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2 DAY COURSE

Giving Engaging Technical Talks at Conferences and Meetups

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Join us for this two-day tech talk training session and gain the skills you need to propose, create and deliver a great technical presentation and get your audience engaged and excited about your ideas! Meet and exchange ideas with a range of other passionate members of the tech community to turn what you learn into concrete approaches to not just your public speaking but your approach to structuring your thoughts and methods within any given project.

Jenny Martin, public speaking coach and expert in all things Agile, first dives into the processes that help you refine your ideas, submit a talk proposal, shape your messages, and practice your talk to camera. Second, you will be geared up to deliver a presentation of an idea you have and coached in how to present with flare, presence, and in a way that reflects your personal style.

This is a fun and approachable tech talk workshop that understands that great presenters are made and not born. You will quickly forget about any nerves and self-consciousness by being given simple and supportive frameworks in which to work and deliver your message.

- Great presenters are made, not born. Add flair and form to your tech talks -


Who you will be learning with

All members of the software development community interested in building confidence in their presentations and public speaking. No previous presenting experience required.

How to apply these skills

Take away a simple and clear framework for effective tech talk delivery so that you can more confidently and effectively spread your ideas to those within the software community.

What next?

Book early to receive a discount on the course price and in doing so you will not only commit to growing your own skillset, but help us grow our community of over 140,000 passionate techies.

Check out previous attendees presenting their first tech talks at CloudNative London 2018. Simon Westcott presented 'Accelerating Delivery Velocity With Kubernetes' and Liliana Ziolek delivered her talk, 'Look At The Clouds From 10,000 Feet Above'. Liliana sat down and talked with us about her first tech talk only minutes after she got off stage.

Learn how to:

  • Prepare and give talks confidently in the software development community
  • Improve the chances of getting talk proposals accepted
  • Structure your presentation so that it is valuable, fun and engaging
  • Give credible talks and speeches internally and at public events
  • Present with flare and presence
  • Play to your strengths and personal style
  • Gain skills to help share your skills and technical expertise with others
  • Deliver impactful technical demonstrations
  • Get feedback on technologies and practices in the community
  • Interact with your audience

What the community says

"All around excellent instructor."

Alex Tasioulis on 11th Sep 2018

"Jenny was absolutely fabulous. She helped us bringing up our skills at talking in public. All material was spot on. Love the Legos."

Marcos Holgado, Sky on 11th Sep 2018

"Really nice assessment of the audience's attention and nice adapting to it with exercises, games and breaks. I really feel better armed and more confident for my upcoming talk."

Jeremy on 22nd Jun 2018

"I am surprised by how effective this training was! I did not know there are so many details that can help you performing a tech talk!"

Bartlomiej on 22nd Jun 2018

"Jenny is an excellent instructor who managed to create a safe environment which allowed the group to experiment and bond. Despite fairly stressful subject matter (public speaking) we had a lot of fun!"

Attendee on 22nd Jun 2018

About the Author

Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin coaches in Agile delivery, quality improvement and innovation gaming. She has a deep appreciation for business goal segmentation and the visualization of what she labels ‘horizons of value’ within business strategy.

Day 1

Preparing an Awesome Talk / Presentation

  • Introductions and Ice-breakers
  • Profiling your Audience
    • Audience Personas (Exercise)
    • It’s all about them
  • Crafting a proposal that gets selected (Exercise)
    • Getting the topic right
    • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Structuring your presentation
    • 45 Second Rule
    • Beginning, Middle, End (Exercise)
    • IMPACT
    • The Rule of 3s
  • Shaping your messages
    • Brainstorm, explore, rationalize (Exercise)
    • Refine Content with SUCCESS model (Exercise)
  • Preparing Visual Aids
  • Guides on slides – do’s and don’ts
    • Sexy slides (Exercise)
    • Tools
    • Other powerful approaches
  • Preparing for a Technical Demonstration
    • What does my audience know, think and feel about my topic?
    • What are the 3 messages I want them to take away?
    • LAD (Leanest Awesome Demo)
  • Being Prepared
    • Rehearsal strategies
    • Being prepared on the day
  • Day 1 Presentations
    • Delegates present their prepared 5 minute talk to camera and are able to review themselves overnight (we upload them to a link which they are able to access)

