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029. Public Speaking

029. Public Speaking

Update: 2019-09-15
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In this episode

  • The value in public speaking for you and your audience

  • How to understand your audience by researching the conference

  • Different ways to organize a talk: story-telling, LEGO instructions, fireside chat, speed dating, and more

  • How to handle interruptions and questions

  • Following up with your audience after your talk

  • Tips for promoting yourself and your work without giving a sales pitch

  • Practice: it smooths out the wrinkles and lets your confidence shine

  • Different ways to practice your talk before the big event

  • Use simple slides, don't switch apps, use a clicker, more words, fewer pictures, use notes

  • Observe your body language, tone, pace, and filler words

  • How to turn your nervousness into confidence and excitement

  • Get extra practice at Toastmasters, meetups, and lunch-and-learns, but remember to get feedback

  • Figure out what to speak about by considering past conference topics, your own expertise, whatever excites you, and where you want to grow

  • How to find speaking gigs and tips for getting accepted to speak

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029. Public Speaking

029. Public Speaking

Leo Dion and Erik Gillespie, productivity and kid wranglers