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One weird trick to get better at public speaking

Lara Hogan
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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  2. That wasn’t the end.

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  3. The spotlight comes
    in many forms.

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

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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. Even experienced
    speakers feel
    this way.

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  9. one weird trick

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  10. PRACTICE TO GET
    FEEDBACK

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  11. PRACTICE TO GET
    FEEDBACK

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  12. Humans are bad
    at feedback.

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

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  14. Pick your
    feedback crew.

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  15. Pick your
    feedback medium.

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  16. Tee up good
    feedback.

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  17. Topic or Technical Depth
    Visuals or Presentation of Info
    Narrative Structure
    Speaking Style

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  18. Get feedback on
    audience
    distractions.

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  19. humor
    Photo by Austin Heller

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

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  21. Make sure
    everybody
    can read this.

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  22. PRACTICE
    ANSWERING
    QUESTIONS

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  23. “I’m afraid of…”

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

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  25. “I don’t know”

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

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  27. Prep your feedback
    crew to practice
    answering questions.

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  28. Ask them to get
    weird.

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  29. prep your brain to hear
    FEEDBACK

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  30. pro tip:
    THE MICRO-YES

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  31. Good feedback is
    specific and
    actionable.

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

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  33. What we need is a
    spectrum of 

    new voices.

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  34. Share your work
    and your knowledge.

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  35. Help others share
    their work and
    their knowledge.

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