Ever looked at a conference or Meetup speaker and thought to speak, hold on! The question of HOW moves you one step backwards.
Giving talks at tech events is a goal for many technologists, if you have urge of meeting new people you'll definitely make up with new friends who share the same interest and sharpen your storytelling and technical skills.
With that, let’s hop into our guide to speaking.
Step 1: Make a Goal
A clear idea of goals is very important as you will deliver your idea to the Listeners mind. Remember to cover the highlighted points such as
- Passion for specific Technology
- Recruiting folks to work for your team
- Increasing sales lead.
- Awareness of your brand
It is just not so easy to speak or deliver your thoughts it takes a bit of time and lots of practice. Just make sure you do not move out of the topic while speaking.
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- 2. Go for Picking an Event
A goal in mind is actually the important part. Once you've decided you can find events and venues that can interest you. It's a good idea to start with local meetups and smaller conferences at first. Speaking at a tech event can be another task you can gain.
3. Give a Proposal
As soon as you are done at which event you are targeting to speak give a proposal to the organizers. Here are some tips:
- Give Organizers what they want
Whatever stories they demand you need to design the story in such a way that you cover their requirements as well as your goal which you decided.
- Submit a Bit Early
As everyone applies last minute,
don't be a person in the crowd otherwise you'll be lost. Submit at least two weeks early. So that they come to know if your idea more precisely
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If your proposal has been accepted then, structure your talk on the basis of
- Persuasive Argument
- What I learned
- Make the session interactive
- It should be interesting so listeners feel interesting
- Deliver your talk!
Don't be nervous. Be confident! .Remember to speak slowly, but most importantly, remember why you wanted to do this in the first place. What was your goal? Try to bring yourself back to the why behind your talk