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Demystifying Public Speaking

Lara Hogan
October 26, 2016
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Demystifying Public Speaking

In our work, we each have moments of being in a spotlight - whether it's during team standups, giving a presentation to a client, or pitching your promotion to your boss - and yet we all have different fears about those moments.

This talk aims to help you identify your public speaking fears and learn tactics to address them, so you can feel prepared when that spotlight happens.

The book, which has all this content and MUCH more! https://abookapart.com/products/demystifying-public-speaking

Lara Hogan

October 26, 2016
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  1. DEMYSTIFYING
    PUBLIC
    SPEAKING
    Lara Hogan @lara_hogan

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  2. That wasn’t the end.

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  3. The spotlight comes
    in many forms.

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  4. daily standup
    architecture reviews
    pitching a project to your team
    “managing up”

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  5. Public speaking
    is our #1 fear

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  6. VOICE &
    APPEARANCE

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  7. BEING JUDGED

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  8. We do it
    anyway.

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  9. 1. What do you want to say?
    2. Practice and get feedback
    3. Eat a donut

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  10. WHAT DO YOU
    WANNA SAY

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  11. Set expectations

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  12. this is where it
    starts getting meta
    ( )

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  13. Give yourself some
    structure.

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  14. Landscape
    Analysis
    Problem
    Options
    Solutions
    Reason
    Bigger Idea

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  15. Landscape
    Analysis
    Problem
    Options
    Solutions
    Reason
    Bigger Idea

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  16. Landscape
    Analysis
    Problem
    Options
    Solutions
    Reason
    Bigger Idea

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  17. Hold their attention.

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  18. Keep ‘em engaged
    Photo by Austin Heller

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  19. Delight yourself

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  20. Don’t
    distract
    your
    audience.

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  21. Wear what makes you
    feel like a superhero

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  22. PRACTICE &
    GET FEEDBACK

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  23. Humans are bad
    at feedback.

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  24. Let’s get better
    at giving and
    receiving feedback.

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  25. Pick your
    feedback crew.

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  26. Pick your
    feedback medium.

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  27. Tee up good
    feedback.

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  28. Is this too complex?
    Does my argument hold?
    Am I speaking too fast?
    Did I make any sense?

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  29. Practice surviving
    a fumble.

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  30. Prep your brain
    to hear the feedback.

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  31. Good feedback is
    specific and
    actionable.

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  32. General
    Specific &
    Actionable
    Positive
    Feedback
    — ‖
    Negative
    Feedback
    ― –

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  33. PRACTICE
    ANSWERING
    QUESTIONS

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  34. “I’m afraid of…”

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  35. Your audience is
    rooting for you.
    (right? please?)

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  36. “I don’t know”

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  37. You’re still in control
    during Q&A.

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  38. Prep your feedback
    crew to practice
    answering questions.

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  39. Ask them to get
    weird.

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  40. Eat your
    donut.

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  41. “Talks don’t define you; you define you.
    Talks come and go, but every single one
    will make you a better you.”
    - Raquel Vélez

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  42. Landscape
    Analysis
    Problem
    Options
    Solutions
    Reason
    Bigger Idea we’re here now

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  43. What we need is a
    spectrum of 

    new voices.

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  44. Share your work
    and your knowledge.

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  45. Help others share
    their work and
    their knowledge.

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