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Discussion on: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding?

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Dave Orleans

Horror stories? Nope. But I can tell you that you're going to do something that many people will attend, listen to and empathize with you. After all, when was the last time you went to a talk and lambasted the person? Probably never. You can do this. I'd also think back to your PhD defense. This was probably a way more anticipatory lost night of sleep than a talk. We're gong to want to hear your talk, your wisdom and remember this (I used to do Toastmasters which you may want to research), EVERYBODY has presentation anxiety. It's totally normal and expected; it does get easier though once you'll fully fluent on the topic or weave little stories/anecdotes into your talk to relate to your audience. We're social mammals and want you to succeed; Just remember that. Great luck!

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Andrew (he/him) Author

Thanks for the advice, Dave! I'd never heard of Toastmasters before. Interesting!