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This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up.

This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up.

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  1. 1. 1 Getting StartedGetting Started Speaking WorkshopSpeaking Workshop @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  2. 2. 2 @laurenpittenger Front end designer, developer, instructor, speaker, volunteer, TA Hi, I'm Lauren!Hi, I'm Lauren! #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  3. 3. 3 2004: Quietest2004: Quietest That's me @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  4. 4. 4 Myth:Myth: Introverts are plagued byIntroverts are plagued by public speaking anxietypublic speaking anxiety @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  5. 5. 5 “ 84% of public speaking anxiety was completely unrelated to introversion- extraversion Adam Grant, Wharton Professor http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ adam-grant/5-myths-about-introverts_b_4814390.html @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  6. 6. 6 “ It has nothing to do with extraversion. It's a performance, and many performers are hugely introverted Malcolm Gladwell Introverted Writer @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  7. 7. 7 2015: Speaker(!?)2015: Speaker(!?) Still quiet & introverted @laurenpittenger #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  8. 8. Who?Who? #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  9. 9. 8 You!You! #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  10. 10. 9 You don't have toYou don't have to know everythingknow everything #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  11. 11. 10 https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cr-lRfbxzYA?enablejsapi=1 #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  12. 12. 11 “ We all have our own thing, that's the magic, that everybody comes with their own sense of strength and their own queendom. Mine could never compare to hers and hers could never compare to mine. Jill Scott Singer, Poet #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  13. 13. 12 Your voice mattersYour voice matters #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  14. 14. 13 You have a unique &You have a unique & valuable perspectivevaluable perspective #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  15. 15. 14 Where?Where? Finding a LocationFinding a Location #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  16. 16. 15 Speaking LocationsSpeaking Locations Meetup Groups Unconferences WordCamps Office meetings #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  17. 17. 16 ExerciseExercise Post-its: Jot down meetups, conferences, unconferences, etc. you've been to #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  18. 18. 1718 What?What? Choosing a TopicChoosing a Topic #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  19. 19. Talk TopicsTalk Topics Things you want to learn about Something you're REALLY EXCITED ABOUT!!! Things you do every day Something you want feedback on #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  20. 20. 19 ExerciseExercise What do you want to learn about? What are you really excited about? What have you just learned about? What tasks do you do every day? What do you want feedback on? #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  21. 21. 20 When?When? Getting CourageGetting Courage #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  22. 22. 21 You may never feelYou may never feel "ready""ready" #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  23. 23. 22 Find SupportFind Support #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  24. 24. 23 Tell Your PeopleTell Your People #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  25. 25. 2425 ExerciseExercise Jot down the names of those who support you, inspire you, are doing what you want to be doing Optionally, tweet at someone and let them know they inspire you
  26. 26. How?How? Writing a Talk DescriptionWriting a Talk Description #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  27. 27. 26 Getting Started SpeakingGetting Started Speaking This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up. #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  28. 28. 27 ExerciseExercise Write down possible title and a short description #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  29. 29. 28 How?How? Fleshing it OutFleshing it Out #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  30. 30. 29 Write an OutlineWrite an Outline What: Choosing a topic Brainstorm locations Title & description Write an outline Slides Practice #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  31. 31. 30 SlidesSlides Google Slides slides.com prezi.com Keynote Powerpoint #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  32. 32. 31 How?How? PreparingPreparing #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  33. 33. 32 PracticePractice In the mirror With a colleague With a friend Someone who's not in your field Record yourself #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  34. 34. 33 Speaking TipsSpeaking Tips Your audience wants you to do well They are there because they want to hear what you have to say Don't tell them that you didn't prepare, even if you didn't #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp
  35. 35. 34 @laurenpittenger ResourcesResources @callbackwomen Lanyrd call for speakers Seize the room Ladies in Tech Write/Speak/Code speaking.io Chris Coyier Speaking Tips #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger
  36. 36. 35 Questions?Questions? #ELAConf #ELASpeakUp @laurenpittenger

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