My name is Eugene.
I like speaking in front of audiences.
I am also terrified of speaking in front of audiences.
1. public speaking
source: National Social Anxiety Center
...and, are relevant to events around you
No subject is too simple
Think about things that interest you...
Create a simple note to keep track of ideas
Understand Content vs Delivery
Plan for less time than alloted
Study speakers you like (and dislike!)
If a slide must be complex, present it in sections
But really, simple slides
Think about color schemes
Do not write down every word you plan on saying
Create a simple outline instead
Or use the slides as your guide!
Considerable additional complexity
Plan for the best, prepare for the worst!
Don't get unnecessarily fancy
Videos could freeze
Internet could be spotty
Sound might not work at location
Have a fallback!
Record yourself presenting
Look for undesired sounds, movements, words...
Ask for an honest friend to watch you
Did you get that rash taken care of?
Bring your own equipment
Prepare your system to avoid surprises
And mostly, have fun!
Involve the audience
Be prepared to zoom into small text/images
Read conference description carefully!
Ask someone to co-present
Sign up for lightning talks
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