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Public speaking - FDP tech leads summit - 2018-04-30

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Public speaking - FDP tech leads summit - 2018-04-30

  1. 1. Public Speaking? No thanks. Frédéric Harper @fharper Senior Developer Evangelist @ Fitbit FDP Tech Leads Summit – 2018-04-30• Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1cbAX5R
  2. 2. today’s goal Let’s make a "no thanks" into a "fuck yeah"
  3. 3. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1a5hsu1 you too can be a speaker
  4. 4. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/18879Pi I am scared
  5. 5. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1a4csSM were you afraid?
  6. 6. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1gC9V9I you overcame that fear
  7. 7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_speaking public speaking Public speaking is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain.
  8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_speaking public speaking – Fred’s (better) version Public speaking is the process or act of performing a speech to for a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform educate, to persuade inspire and to entertain.
  9. 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_speaking public speaking – Fred’s (better) version Public speaking is the act of performing a speech for a live audience to educate, to inspire and to entertain.
  10. 10. the inspiring equation Sharing your passion + Exciting your audience about cool stuff + Showing them the benefits = Inspiring them
  11. 11. why
  12. 12. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1a5o2AM share your art
  13. 13. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/17eMuPW help others
  14. 14. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/15FWL4I it’s not just about others
  15. 15. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/161cD1B you’ll learn a lot
  16. 16. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1aEy3A4 you’ll get visibility
  17. 17. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1790kRK you’ll grow your network
  18. 18. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/19lkODu you’ll become the expert
  19. 19. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1aa5CeM you’ll grow your personal branding
  20. 20. 8 years ago…
  21. 21. many benefits
  22. 22. many, many benefits
  23. 23. how
  24. 24. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/16qAv18 what is your passion?
  25. 25. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/19vff93 define your topic
  26. 26. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1a4x7Gs list your speaking points
  27. 27. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/2vX5d4V draft your abstract
  28. 28. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1bc9mwk create your story
  29. 29. the presentation arc Introduction What’sinforme Excitingdigestiblebites Maincontent Conclusion CTA Resources (Demos)
  30. 30. the presentation arc – Intro to Fitbit OS SDK Introaboutyou&thetopic NewOS,easy&hugeusersbase FitbitOSbasics(SVG,CSS,JS) Howtobuildaclockface Thanks,can’twaittosee whatyou’lldo ClockFacesStation DeveloperPortal& socialmedia Buildingaclockfacedemo
  31. 31. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1eHa1IQ create the visual material
  32. 32. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1fTCmi3 die bullet points, die…
  33. 33. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/17eESNr practice
  34. 34. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/16raApX practice
  35. 35. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1eHvJMI and practice
  36. 36. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/18fKAMq stay who you are
  37. 37. speaker idol
  38. 38. Rules § Alone or in a team of one § You have 2 minutes to talk about one of your passions § Others will have 1 minute to ask questions § The group will have 1 minute to give you feedbacks
  39. 39. Goals 1. Starting in a pressure-free environment 2. Getting more comfortable to speak in front of a crowd 3. Getting used to manage questions & feedback from attendees 4. Receiving tips, and tricks to start on a roll!
  40. 40. tips & tricks cornucopia
  41. 41. Tips & tricks it’s not for everyone, but everyone can do it
  42. 42. Tips & tricks like anything, experience will make it better & easier
  43. 43. Tips & tricks you cannot please everyone
  44. 44. Tips & tricks always remember that attendees give you their time
  45. 45. Tips & tricks know your shit in & out
  46. 46. Tips & tricks don’t let your slides replace you
  47. 47. Tips & tricks don’t do live coding, nobody likes it
  48. 48. Tips & tricks never ask "is there someone who doesn’t know X?"
  49. 49. Tips & tricks don’t focus on THAT person who seems bored af
  50. 50. Tips & tricks actually, don’t focus on anyone!
  51. 51. Tips & tricks be open to constructive feedback
  52. 52. Tips & tricks don’t mind shitty one
  53. 53. Tips & tricks you are on the stage, they are not
  54. 54. Tips & tricks be humble
  55. 55. Tips & tricks it’s OK not to know something
  56. 56. Tips & tricks don’t bullshit, ever
  57. 57. Tips & tricks the demo God will always be an asshole
  58. 58. Tips & tricks have backup plans for your slides
  59. 59. Tips & tricks always do a test run
  60. 60. Tips & tricks assume you’ll speak faster than during rehearsal
  61. 61. Tips & tricks be present for your audience
  62. 62. Tips & tricks be considerate for the next speaker
  63. 63. Tips & tricks empty seats, don’t worry
  64. 64. Tips & tricks don’t be last minute, prepare yourself
  65. 65. Tips & tricks bring water
  66. 66. Tips & tricks don’t drink alcohol before your talk
  67. 67. Tips & tricks go for the obligatory biological break before your talk
  68. 68. Tips & tricks use your own computer (and clicker if you have one)
  69. 69. Tips & tricks use big font for text
  70. 70. Tips & tricks zoom the code in your IDE
  71. 71. Tips & tricks use high quality pictures or images
  72. 72. Tips & tricks the shorter the talk, the more difficult it will be
  73. 73. Tips & tricks validate with your audience
  74. 74. Tips & tricks learn from rock star presenters
  75. 75. Tips & tricks ask them for tips, most are friendly
  76. 76. Tips & tricks assume that what is easy or known by you, isn’t for all
  77. 77. Tips & tricks leave time for questions
  78. 78. Tips & tricks there is always someone who knows more than you
  79. 79. Tips & tricks maximize your efforts (reuse, record, share...)
  80. 80. Tips & tricks and finally...
  81. 81. Tips & tricks don’t be boring!
  82. 82. where
  83. 83. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/18G37DI work
  84. 84. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/HdMB2F barcamp events
  85. 85. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/2FoyLru meetups
  86. 86. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/1dvKyBv conferences
  87. 87. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/189j8ML toastmasters.org
  88. 88. so…
  89. 89. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/16ixYzr I want you to do public speaking
  90. 90. Creative Commons: http://j.mp/15aLZVS I can help
  91. 91. we can help
  92. 92. Frédéric Harper outofcomfortzone.net fharper@fitbit.com dev.fitbit.com

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