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Why aren't you giving talks yet? - JSUnconf2016

Michele
April 24, 2016
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Why aren't you giving talks yet? - JSUnconf2016

Destroying all the excuses people have for not giving a talk.

Michele

April 24, 2016
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  1. Why aren’t you
    giving talks yet?
    @sheley
    Michele with one L

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  2. Excuses, excuses
    @sheley

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  3. You don’t have
    anywhere to speak
    @sheley

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  4. There are tons of
    speaking opportunities
    waiting for you
    @sheley

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  5. People will judge you
    too harshly
    @sheley

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  6. Brains are extremely
    forgiving of speech
    @sheley

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  7. Speaking well just
    comes naturally to
    some people
    @sheley

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  8. It’s just like any other
    skill
    @sheley

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  9. You must be an expert
    before you can talk
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  10. You are qualified
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  11. You have to be a
    people-person to be a
    great speaker
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  12. Introverts can make
    great speakers
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  13. You’re too scared
    @sheley

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  14. –Mark Twain
    “There are two types of
    speakers: those that are
    nervous and those that
    are liars.”
    @sheley

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  15. If you can comfortably
    hold a conversation,
    you can give a talk
    @sheley

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  16. –Ian Tyson, stand up comedian & motivational speaker
    “The body’s reaction to
    fear and excitement is the
    same…so it becomes a
    mental decision: am I
    afraid or am I excited?”
    @sheley

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  17. You don’t have
    anything to talk about
    @sheley

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  18. The average person
    says 15,000 words a day
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  19. • a problem you solved
    • anything that makes you feel feelings
    • compare two unlike things you enjoy
    • tell a story
    • a topic you want to learn more about
    @sheley
    • topic doesn’t have to be unique

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  20. You don’t know how
    to write a proposal
    @sheley

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  21. It’s your elevator
    pitch
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  22. You must have the entire
    presentation ready before
    submitting a proposal
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  23. You can propose a talk
    before even thinking about
    how you will present
    @sheley

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  24. You don’t know any
    other speaker tricks
    @sheley

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  25. Fake it ’til you
    make it
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  26. You know it would
    just be a waste of time
    @sheley

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  27. • share your knowledge
    • gain deeper understanding of a topic
    • go cool places
    • meet more new people
    • get a new hobby
    @sheley
    • inspire someone
    • challenge and surprise yourself

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  28. @sheley
    3rd Thursday every month
    berlinjs.org
    @berlinjs

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  29. Further Resources
    • Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott
    Berkun
    • http://weareallaweso.me/
    • http://wunder.schoenaberselten.com/
    2016/02/16/how-to-prepare-and-write-a-tech-
    conference-talk/
    • @techspeakdigest
    @sheley

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