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Confessions of a (nervous) public speaker

Confessions of a (nervous) public speaker

When I moved into Developer Relations, public speaking became my job despite finding it terrifying! Here's all I've learnt about managing speaker anxiety after four years in the role.

James Thomas

November 07, 2018

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  1. QUESTION TO ASK THE ORGANISER…. ▸ Display Connection: HDMI, VGA,

    Apple TV ▸ Internet: wireless, wired or none. ▸ Screen aspect ratio: 4x3 or 16x9. ▸ Microphone setup: lapel, hand-held podium ▸ Session details: when, where, length, Q&A ▸ Introductions: MC or self-introducing?
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  3. Dealing with difficult questions… 1 “I don’t know” 1 Deflect

    or bridge. 1 “I’m not here to talk about that”