I started speaking at Technical Conferences a year ago and I’ve learned so many things since then. Things about the process of putting on a conference, choosing speakers, writing talks, crafting slides, interacting with the audience, and more.
I’ve never had a fear of public speaking per se; yet I just felt like I didn’t know “enough” to get up in front of dozens of people and share what “little” I did know. A few wonderful women in the Android Community helped me come to my senses and realize that I did have “something to say”. Not only that, what I wanted to share was valid, entertaining and useful.
If you’re interested in becoming a Conference Speaker, I hope that you find at least one thing in this post that can help you on your journey.
I’ve broken my learnings into four main sections:
- The Talk
- The People