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

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Joe Mainwaring

Ignore the imposter syndrome that you might feel with public speaking, expertise is relative and based on our experiences. Focus on finding an audience that would benefit from hearing about your experiences instead - there's always going to be someone looking to get to where you're already at.

For giving a talk, I find starting with an outline is always the best approach to structuring my talk and flushing out the content for the different talking points. I always have a draft of an outline before I touch any presentation tools like powerpoint.

Presentations should be supporting aids to a talk, not the main content itself.

Lastly, practice giving your talk. Practice makes for perfect.

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Andrew (he/him) Author

Great tips! Thanks, Joe!