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Baby Steps to Ballroom Dancing: Getting on the Path to Speaking Success

Baby Steps to Ballroom Dancing: Getting on the Path to Speaking Success

When trying something new, it's tempting to just throw yourself in the deep end of the pool and see if you can swim. When we do that, we set ourselves up to fail, and the results can be disastrous. In this talk, I'll give you practical advice on how to set yourself on a path that will encourage your own success, and grow your skills as a public speaker little by little.

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Elizabeth Naramore

March 22, 2013
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  1. Baby Steps to Ballroom Dancing Day Camp 4 Developers 22

    March, 2013 I’m Elizabeth Naramore. 1
  2. My Story I was pushed into the deep end of

    the pool. 2
  3. What makes a speaker successful? 3

  4. What makes a speaker successful? 1. knowledge 4

  5. What makes a speaker successful? 2. connection with the audience

    5
  6. What makes a speaker successful? 3. entertaining delivery 6

  7. What makes a speaker successful? 4. excited to be there

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  8. What makes a speaker successful? 5. great communicator & educator

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  9. What makes a speaker successful? 6. confidence 9

  10. What makes a speaker successful? 6. confidence 10

  11. Glossophobia 11

  12. Glossophobia: not the fear of shiny, lustrous items. 12

  13. Glossophobia: the fear of public speaking. 13

  14. Glossophobia 14

  15. Glossophobia It’s all in your head 15

  16. Glossophobia “Just tell them the story... the information is what

    the people want, the experience is what they want.” -- Jason Alexander 16
  17. Glossophobia “I have to believe that the poem is important.

    And I have to get into the poem and give it its due. To respect it enough to let it be heard.” -- Maya Angelou 17
  18. Glossophobia Public speaking is just like any kind of performance.

    18
  19. Glossophobia What weapons can we use against this fiery beast?

    19
  20. Glossophobia Be Prepared Relax Be Your Own Best Friend Practice

    through Action 20
  21. Glossophobia Be Prepared Relax Be Your Own Best Friend Practice

    through Action 21
  22. Glossophobia Be Prepared Relax Be Your Own Best Friend Practice

    through Action 22
  23. Glossophobia Be Prepared Relax Be Your Own Best Friend Practice

    through Action 23
  24. Practicing Through Action Baby Steps Toddler Steps Walking First Dance

    Steps Ballroom Dancing 24
  25. Step 1: Baby Steps 25

  26. Step 1: Baby Steps Be the plant. 26

  27. Step 1: Baby Steps Speak up. 27

  28. Step 1: Baby Steps Tell a story over coffee. 28

  29. Step 2: Toddler Steps 29

  30. Volunteer to Step 2: Toddler Steps emcee 30

  31. Step 2: Toddler Steps Suggest a fishbowl 31

  32. Step 2: Toddler Steps Teach some intro skills 32

  33. Step 2: Toddler Steps (nope, not kidding) Karaoke 33

  34. Step 3: Walking 34

  35. Step 3: Walking Get by with a little help from

    your friends 35
  36. Step 3: Walking Record yourself 36

  37. Step 3: Walking Share bits of info 37

  38. Step 3: Walking Go off on a tangent 38

  39. Step 4: First Dance Steps 39

  40. Go to the core Step 4: First Dance Steps 40

  41. Step 4: First Dance Steps Bring the thunder and lightning

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  42. Step 4: First Dance Steps Do some unconferencing 42

  43. Step 4: First Dance Steps Co- present 43

  44. Record Step 4: First Dance Steps a demo 44

  45. Step 4: First Dance Steps Regionalize 45

  46. Step 5: Ballroom Dancing 46

  47. Step 5: Ballroom Dancing Globalize 47

  48. Step 5: Ballroom Dancing Teach a workshop 48

  49. Step 5: Ballroom Dancing Do it live 49

  50. After Step 5 50

  51. After Step 5 51

  52. Further Reading 52

  53. I can help you! Elizabeth Naramore @ElizabethN elizabeth@github.com 53