One weird trick to get better at public speaking

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February 01, 2017

One weird trick to get better at public speaking

Leverage feedback during a practice run to get better at giving talks!

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Lara Hogan

February 01, 2017
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  1. One weird trick to get better at PUBLIC SPEAKING Lara

    Hogan @lara_hogan
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  4. That wasn’t the end.

  5. The spotlight comes in many forms.

  6. client presentations daily standup talking to your boss design critiques

  7. Public speaking is our #1 fear

  8. VOICE & APPEARANCE

  9. BEING WRONG

  10. BEING JUDGED

  11. Even experienced speakers feel this way.

  12. one weird trick

  13. PRACTICE TO GET FEEDBACK

  14. PRACTICE TO GET FEEDBACK

  15. Humans are bad at feedback.

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

  17. Pick your feedback crew.

  18. Pick your feedback medium.

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  20. Tee up good feedback.

  21. Topic or Technical Depth Visuals or Presentation of Info Narrative

    Structure Speaking Style
  22. Get feedback on audience distractions.

  23. humor Photo by Austin Heller

  24. Don’t distract your audience. Photo by @theobserving

  25. Make sure everybody can read this.

  26. PRACTICE ANSWERING QUESTIONS

  27. “I’m afraid of…”

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

  29. “I don’t know”

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

  31. Prep your feedback crew to practice answering questions.

  32. Ask them to get weird.

  33. prep your brain to hear FEEDBACK

  34. pro tip: THE MICRO-YES

  35. Good feedback is specific and actionable.

  36. General Specific & Actionable Positive — ‖ Negative ― –

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  38. What we need is a spectrum of 
 new voices.

  39. Share your work and your knowledge.

  40. Help others share their work and their knowledge.

  41. Thank you!