Day 2

Delivering an Awesome Talk / Presentation

  • Communication
    • The basics about different forms of communication
    • Why does communication go wrong?
  • Developing Confidence
    • My Superhero self - who do I want to be?
    • Know your strengths
    • Overcoming nerves
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – ITERATE!
    • *A number of short presenting games and challenges focused on putting learning into practice and get rapid feedback. Smile and give your audience something to smile about! *
  • Verbal Communication
    • Fluency / Articulation (games)
    • A good structure (games)
  • Vocal variation and agility (games)
  • Visual communication and body language (games)
    • Stance, eye contact, facial expression, authenticity (games)
    • Gestures
    • Movement on Stage
  • Presenting with Flare and Presence (let’s put it all together)
    • Conversations and Storytelling (games)
    • Presenting with Passion (games)
    • The Wow moment (Exercise)
  • Handling technical demonstrations and presentations
    • Top tips
    • Be slick (games)
  • Audience interaction and participation
    • Small Groups 4-40
    • Large Groups - 100 - 300
  • Final Talks
    • *Attendees get time to refine and practice their presentations and deliver them again to camera. *
  • Final Hooray
  • Reflection and conclusions
    • What will I take away? What am I going to do next?

Audience

All members of the software development community interested in developing confidence in presenting and public speaking. No previous presenting experience required.

Prerequisites

  • An idea for, or loosely prepared 3 minute talk
  • A laptop with software for word processing, presenting and ideally mind-mapping
  • Optional - a mobile phone with video capability (if you want to record yourself in some of the games)

Bring your own hardware

To participate in this course you are required to bring your own laptop with any OS, word processing software and some sort of presentation software also (either prezi, keynote or Powerpoint) preferred.

Overview

Join us for this two-day tech talk training session and gain the skills you need to propose, create and deliver a great technical presentation and get your audience engaged and excited about your ideas! Meet and exchange ideas with a range of other passionate members of the tech community to turn what you learn into concrete approaches to not just your public speaking but your approach to structuring your thoughts and methods within any given project.

Jenny Martin, public speaking coach and expert in all things Agile, first dives into the processes that help you refine your ideas, submit a talk proposal, shape your messages, and practice your talk to camera. Second, you will be geared up to deliver a presentation of an idea you have and coached in how to present with flare, presence, and in a way that reflects your personal style.

This is a fun and approachable tech talk workshop that understands that great presenters are made and not born. You will quickly forget about any nerves and self-consciousness by being given simple and supportive frameworks in which to work and deliver your message.

- Great presenters are made, not born. Add flair and form to your tech talks -


Who you will be learning with

All members of the software development community interested in building confidence in their presentations and public speaking. No previous presenting experience required.

How to apply these skills

Take away a simple and clear framework for effective tech talk delivery so that you can more confidently and effectively spread your ideas to those within the software community.

What next?

Book early to receive a discount on the course price and in doing so you will not only commit to growing your own skillset, but help us grow our community of over 140,000 passionate techies.

Check out previous attendees presenting their first tech talks at CloudNative London 2018. Simon Westcott presented 'Accelerating Delivery Velocity With Kubernetes' and Liliana Ziolek delivered her talk, 'Look At The Clouds From 10,000 Feet Above'. Liliana sat down and talked with us about her first tech talk only minutes after she got off stage.

Learn how to:

  • Prepare and give talks confidently in the software development community
  • Improve the chances of getting talk proposals accepted
  • Structure your presentation so that it is valuable, fun and engaging
  • Give credible talks and speeches internally and at public events
  • Present with flare and presence
  • Play to your strengths and personal style
  • Gain skills to help share your skills and technical expertise with others
  • Deliver impactful technical demonstrations
  • Get feedback on technologies and practices in the community
  • Interact with your audience

What the community says

"All around excellent instructor."

