You. You right there. Yes, you! You have a fantastic story inside you, and you’re struggling on how to get that story out to others in your community—but you’re scared, and you don’t know where to start.
This workshop will take you on a journey, figuratively and literally, to helping you understand how you can overcome your fears of sharing that story, experience, or idea to others.
This workshop will be a wide range of experiences: Jim, Ard, Alex, Dan & Petra, accomplished speakers, we’ll start out sharing ideas on getting started, overcoming adversity, dealing with fears, and finding a voice.
These speakers will also share practical tips on building and delivering a presentation, from effective slides to movement and posture on stage.
Much of this tutorial will follow the Unconference philosophy: Attendees will help drive the overall session direction by selecting and creating topics that matter most to them. Attendees will also participate in challenging exercises to help focus ideas and practice foundational skills such as abstract creation, dealing with fear/stage fright, and handling disruptions during a talk.
Throughout the day we’ll move to different environments in the venue so that your mind will stay engaged, refreshed, and active.
The day will finish with attendees participating in a round of Lightning Talks, three-minute presentations they’ve created, polished, and practiced throughout the day.
Your goal coming out of this tutorial is to have a concrete set of actionable steps (and the courage!) to submit a proposal to a meet-up, user group or conference!
Let’s do this, looking forward to hear your story!