re: Speaking At Technical Conferences VIEW POST


Public speaking isn't for everyone

That said, don't let your fears stop you either. I used to be terrified of public speaking and hated when I had to it in school or elsewhere. But it's something I wanted to do, so I started with meetups. First smaller ones (10ish people), then larger ones (50-60 people). Then I got my first talk accepted at a tech conference and was speaking in front of several hundred people. The more I did it the easier it became and this year I not only gave my own talks, but also emceed two events. There's still a lot I'd like to improve about my speaking, but I'm very happy with the progress I've made in a few short years.


Totally agreeing.
It's like Math isn't for everyone or Tech isn't for everyone.
If you don't practice the stuff, you're bad at it.
If you're bad at it, you feel very uncomfortable doing it.

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