How To Talk Really, Really Good

A presentation at Women In Tech, Nottingham in February 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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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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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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How do I write the description of the talk

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Be Clear

● Purpose ● Grammar ● Plain English

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Why will people care?

● How is the talk useful? ● Who is it useful to?

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How is it different?

● What makes this different from the other talks? ● Maybe add a hook?

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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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The Proposal

● Hook & what problem are you solving. ● Briefly, what does the talk include? ● Who is it useful for & the last hook.

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But what about writing and doing the talk?!

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Secret Tip

● Don’t worry about writing the talk until it’s accepted

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Mentorship

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Workshop

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How do I submit?

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Signing in

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Submitting a talk

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Level

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Support

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Tags

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Notes

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Speaker tagline

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Social links

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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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Building it up

● Asking a question at an event ● Asking the first question at an event ● Attending events ● Volunteering ● Talk at a meetup ● Talk at a conference

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Travel The World

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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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DDD East Midlands

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See you there!