Demystifying Public Speaking

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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

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Lara Hogan

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

  2. None
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  4. That wasn’t the end.

  5. The spotlight comes in many forms.

  6. daily standup architecture reviews pitching a project to your team

    “managing up”
  7. Public speaking is our #1 fear

  8. VOICE & APPEARANCE

  9. BEING WRONG

  10. BEING JUDGED

  11. We do it anyway.

  12. 1. What do you want to say? 2. Practice and

    get feedback 3. Eat a donut
  13. WHAT DO YOU WANNA SAY

  14. Set expectations

  15. this is where it starts getting meta ( )

  16. Give yourself some structure.

  17. Landscape Analysis Problem Options Solutions Reason Bigger Idea

  18. Landscape Analysis Problem Options Solutions Reason Bigger Idea

  19. Landscape Analysis Problem Options Solutions Reason Bigger Idea

  20. Hold their attention.

  21. Keep ‘em engaged Photo by Austin Heller

  22. Delight yourself

  23. Don’t distract your audience.

  24. Wear what makes you feel like a superhero

  25. PRACTICE & GET FEEDBACK

  26. Humans are bad at feedback.

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

  28. Pick your feedback crew.

  29. Pick your feedback medium.

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  31. Tee up good feedback.

  32. Is this too complex? Does my argument hold? Am I

    speaking too fast? Did I make any sense?
  33. Practice surviving a fumble.

  34. Prep your brain to hear the feedback.

  35. Good feedback is specific and actionable.

  36. General Specific & Actionable Positive Feedback — ‖ Negative Feedback

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  38. PRACTICE ANSWERING QUESTIONS

  39. “I’m afraid of…”

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

  41. “I don’t know”

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

  43. Prep your feedback crew to practice answering questions.

  44. Ask them to get weird.

  45. Eat your donut.

  46. “Talks don’t define you; you define you. Talks come and

    go, but every single one will make you a better you.” - Raquel Vélez
  47. Landscape Analysis Problem Options Solutions Reason Bigger Idea we’re here

    now
  48. What we need is a spectrum of 
 new voices.

  49. Share your work and your knowledge.

  50. Help others share their work and their knowledge.

  51. Thank you!