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Be a kickass speaker - Mozcamp 2011

Be a kickass speaker - Mozcamp 2011



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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    Be a kickass speaker - Mozcamp 2011 Be a kickass speaker - Mozcamp 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • 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