Armagan Amcalar
Women Techmakers Berlin
August 12th, 2019

Public speaking workshop pt 1

You should give a talk this year!

Who am I?

Armagan Amcalar
Senior Engineering Manager @ Wayfair
Founder @ Lonca Works and Nimble Career Network

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Let's talk about talking

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Why you should talk

Common problems and challenges

Types of talks

Topic selection

Guideline

Tips & tricks for writing

Building outlines​

Preparation for the speech

What's next on other meetings

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Meeting 2

Recap of the basics

Write down ideas and drafts

Review drafts like a pro

Submit at least one talk to a conference!

 

Meeting 3

Lightning (and longer) talks out of our proposals!

Best practices of giving a speech

Why you should talk

Diversity
Sense of self-respect & self-acknowledgement
You have something in your mind that nobody believes
Spreading your knowledge, and selflessness
To learn a topic better
Meeting other people in the field
Travelling the world

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Common problems & Challenges

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Types of talks

Introduction to technologies
Live demo
Live coding
Practical examples
Approaches / theoretical
Thought provoking
Visionary
Dreamy
Fun / rhetorical
Experiences that no one has

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Topic selection

Anything is a topic


A History of Errors & a Future of Solutions


Native BigInts in JavaScript: A Case Study in TC39


Asynchrony: Under the Hood


Merge Conflict: a case study and application of peer conflict management training in Node.js

 

References: https://2018.jsconf.eu/schedule/#day1

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Guideline

No agenda slides
Start with a premise
Tell a story, even though it's technical
Do live demos, do them well. Prepare for the failure scenario
People can read code faster than you can type
Talk in their level
Variations of a talk according to time / audience
Cultural differences between audiences

 

The same talk can be 5 seconds, 5 minutes, 25 minutes, or two hours

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Tips and tricks for writing

WHAT are you talking about?

WHY should they listen to this talk?

HOW will they benefit from it?

Ask questions
Pique interest
Underline this is something nobody thought of

Be unique, be you

Have an elevator pitch ready

Start with a premise
End with a premise
Give resolutions

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Building outlines

State a problem

State a premise

State a solution

Why does that solution work for that problem?

Show that it works

State the premise again

Wrap up

 

The same talk can be 5 seconds, 5 minutes, 25 minutes, or two hours

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Preparation for the speech

Mirror practice
Recording practice

Giving the talk to peers
Writing everything down

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thank you!

Let's keep in touch!

Armagan Amcalar

armagan@amcalar.com
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WTM Berlin Public Speaking Workshop pt 1—You should give a talk this year

By Armağan Amcalar

WTM Berlin Public Speaking Workshop pt 1—You should give a talk this year

Participating in conferences and learning from experts is great, but as a community we are missing a lot when it’s the same faces every year, everywhere. We have to do our best to include everyone from a diverse background as speakers and learn from their experiences. This talk will prove you have what it takes to become a speaker yourself, and will give you practical advice to start your career as a speaker. We will talk about overcoming the impostor syndrome and eliminating self-doubt like “I don’t know what to talk about” and “I can’t talk in front of people”. This is a fun, inspiring talk, and by the end of it you will discover the super-hero speaker in you, bursting already with ideas for your first talk.

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