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Saturday, Feb. 2
Talk in front of others
Enhance your public speaking skills at a workshop hosted by BostonSpeaks. Presenters will cover impromptu speaking and persuasive rhetoric. Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk St., Boston. $297. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.
Learn how to use the tool SQL to study and understand data at an event hosted by General Assembly. Those interested in attending are asked to bring laptops with PostgreSQL and PGadmin already installed. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $299. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.
Sunday, Feb. 3
Watch teams of Brandeis University staff, students, and faculty pitch new products and ideas at an entrepreneurship competition. Refreshments will be served. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brandeis International Business School, 415 South St., Lee Hall, Waltham. Free. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.
Learn the fundamentals of investing at a seminar presented by certified financial planner Mary Hastings. Presenters will also discuss market volatility. Sunday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.