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Tips for Giving 
an Epic WordCamp Talk 
by Cory J. Miller
DON’T TALK TO 
STRANGERS 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Don’t Talk to Strangers 
• You can’t move people you don’t understand 
• Have a picture of who you’re talking to 
• What m...
Don’t Talk to Strangers 
• WordCamp audience — Beginners, Business, 
Publishers, Developers 
• I prefer Beginners or Busin...
MOVE PEOPLE 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Move People 
• Care about them and want to help them 
• Have ONE goal in mind 
• Point A to Point B 
• If you had 5 minute...
PASSION #BOOM 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Be Passionate 
• “Light yourself on fire and people will come watch 
you burn.” 
• Talk about things you’re actually inter...
CONFIDENCE & IMPACT 
COME FROM PRACTICE 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Practice, Practice, Practice 
• I still get nervous, but I feel more and more 
confident each time 
• Practice any chance ...
BE PREPARED 
FOR ANYTHING 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Be Prepared 
• Preparation makes me less nervous, more 
confident 
• Prepare like it will all go wrong … because it will 
...
Be Prepared 
• Arrive super, geeky early 
• Review the room and setup 
• Imagine where you’ll stand 
• Watch a presenter b...
HOW I PREPARE 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
A good talk marinates in 
your heart & mind over 
several weeks 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
How I Prepare 
• Start with Mind Map or SimpleNote 
• Organize, Outline 
• Start fleshing it out 
• Go to Keynote 
• Have ...
DURING THE TALK 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
During the Talk 
• Start by getting the audience to do something 
• Use a clicker (hat tip: Chris Lema) 
• Have backup ada...
During the Talk 
• Stories have the most impact — “I was lost.” 
• Put Twitter ID + Conference Hashtag on slides 
• Use (a...
GETTING A TALK 
SELECTED 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Getting a Talk Selected 
• What is your title? 
• Who are you seeking to help? 
• What is my goal? 
• Why you? 
#WordCampT...
Getting a Talk Selected 
• Get your polished bio ready 
• Rehearse potential ideas on your blog, webinars 
• Ask for topic...
KEEP BEING YOU 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
Be You 
• Don’t try to be me, or anyone else 
• Takes time to find method & manner — I’m still 
honing mine 
• Be you on A...
Thanks and 
Good Luck! 
! 
Giving a talk soon? 
Let us help. 
ashley@iThemes.com 
#WordCampTips @corymiller303
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How to Give an Awesome WordCamp Talk

  1. 1. Tips for Giving an Epic WordCamp Talk by Cory J. Miller
  2. 2. DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  3. 3. Don’t Talk to Strangers • You can’t move people you don’t understand • Have a picture of who you’re talking to • What matters to them? • Pain, problems, hassles, fears, dangers, opportunities • Connect your unique expertise & experience #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  4. 4. Don’t Talk to Strangers • WordCamp audience — Beginners, Business, Publishers, Developers • I prefer Beginners or Business • Review past WordCamp topics & tracks #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  5. 5. MOVE PEOPLE #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  6. 6. Move People • Care about them and want to help them • Have ONE goal in mind • Point A to Point B • If you had 5 minutes to convince someone, how would you do it? • Key points, stories to change heart & mind #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  7. 7. PASSION #BOOM #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  8. 8. Be Passionate • “Light yourself on fire and people will come watch you burn.” • Talk about things you’re actually interested in & enthusiastic about • Pour. It. All. Out. • Give the gold. • Passion is contagious #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  9. 9. CONFIDENCE & IMPACT COME FROM PRACTICE #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  10. 10. Practice, Practice, Practice • I still get nervous, but I feel more and more confident each time • Practice any chance you get • Start somewhere — blogging, Meetups, lightning talks, webinars • Always be improving for impact — I learn something new every time #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  11. 11. BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  12. 12. Be Prepared • Preparation makes me less nervous, more confident • Prepare like it will all go wrong … because it will • Have a fallback / backup plan • Knowing everything will break helps me sharpen the message #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  13. 13. Be Prepared • Arrive super, geeky early • Review the room and setup • Imagine where you’ll stand • Watch a presenter before yours • Slides to SlideShare • Befriend point & A/V people #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  14. 14. HOW I PREPARE #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  15. 15. A good talk marinates in your heart & mind over several weeks #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  16. 16. How I Prepare • Start with Mind Map or SimpleNote • Organize, Outline • Start fleshing it out • Go to Keynote • Have others review • Whittle, Marinate, Whittle #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  17. 17. DURING THE TALK #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  18. 18. During the Talk • Start by getting the audience to do something • Use a clicker (hat tip: Chris Lema) • Have backup adapter cords • Full battery charge; no screen savers or sleep #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  19. 19. During the Talk • Stories have the most impact — “I was lost.” • Put Twitter ID + Conference Hashtag on slides • Use (and request) a microphone • Assign homework / challenges #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  20. 20. GETTING A TALK SELECTED #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  21. 21. Getting a Talk Selected • What is your title? • Who are you seeking to help? • What is my goal? • Why you? #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  22. 22. Getting a Talk Selected • Get your polished bio ready • Rehearse potential ideas on your blog, webinars • Ask for topic ideas • Submit multiple talks • Click Publish and submit your first talk #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  23. 23. KEEP BEING YOU #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  24. 24. Be You • Don’t try to be me, or anyone else • Takes time to find method & manner — I’m still honing mine • Be you on AND off stage • Remember: Someone changed your diapers #WordCampTips @corymiller303
  25. 25. Thanks and Good Luck! ! Giving a talk soon? Let us help. ashley@iThemes.com #WordCampTips @corymiller303
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