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Speaking in Spite of Fear (We Rise Women in Tech Conference, June 2017)

Speaking in Spite of Fear (We Rise Women in Tech Conference, June 2017)

Have you considered submitting to a conference but then talked yourself out of it? Or maybe you never considered it at all? People put off speaking at conferences for many different reasons (I know, I was one of those people). But this talk is not about reasons not to speak. It is about reasons to speak.

In this talk I will share my journey from non-speaker to speaker. Along the way we will uncover the return on investment of giving a conference talk, explore the process from submission day to speaking day, and learn tips and tricks to get you started on your first talk submission. My hope is you will leave this talk empowered to start your own journey as a conference speaker.


Kristin Marsicano

October 12, 2017

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