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Practicing the presentation at home

My First Public Tech Talk: What I’m Learning in Preparation

A while back I wrote an article titled What Standup Comedy Has Taught Me About Public Speaking and Life. That article provides a pretty comprehensive coverage of everything I know about public speaking. But even with all of that experience and knowledge, I’ve been learning a lot more in the process of preparing for my first public technology talk. Or perhaps I’ve just been revisiting, deepening, and consolidating existing realizations.

UPDATE

The talk was attended by 137 people. I enjoyed it immensely and I learned a ton. The average ratings by the attendees were:

  • Speaker: 4.74/5.
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The room where I gave the talk
Video of the talk

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