Getting Started Speaking Workshop

 

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Front end designer, developer,

instructor, speaker, volunteer, TA

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2004: Quietest

 

That's me

 

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Myth:

 

Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety

 

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84% of public speaking anxiety was completely unrelated to introversion-extraversion

 

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It has nothing to do with extraversion. It's a performance, and many performers are hugely introverted

 

Malcolm Gladwell

Introverted Writer

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2015: Speaker(!?)

 

Still quiet & introverted

 

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Who?

 

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You!

 

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You don't have to know everything

 

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We all have our own thing, that's the magic, that everybody comes with their own sense of strength and their own queendom. Mine could never compare to hers and hers could never compare to mine.

 

Jill Scott

Singer, Poet

 

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Your voice matters

 

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You have a unique & valuable perspective

 

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Where?

 

Finding a Location

 

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Speaking Locations

 
  • Meetup Groups
  • Unconferences
  • WordCamps
  • Office meetings
 

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Exercise

 

Post-its:

Jot down meetups, conferences, unconferences, etc. you've been to

 

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What?

 

Choosing a Topic

 

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Talk Topics

 
  • Things you want to learn about
  • Something you're REALLY EXCITED ABOUT!!!
  • Things you do every day
  • Something you want feedback on
 

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Exercise

 
  • What do you want to learn about?
  • What are you really excited about?
  • What have you just learned about?
  • What tasks do you do every day?
  • What do you want feedback on?
 

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When?

 

Getting Courage

 

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You may never feel "ready"

 

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Find Support

 

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Tell Your People

 

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Exercise

Jot down the names of those who support you, inspire you, are doing what you want to be doing

 

Optionally, tweet at someone and let them know they inspire you

How?

 

Writing a Talk Description

 

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Getting Started Speaking

 

This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up.

 

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Exercise

 

Write down possible title and a short description

 

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How?

 

Fleshing it Out

 

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Write an Outline

 
  • What: Choosing a topic
  • Brainstorm locations
  • Title & description
  • Write an outline
  • Slides
  • Practice
 

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Slides

 
  • Google Slides
  • slides.com
  • prezi.com
  • Keynote
  • Powerpoint
 

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How?

 

Preparing

 

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Practice

 
  • In the mirror
  • With a colleague
  • With a friend
  • Someone who's not in your field
  • Record yourself
 

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Speaking Tips

 
  • Your audience wants you to do well
  • They are there because they want to hear what you have to say
  • Don't tell them that you didn't prepare, even if you didn't
 

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Resources

 

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Questions?

 

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Getting Started Speaking Workshop

By Lauren Pittenger

Getting Started Speaking Workshop

This talk will cover how to get started speaking. This talk is for anyone who ever thought they didn’t know enough or thought that their knowledge wasn’t worth sharing. I’ll share my story as an introvert of how I got started speaking and some ways to gain confidence and momentum on the way to leveling up.

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