re: What I wish someone told me about speaking at tech conferences VIEW POST


LOVE the article, great advice and references for more ... my advice (in addition to the awesome information in this article) ...

  1. I always take everything out of my pockets. Standing there, moving something around in your pants can be VERY distracting.
  2. I use Google Slides ... ALWAYS have a copy of the deck (maybe two, keep a copy on a flash drive); had the internet connection fail.
  3. Make sure you have the proper video connections; almost forgot to bring something to connect. Double check with the conference to see what they support HDMI, 15-PIN, or more.
  4. If you are early into the presenting realm and get accepted ask if there are experienced speakers that have been accepted that can mentor. I often find myself reviewing recordings of talks for new speakers.
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