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Introductory talk to a series of talks and trainings in Mozilla on public speaking. How to get around stage fright, how to write presentations and so on.

Introductory talk to a series of talks and trainings in Mozilla on public speaking. How to get around stage fright, how to write presentations and so on.

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    • The road to being akick-ass public speaker. Chris Heilmann, Mozilla All-Hands, April 2011, Mountain View.
    • Geeks are not speakers?
    • This breeds a lot ofmisunderstandings as tohow to present.
    • Geeks *are* awesomepresenters - if theyunderstand that theyneed to present.
    • It is a slight shift in ourperception of what wewant to achieve.
    • Instead of showing offwhat you know your taskis to inspire people towant to know more.
    • Step 1: Preparation
    • CYA
    • Forget the presentation,do your homework.
    • Find something thatexcites you!
    • Prepare a doggy bag.
    • Think of the audience.
    • Point to the obvious.
    • Find something that isnot obvious toconcentrate on.
    • Have a story.
    • Piggy back on somethingcurrent.
    • Share information fromthe trenches.
    • Have fun - beunpredictable!
    • Spread out and back up.
    • Step 2: Delivery
    • Get into theright mindset.
    • Some delivery tips...
    • Say “hi” and tell themwhat’s coming.
    • Be yourself!
    • Pace yourself.
    • Do not try to gloss overissues.
    • Speak clearly and usesimple language.
    • Roam the audience...
    • Your slides are yourbackdrop.
    • You are thetransmitter,not yourslides.
    • Screencasts are the saferlive demos.
    • Cite and give credit.
    • Get simple participation.
    • Don’t answer your ownquestions.
    • Deal with failure quicklyand honestly.
    • Rinse and repeat.
    • Step 3: Feedback
    • Ask people for feedback.
    • Advertise youravailability.
    • Own the Q&A.
    • Quick tip about “CleverTrevors”
    • Step 4: Follow-up
    • Share your materials.
    • Answer emails andconvert business cards.
    • Write a post about yourfeelings and impressions.
    • Be your own judge. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    • Godspeed - go kick some ass!Still waiting for the closedtechnology revolution
    • Thanks!Chris Heilmann @codepo8#html5/freenet