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An introduction how to be a public speaker for people of the Mozilla community.

An introduction how to be a public speaker for people of the Mozilla community.

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  • How to be a kick-ass public speaker! Chris Heilmann, MozCamp Berlin 2011
  • Developer Engagement
  • Go into theopen andspeak forMozilla!
  • We need you to go on stageand rock the show!
  • Reasons:1) Why go where you already are?
  • Reasons:2) Why send a few people when we have hundreds?
  • Reasons:3) Speaking can be dangerous.
  • Let’s start with somehomework.
  • http://7qy.go.ly/kickass/speaker
  • http://developer-evangelism.com
  • What keeps interestedpeople from publicspeaking?
  • Common myths...
  • “Everybody can give a talk, just send them a slide deck” BS“Everybody can cook a 5 star meal, just give them the right ingredients!”
  • “Nobody wants to hear from unknownspeakers!” BS Where do known speakers come from?
  • “Speaking means you stopped doing a real job!” BSSo why do people pay to see others speak about thethings they obviously know better?
  • Personal reasons andbarriers.
  • “I am not a speaker!”“I got nothing to say...”“Others already covered that...”“I am scared of doing it wrong!”“I will need training”“I have no chance to speak!”
  • “I am not a speaker!”A good speaker......is a person so passionateabout a topic that they wantto share.
  • “I am not a speaker!”A kick-ass speaker......is a person passionateabout a topic and aboutsharing that passion.
  • “I am not a speaker!”A kick-ass speaker...... is a mix of reporter,educator and entertainer.
  • Five things that make you aspeaker - regardless of yourperforming talent.
  • Know your stuffEverything can go wrong onstage. Be the expert. Thenthey are a minorinconvenience.
  • Run the showIt is you on stage - do not givesomeone else’s talk.
  • Run the showBe proud of your style and doit your way!
  • Run the show
  • Be passionate!http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/5674965049/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prune.JPG
  • It gets easier the more you do itMy first talks were awful.Really!
  • Listen to feedback and judgeIt hurts, it is annoying, butyou get better by seeingyourself.
  • Listen to feedback and judgeDanger: immediate feedback*is* polarised.
  • “I got nothing to say...”Mozilla has lots of stuff youcan tell people about!
  • The topic grab bag!https://wiki.mozilla.org/Engagement/ Developer_Engagement/Grab_bag
  • “Others already covered that...”Topics get re-used over andover again.
  • “Others already covered that...”But they were never coveredin your personal style andwith your experiences.
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”If you stop being scared, getoff the stage!
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Mistakes happen, we learnfrom them!
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Look at other presentationsand note down what annoysyou...
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”...then make sure you don’tdo the same! Simple, isn’t it?
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Same goes for finding thingsthat you like. Do them.
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”But don’t copy other people’sstyles!
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”For example...Some presentation styles andmoments that make mecringe:
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”The teleshopping presentationa.k.a.“my pet techie”
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Live coding LIKE A BOSS!
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”A day at the movies...
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Numbers, graphs and bulletpoints.
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”So inspiring, like REALLY,sooooo inspiring!
  • “I am scared of doing it wrong!”Reading time with you, me,and my slide deck.
  • “I will need training!”Training can be given, but Ican predict what you reallyneed is experience.
  • “I will need training!”That said, I’d love us to haveworkshops to take thisfurther.Demand them and they willcome!
  • “I have no chance to speak!”Meetups, unconferences,lightning talks rounds, meetsand greets happen *all* thetime *all* over the globe!
  • “I have no chance to speak!”http://lanyrd.comhttp://meetup.comhttp://facebook.com ... amongst others.
  • “I have no chance to speak!”Find something, then tell usif you want to go!
  • “I have no chance to speak!”
  • “I have no chance to speak!”Tell us where you think weshould be and how we cansupport the event.
  • Talk to us!http://hacks.mozilla.orghttp://developer.mozilla.org#devrel on IRC@codepo8, @robertnyman,@robhawkes, @mozhacks onTwitter.
  • Thanks!Chris Heilmanncheilmann@mozilla.com@codepo8http://chrisheilmann.com