Conference Speaking 101 (ZendCon 2012 Uncon)

Conference Speaking 101 (ZendCon 2012 Uncon)

At ZendCon and other (PHP) conferences, there's always a full schedule of speakers. Some are from the area, others are international speakers. But how did these speakers come to be speaking at a conference? And why? If you are interested in becoming a speaker and sharing your knowledge, and you want to know how to get there or what to expect, this is your talk! During this talk I'll tell you my personal story on how I became an international conference speaker and how I've experienced this.

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Stefan Koopmanschap

October 24, 2012
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  1. conference speaking 101 Tuesday, October 23, 12

  2. preparation Tuesday, October 23, 12

  3. the cfp Tuesday, October 23, 12

  4. the slides Tuesday, October 23, 12

  5. the code Tuesday, October 23, 12

  6. the practice Tuesday, October 23, 12

  7. the moment of truth Tuesday, October 23, 12

  8. taking questions Tuesday, October 23, 12

  9. then what? Tuesday, October 23, 12

  10. “show don't tell/start strong, end strong/be yourself/ empathise/practice" @aral Tuesday,

    October 23, 12
  11. “pick a topic you love and go for it. be

    natural and have passion for it, the content will do the rest for you" @rdohms Tuesday, October 23, 12
  12. “remember that the audience is on your side...they want you

    to do well, so just relax & let your passion come through" @elizabethn Tuesday, October 23, 12
  13. http://blog.calevans.com/2011/09/12/barcamp- nashville-11-tips-for-the-day-you-speak/ @calevans Tuesday, October 23, 12

  14. “make your presentation feel alive; avoid monotonous voices and being

    a living statue” @mvriel Tuesday, October 23, 12
  15. “be yourself” @the_linie Tuesday, October 23, 12

  16. “don't get nude on stage” @futurecat Tuesday, October 23, 12

  17. questions? Tuesday, October 23, 12

  18. Thank you! Tuesday, October 23, 12

  19. http://leftontheweb.com/ http://ingewikkeld.net/ https://joind.in/7583 @skoop Thank you! Tuesday, October 23, 12