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Public Speaking for Geeks


Whether you've presented at a conference before, or think you have no chance of ever getting a talk accepted, you'll come away from this session ready and able to start giving awesome technical presentations, both at conferences and to your customers and coworkers.

We've all been there, in the audience struggling to follow the conference session that meanders around aimlessly. Or that spends so much time on setup, time runs out before anyone gets to the point. Or that consists of some guy reading his slides to us. You can do better, and I'll show you how.

Starting with how to propose a conference topic in a way that will help it get accepted, we'll talk about how to deliver a session that will get your point across, wow the audience, and come off flawlessly every time. Topics covered will include "The SDLC (session development lifecycle)", "Giving Good Demo (aka Watching You Use Software is Painful)", and "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Audience."