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A Journey into Conference Speaking: How to Get Started (DevFest Atlanta, November 2017)

A Journey into Conference Speaking: How to Get Started (DevFest Atlanta, November 2017)

People put off conference speaking for many reasons, but that is not what this talk is about. Instead we will explore reasons to speak, including your return on investment, and discuss how to get started. Through reliving my journey from non-speaker to speaker, we will explore the process from submission day to speaking day, and learn tips and tricks to get you started on your first talk submission. You will leave empowered to start on your own speaking journey!

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Kristin Marsicano

November 04, 2017
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  1. A Journey into Conference Speaking: How to Get Started Kristin

    Marsicano @kristinmars #DevFest17
  2. Goal: Empower you to start your own journey @kristinmars #DevFest17

  3. My Journey: Wondering “What If?” @kristinmars #DevFest17

  4. @kristinmars #DevFest17

  5. @kristinmars #DevFest17

  6. Am I cut out for this? @kristinmars #DevFest17

  7. Is it worth the time and “risk”? @kristinmars #DevFest17

  8. How do I even start? @kristinmars #DevFest17

  9. My Journey: Finding a Mentor @kristinmars #DevFest17

  10. Stand on the shoulders of giants @kristinmars #DevFest17

  11. Giving a talk is worth it @kristinmars #DevFest17

  12. Giving a talk is worth it Self @kristinmars #DevFest17

  13. Credit: Chiuki Chan @chiuki https://news.realm.io/news/droidcon-boston-chiu-ki-chan-how-to-be-an-android-expert/ The Expert Cycle @kristinmars #DevFest17

  14. Giving a talk is worth it Self @kristinmars #DevFest17

  15. Giving a talk is worth it Company Self @kristinmars #DevFest17

  16. Community Giving a talk is worth it Company Self @kristinmars

    #DevFest17
  17. My Journey: Deciding to go for it @kristinmars #DevFest17

  18. It all starts with a decision @kristinmars #DevFest17

  19. My Journey: Picking a Topic @kristinmars #DevFest17

  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdhamQlFfg @kristinmars #DevFest17

  21. Topic does not have to be Earth-shattering @kristinmars #DevFest17

  22. Talk about what you know now @kristinmars #DevFest17

  23. Talk about what you care about @kristinmars #DevFest17

  24. Be inspired by what you want to know @kristinmars #DevFest17

  25. Get input from others... @kristinmars #DevFest17

  26. Get input from others... ...but trust yourself @kristinmars #DevFest17

  27. My Journey: Submitting Proposals @kristinmars #DevFest17

  28. http://coreylatislaw.com/6-tips-for-speaking-at-conferences/ @kristinmars #DevFest17

  29. Strong proposal @kristinmars #DevFest17

  30. Strong proposal Who @kristinmars #DevFest17

  31. Strong proposal Who What @kristinmars #DevFest17

  32. Strong proposal Who What Why @kristinmars #DevFest17

  33. Strong proposal Who What Why Personality @kristinmars #DevFest17

  34. Strong proposal Who What Why Personality Focus @kristinmars #DevFest17

  35. Get feedback on proposal @kristinmars #DevFest17

  36. Submit more than one @kristinmars #DevFest17

  37. It’s OK to give the same talk again @kristinmars #DevFest17

  38. Each “no” is one step closer to “yes” @kristinmars #DevFest17

  39. My Journey: Preparing the Talk @kristinmars #DevFest17

  40. Mirror the proposal @kristinmars #DevFest17

  41. Outline Low-Fi Slides @kristinmars #DevFest17

  42. Practice, tweak, repeat @kristinmars #DevFest17

  43. Visuals are important @kristinmars #DevFest17

  44. My Journey: Preparing to Talk @kristinmars #DevFest17

  45. Memorize flow @kristinmars #DevFest17

  46. Memorize first line @kristinmars #DevFest17

  47. Practice out loud @kristinmars #DevFest17

  48. Practice standing up @kristinmars #DevFest17

  49. Practice handling questions @kristinmars #DevFest17

  50. My Journey: Attending and Presenting @kristinmars #DevFest17

  51. Arrive early enough @kristinmars #DevFest17

  52. Check out the space @kristinmars #DevFest17

  53. Attend the speaker event @kristinmars #DevFest17

  54. Get a good night’s sleep @kristinmars #DevFest17

  55. Snooze all notifications @kristinmars #DevFest17

  56. Take a deep breath...then present @kristinmars #DevFest17

  57. Take a deep breath...then present @kristinmars #DevFest17

  58. My Journey: Reflecting @kristinmars #DevFest17

  59. What makes a good talk? @kristinmars #DevFest17

  60. Speaker + Content @kristinmars #DevFest17

  61. A good talk echos on… @kristinmars #DevFest17

  62. A good talk echos on… make sure it is recorded

    @kristinmars #DevFest17
  63. Network as much as you can @kristinmars #DevFest17

  64. Leverage social media @kristinmars #DevFest17

  65. Travel is not always paid for @kristinmars #DevFest17

  66. Burnout is real @kristinmars #DevFest17

  67. Your Journey: Getting Started @kristinmars #DevFest17

  68. Decide to go for it @kristinmars #DevFest17

  69. Find a mentor... @kristinmars #DevFest17

  70. Find a mentor... leverage this conference! @kristinmars #DevFest17

  71. Pick a speaking engagement to target @kristinmars #DevFest17

  72. Technically Speaking @techspeakdigest https://techspeak.email/ @kristinmars #DevFest17

  73. WriteSpeakCode @WriteSpeakCode http://www.writespeakcode.com/ @kristinmars #DevFest17

  74. http://coreylatislaw.com/ Corey Latislaw @coreylatislaw @kristinmars #DevFest17

  75. Chiu-Ki Chan @chiuki http://blog.sqisland.com/ @kristinmars #DevFest17

  76. Annyce Davis @brwngrldev http://adavis.info @kristinmars #DevFest17 Make sure to check

    out Tackling Twitter: http://adavis.info/2016/07/tackling-twitter.html
  77. Kristin Marsicano @kristinmars Big Nerd Ranch @bignerdranch