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PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
@liamdempsey
LEARNING
to present, talk, and
ask questions in
AN INCLUSIVE WAY
A few
notes
@liamdempsey
CAN I
SHARE A
STORY?@liamdempsey
VALUE
diversity +
inclusion
@liamdempsey
FAILURE
to respect
others
@liamdempsey
NOT VALUING
others’
experiences
@liamdempsey
COGNITIVE
BIAS
@liamdempsey
@liamdempsey
NOT VALUING
others’
experiences
HOW DO
WE DO
BETTER?
@liamdempsey
Accept
RESPONSIBILITY
for actions
regardless of intent
@liamdempsey
Assume
everyone has
GOOD INTENT
@liamdempsey
Always
QUESTION
our assumptions
@liamdempsey
Be
AWARE
in the moment
@liamdempsey
Those with access
to power must
REDUCE
their access
@liamdempsey
Building inclusivity
DEMANDS WORK
by those with
access to power
@liamdempsey
FROM
MINDSET
TO ACTION
@liamdempsey
Do the
WORK
@liamdempsey
Share that
LEARNING
is in progress
@liamdempsey
APOLOGIZE
for mistakes
and errors
@liamdempsey
HOLD PEERS
ACCOUNTABLE
for missteps
@liamdempsey
Pay attention
to the
PRONOUNS
@liamdempsey
Speak in
GENDER NEUTRAL
terms for groups
of people
@liamdempsey
Speak to the
AUDIENCE you
want to create
@liamdempsey
Don’t ask
questions based on
PERCEIVED INTENT
@liamdempsey
LISTEN to how
others speak
and present
@liamdempsey
Focus on our
shared
HUMANITY
@liamdempsey
@liamdempsey
BACK TO
THAT
STORY
THANK YOU
@liamdempsey
liam@lbdesign.tv
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Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way

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As our tech communities grow more aware of the need to and value of being inclusive and welcoming in our approach, many people still struggle with how to amend their vocabulary and style of speaking to reflect their desire to really be inclusive. The causes for this are many but often include cognitive biases, and a lack of understanding about how to speak in a way that will entice others to hear and listen to what we're saying, and a misunderstanding on how importance words and phrases are to humans. This talk will explore the value of saying things in such a way so as to build inclusivity and connection between people. The talk will provide tools and language attendees can immediately implement to foster greater sense of welcome and community.

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Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way

  1. 1. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE @liamdempsey LEARNING to present, talk, and ask questions in AN INCLUSIVE WAY
  2. 2. A few notes @liamdempsey
  3. 3. CAN I SHARE A STORY?@liamdempsey
  4. 4. VALUE diversity + inclusion @liamdempsey
  5. 5. FAILURE to respect others @liamdempsey
  6. 6. NOT VALUING others’ experiences @liamdempsey
  7. 7. COGNITIVE BIAS @liamdempsey
  8. 8. @liamdempsey NOT VALUING others’ experiences
  9. 9. HOW DO WE DO BETTER? @liamdempsey
  10. 10. Accept RESPONSIBILITY for actions regardless of intent @liamdempsey
  11. 11. Assume everyone has GOOD INTENT @liamdempsey
  12. 12. Always QUESTION our assumptions @liamdempsey
  13. 13. Be AWARE in the moment @liamdempsey
  14. 14. Those with access to power must REDUCE their access @liamdempsey
  15. 15. Building inclusivity DEMANDS WORK by those with access to power @liamdempsey
  16. 16. FROM MINDSET TO ACTION @liamdempsey
  17. 17. Do the WORK @liamdempsey
  18. 18. Share that LEARNING is in progress @liamdempsey
  19. 19. APOLOGIZE for mistakes and errors @liamdempsey
  20. 20. HOLD PEERS ACCOUNTABLE for missteps @liamdempsey
  21. 21. Pay attention to the PRONOUNS @liamdempsey
  22. 22. Speak in GENDER NEUTRAL terms for groups of people @liamdempsey
  23. 23. Speak to the AUDIENCE you want to create @liamdempsey
  24. 24. Don’t ask questions based on PERCEIVED INTENT @liamdempsey
  25. 25. LISTEN to how others speak and present @liamdempsey
  26. 26. Focus on our shared HUMANITY @liamdempsey
  27. 27. @liamdempsey BACK TO THAT STORY
  28. 28. THANK YOU @liamdempsey liam@lbdesign.tv

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