Getting Started with Conference Speaking

Getting Started with Conference Speaking

A talk on how to get started speaking at professional conferences.

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Natalie MacLees

January 31, 2015
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  1. Getting Started with Conference Speaking by Natalie MacLees

  2. None
  3. Introductions

  4. Why do it?

  5. Why would anyone 
 be interested in 
 what I

    have to say?
  6. None
  7. None
  8. Getting Ready

  9. Create Content

  10. The Pitch

  11. Call for Speakers Call for Papers

  12. Previous Topics

  13. Enthusiasm

  14. Demonstrate Expertise

  15. Clear title

  16. Be authentic

  17. Make It Personal

  18. What would you talk about?

  19. Preparing

  20. Plenty of Time

  21. Develop a System

  22. Research

  23. Organize

  24. Write

  25. Barebones Slides

  26. Practice

  27. Design Slides

  28. Practice again

  29. Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

  30. Glossophobia

  31. Breathing

  32. Practice, practice, practice

  33. Get inspired

  34. Make a video (ugh)

  35. Things the pros do

  36. Speak like a pro • Bathroom • Limit caffeine •

    Adapter • Local files • Clicker/pointer • Full charge • Charging Cable • No sleeping • Arrive early • Phone off • Slow down
  37. Resources • Book: Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott

    Berkun • Group: Toastmasters • Training: Story Studio • Talk: How Designers Destroyed the World by Mike Monteiro • Talk: More Perfect Typography by Tim Brown • Talk: How Schools Kill Creativity by Ken Robinson