WordCamp New York City

Tammie Lister and Kathryn Presner will be presenting So You Want to Be a WordCamp Speaker: A practical workshop for beginners on August 3 at WordCamp New York City. We look forward to meeting a slew of aspiring speakers there!

Wordcamp NYC is sold out, but if you already have your ticket, you can sign up for the workshop here.

Have you considered presenting at a WordCamp but thought you didn’t know enough or felt like an imposter? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group set your knees quivering and your heart racing?

During this hands-on session we’ll look at what’s stopped you from speaking in the past – and explore how to move past your fears. We’ll delve into practical techniques for choosing a topic, writing a proposal, crafting presentation content, and making great slides.

We’ll discuss how to avoid common public-speaking mistakes and techniques for battling stage fright. We’ll help you navigate the dreaded post-presentation Q&A session and gather post-talk feedback. Each participant will come out of the workshop with a WordCamp or meetup talk proposal – and more confidence to submit it.

I'm speaking at WordCamp NYC 2014

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