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Why you should speak at technical conferences

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Why you should speak at technical conferences

  1. Why YOU Should Speak at Technical Conferences Poornima Vijayashanker #femgineerforum @femgineer June 19, 2014 1
  2. Background • Femgineer • Forums 2
  3. Agenda • Why you should speak at technical conferences. • How to brainstorm topics. • How to submit a proposal. • How to structure a talk. • How to engage an audience. • How to get over stage fright. • How to get paid to speak! • Breakout session 3
  4. Let’s wait in line together! 4
  5. Why would anyone care about what I have to say? 5
  6. Experiences & perspective. 6
  7. Someone more inexperienced. 7
  8. What I call networking! 8
  9. People come to you! 9
  10. Opportunities. 10
  11. What do I talk about? 11
  12. Heads down. 12
  13. Don’t have time... 13
  14. Take stock of past projects. 14
  15. A problem you solved. 15
  16. Something you learned. 16
  17. Share it with someone. 17
  18. How do I submit a proposal? 18
  19. • Keynote • Lightning • Panel • Workshop Types of Talks 19
  20. Audience. 20
  21. Who is attending? Interests? Experience level? Companies? 21
  22. • Title • Summary • Takeaways • Format • Level Proposal 22
  23. Don’t fear being clear! 23
  24. How do I structure a talk? 24
  25. Narrow scope. 25
  26. Wide open. 26
  27. High level. 27
  28. Strategy. 28
  29. Step-by-step. 29
  30. Balanced. 30
  31. How do I keep them engaged? 31
  32. Storytelling. 32
  33. Connection. 33
  34. Sign post. 34
  35. Connect the dots! 35
  36. 36
  37. Stage fright? 37
  38. Prep Practice Poise 38
  39. Record yourself. 39
  40. Getting paid to speak. 40
  41. ASK! 41
  42. Contract. 42
  43. Review • Why you should speak at technical conferences. • How to brainstorm topics. • How to submit a proposal. • How to structure a talk. • How to engage an audience. • How to get over stage fright. • How to get paid to speak! • Breakout session 43
  44. Want to host a forum at your company? Contact: justin@femgineer.com 44
  45. Additional Resources • How to Start Getting Speaking Engagements • Presentation Zen Book • Presentation Zen Blog • Screw the Script • Sample Presentations 45
  46. Q&A 46
  47. 47
  48. Breakout Session! 48
  49. KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDA DELIVERABLE BREAK OUT SESSION Come up with a topic. 30 minutes Get into groups of ~5 people. 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Take stock of past projects, problems, or what you recently learned that you’d like to share. 3. Create a title for the talk. 4. What are the takeaways? 5. Share it with the group. Short presentation 49
  50. Confident Communicator Get on the mailing list! Visit http://femgineer.com/learn/confident- communicator-course 50

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