How To Talk Really, Really Good

A presentation at Notts IoT Meetup in March 2019 in Nottingham, UK by Jessica White

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How To Talk Really, Really Good (and how to get the chance to)

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I don’t know anything that anyone will find interesting

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Nothing is easy until you know it ● It’s easy to dismiss the things you’ve learnt as easy ● What do you get excited about? ● What lessons did you learn? ● What can be learnt from your experience?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot But you could also learn something new… ● Some people find fear a great motivator ● But remember: You must be prepared enough for questions. Learning content takes time.

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But why would anyone care what I have to say?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot ● Who are you ● What’s your experience in this area? Bio ● Something fun

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Moreton is a Principal Engineer at The Ministry of Justice. Outside of his day job he is a Director and Co-organiser of DDD East Midlands, occasional speaker, volunteer, and event attendee. Bio He has enjoyed his experiences meeting the challenging needs of the rapidly growing businesses he has worked with whilst keeping his teams engaged and motivated. Moreton has previously been a line manager/technical lead and has a keen interest in API and backend development. His weakness is dark chocolate or a tasty mocha and is happy to chat over either.

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Bio Jessica is a software developer, international speaker & avid learner. Topics that they are interested in include community building, monitoring and continuous improvement of systems. They are a Director and Co-Founder of DDD East Midlands, a technology conference which will take place in 2019. Before switching to technology, they spent a previous life as a neuroscientist. They are easily bribed with coffee & loves hearing about other people’s experiences.

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How do I write the description of the talk

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot ● Purpose ● Grammar Be Clear ● Plain English

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot ● How is the talk useful? Why will people care? ● Who is it useful to?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot How is it different? ● What makes this different from the other talks?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot What value do you add? ● Will your audience take anything from this talk? ● Can it be applied or is it just entertainment?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot ● Hook & what problem are you solving solving. The Proposal ● Briefly, what does the talk include? ● Who is it useful for & last hook.

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But what about writing and doing the talk?!

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Secret Tip ● Don’t worry about writing the talk until it’s accepted

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Mentorship

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Workshop

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How do I submit?

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Signing in

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Submitting a talk

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Level

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Support

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Tags

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Notes

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Speaker tagline

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot Social links

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot What we see

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But why put in the effort?

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Little acts of rebellion lead to greatness

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@dddeastmidlands #nottsiot ● Asking a question at an event ● Asking the first question at an event Building it up ● Attending events ● Volunteering ● Talk at a meetup ● Talk at a conference

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Little things have lead to a lot.

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Make friends

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Challenge yourself & learn

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Make your CV shine

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SPONSORED BY: YOU?

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Tickets Live On The 23rd March at 9am. One week from Saturday!

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See you there! Talk to us on Twitter: Or by email: @dddeastmidlands sponsor@dddeastmidlands.com @JessPWhite jessica@dddeastmidlands.com @allmobro moreton@dddeastmidlands.com