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Public Speaking for Geeks

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How to give better presentations at tech conferences

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Public Speaking for Geeks

  1. 1. Public Speaking for Geeks
  2. 2. Adam Kalsey adam@kalsey.com @akalsey www.Tropo.com @tropo
  3. 3. @akalsey@akalsey
  4. 4. @akalsey Start Small @akalsey
  5. 5. @akalsey@akalsey
  6. 6. @akalsey SDLC @akalsey
  7. 7. @akalsey (Session Development Lifecycle) @akalsey
  8. 8. @akalsey Have a list of talk ideas
  9. 9. @akalsey http://www.flickr.com/photos/bayerberg/3404453849
  10. 10. @akalsey Your session proposal
  11. 11. @akalsey
  12. 12. @akalsey@akalsey
  13. 13. @akalsey@akalsey
  14. 14. @akalsey http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/3682454059/ @akalsey
  15. 15. @akalsey What goes in your talk? http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/3267191956/
  16. 16. @akalsey aTell story http://www.flickr.com/photos/thegsayeth/7010708729/
  17. 17. @akalsey 89% of all statistics are made up.
  18. 18. @akalsey Your Slide Contents ‣ If you put a bunch of text on a slide your audience starts reading it ‣ Stops paying attention to you ‣ finishes the slide before you ‣ moves on to email ‣ It gets worse with tiny text ‣ You’re not listening to a word I’m saying, are you?
  19. 19. @akalsey http://ib1.huluim.com/video/ size=720x405&img=1
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/underbiteman/ @akalsey
  21. 21. @akalsey Worst. Slide. Ever. ‣ Don't read your slides to the audience. ‣ Why not? Because your audience can probably read. ‣ This is easy if you don't fill the slides with text.
  22. 22. @akalsey Creative Commons by BiblioArchives We’re the audience and we’re here to help @akalsey
  23. 23. @akalsey “Picture the audience naked.”
  24. 24. @akalsey “Picture the audience naked.”
  25. 25. @akalsey Practice.
  26. 26. @akalsey ?What’sa good demo @akalsey
  27. 27. @akalsey Finding BART (510) 470-7863 @akalsey
  28. 28. @akalsey Finding BART (510) 470-7863 @akalsey
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  30. 30. @akalsey Finding BART (510) 470-7863 @akalsey
  31. 31. @akalsey Finding BART (510) 470-7863 @akalsey
  32. 32. @akalsey Presentation Tech @akalsey
  33. 33. @akalsey Murphy was an optimist.
  34. 34. @akalsey
  35. 35. @akalsey@akalsey
  36. 36. Adam Kalsey adam@kalsey.com @akalsey www.Tropo.com @tropo

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