stylist Live here.


How to start a business for less than £100

How to Start a Business For Less Than £100 with Enterprise Nation

Many of us are waiting for the million-pound idea that will transform our life. Get a step closer to achieving your dream with expert advice from Enterprise Nation, the UK's most active small business network. 

Learn how to come up with an idea for a business; beg, borrow and barter your way to success; and embrace free technology and social media to grow your customer base in order to get your business off the ground for less than £100. Then, take note as you hear from women who have done exactly that.

Listen to Enterprise Nation speaking at Stylist Live here.


Public speaking

How to become a brilliant public speaker with RADA in Business

With over 30 years experience as a leading voice, speech, and presentation skills professional, Sheelagh McNamara, senior tutor for RADA in Business, has travelled the globe teaching everyone from Oscar nominees to CEO's how to put their best foot forward on stage. 

Now you too can benefit from Sheelagh's training as she teaches you how to develop a confident and credible public presence. From your entrance, body language, tone and intonation, connection with the audience and how to open and close your speech, Sheelagh promises to have you jumping on the stage in no time.

Listen to Sheelagh speaking at Stylist Live here.


How to code with Code First: Girls

Amali de Alwis, CEO of Code First: Girls, a social enterprise dedicated to teaching women this increasingly covetable skill, took to the stage to demystify the world of coding for a lucky group of Stylist readers.

Now you also have the opportunity to become one of the enlightened by listening to Amali as she teaches the basic coding skills that can open a whole new world in both your personal and professional life and could be the key trait you need to attract employers. 

Listen to Amali speaking at Stylist Live here.

Photography: Getty/Thinkstock

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