A presentation at Digital Lincoln in in Lincoln, UK by Jessica White
Our tech community is full of bright and interesting people, each with their unique experiences and points of view. Each and every person has something they can share that some of us would benefit from. You are one of these people. But how do you conquer that first step to submitting a talk, and what’s in it for you?
Let us be your guides through the challenging lands of talk submissions. From picking a topic to structuring the talk summary that will inspire and blow minds and submitting it. Finally, we’ll talk through why you should even think about speaking - it’s a scary thing to do, is it worth it?
By the end of this talk, you’ll not only be ready to inspire with your words but feel fully prepared to take on the world.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
The DDD East Midlands Blog including the in-progress How to Talk Really, Really Good
What is plain English? No slang, acronyms, colloquialisms - this is a guide on how to write English in a way that should be universally understood to all English speakers.
A website full of advise about speaking
Get talk description feedback from experienced public speakers
A blog on storytelling and flow.
A blog by David Neal on what he thinks are the 5 essential ingredients for an awesome tech talk
A blog around the power of using illustration in talks
Language considerations when writing your talks
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