Alex Tasioulis on 11th Sep 2018

"Jenny was absolutely fabulous. She helped us bringing up our skills at talking in public. All material was spot on. Love the Legos."

Marcos Holgado, Sky on 11th Sep 2018

"Really nice assessment of the audience's attention and nice adapting to it with exercises, games and breaks. I really feel better armed and more confident for my upcoming talk."

Jeremy on 22nd Jun 2018

"I am surprised by how effective this training was! I did not know there are so many details that can help you performing a tech talk!"

Bartlomiej on 22nd Jun 2018

"Jenny is an excellent instructor who managed to create a safe environment which allowed the group to experiment and bond. Despite fairly stressful subject matter (public speaking) we had a lot of fun!"

Attendee on 22nd Jun 2018

About the Author

Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin coaches in Agile delivery, quality improvement and innovation gaming. She has a deep appreciation for business goal segmentation and the visualization of what she labels ‘horizons of value’ within business strategy.

Program

Day 1

Preparing an Awesome Talk / Presentation

  • Introductions and Ice-breakers
  • Profiling your Audience
    • Audience Personas (Exercise)
    • It’s all about them
  • Crafting a proposal that gets selected (Exercise)
    • Getting the topic right
    • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Structuring your presentation
    • 45 Second Rule
    • Beginning, Middle, End (Exercise)
    • IMPACT
    • The Rule of 3s
  • Shaping your messages
    • Brainstorm, explore, rationalize (Exercise)
    • Refine Content with SUCCESS model (Exercise)
  • Preparing Visual Aids
  • Guides on slides – do’s and don’ts
    • Sexy slides (Exercise)
    • Tools
    • Other powerful approaches
  • Preparing for a Technical Demonstration
    • What does my audience know, think and feel about my topic?
    • What are the 3 messages I want them to take away?
    • LAD (Leanest Awesome Demo)
  • Being Prepared
    • Rehearsal strategies
    • Being prepared on the day
  • Day 1 Presentations
    • Delegates present their prepared 5 minute talk to camera and are able to review themselves overnight (we upload them to a link which they are able to access)

Day 2

Delivering an Awesome Talk / Presentation

  • Communication
    • The basics about different forms of communication
    • Why does communication go wrong?
  • Developing Confidence
    • My Superhero self - who do I want to be?
    • Know your strengths
    • Overcoming nerves
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – ITERATE!
    • *A number of short presenting games and challenges focused on putting learning into practice and get rapid feedback. Smile and give your audience something to smile about! *
  • Verbal Communication
    • Fluency / Articulation (games)
    • A good structure (games)
  • Vocal variation and agility (games)
  • Visual communication and body language (games)
    • Stance, eye contact, facial expression, authenticity (games)
    • Gestures
    • Movement on Stage
  • Presenting with Flare and Presence (let’s put it all together)
    • Conversations and Storytelling (games)
    • Presenting with Passion (games)
    • The Wow moment (Exercise)
  • Handling technical demonstrations and presentations
    • Top tips
    • Be slick (games)
  • Audience interaction and participation
    • Small Groups 4-40
    • Large Groups - 100 - 300
  • Final Talks
    • *Attendees get time to refine and practice their presentations and deliver them again to camera. *
  • Final Hooray
  • Reflection and conclusions
    • What will I take away? What am I going to do next?
Audience

Audience

All members of the software development community interested in developing confidence in presenting and public speaking. No previous presenting experience required.

Prerequisites

  • An idea for, or loosely prepared 3 minute talk
  • A laptop with software for word processing, presenting and ideally mind-mapping
  • Optional - a mobile phone with video capability (if you want to record yourself in some of the games)

Bring your own hardware

To participate in this course you are required to bring your own laptop with any OS, word processing software and some sort of presentation software also (either prezi, keynote or Powerpoint) preferred.