Be a kickass speaker - Mozcamp 2011

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An introduction how to be a public speaker for people of the Mozilla community.

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  • How to be a kick-asspublic speaker!

    Chris Heilmann, MozCamp Berlin 2011

  • Developer Engagement

  • Go into the open and speak for Mozilla!

  • We need you to go on stage and rock the show!

  • Reasons: 1) Why go where you already are?

  • Reasons: 2) Why send a few people when we have hundreds?

  • Reasons: 3) Speaking can be dangerous.

  • Lets start with some homework.

  • http://7qy.go.ly/kickass/speaker

  • http://developer-evangelism.com

  • What keeps interested people from public speaking?

  • Common myths...

  • Everybody can give a talk, just send them a slide deck

    BSEverybody can cook a 5 star meal, just give them the right ingredients!

  • Nobody wants to hear from unknown speakers!

    BSWhere do known speakers come from?

  • Speaking means you stopped doing a real job!

    BSSo why do people pay to see others speak about the things they obviously know better?

  • Personal reasons and barriers.

  • I am not a speaker!I got nothing to say...Others already covered that...I am scared of doing it wrong!I will need trainingI have no chance to speak!

  • I am not a speaker!

    A good speaker......is a person so passionate about a topic that they want to share.

  • I am not a speaker!

    A kick-ass speaker......is a person passionate about a topic and about sharing that passion.

  • I am not a speaker!

    A kick-ass speaker...... is a mix of reporter, educator and entertainer.

  • Five things that make you a speaker - regardless of your performing talent.

  • Know your stu

    Everything can go wrong on stage. Be the expert. Then they are a minor inconvenience.

  • Run the show

    It is you on stage - do not give someone elses talk.

  • Run the show

    Be proud of your style and do it your way!

  • Run the show

  • Be passionate!

    http://www.ickr.com/photos/fdecomite/5674965049/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prune.JPG

  • It gets easier the more you do it

    My rst talks were awful. Really!

  • Listen to feedback and judge

    It hurts, it is annoying, but you get better by seeing yourself.

  • Listen to feedback and judge

    Danger: immediate feedback *is* polarised.

  • I got nothing to say...

    Mozilla has lots of stu you can tell people about!

  • The topic grab bag!

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Engagement/Developer_Engagement/Grab_bag

  • Others already covered that...

    Topics get re-used over and over again.

  • Others already covered that...

    But they were never covered in your personal style and with your experiences.

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    If you stop being scared, get o the stage!

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Mistakes happen, we learn from them!

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Look at other presentations and note down what annoys you...

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    ...then make sure you dont do the same! Simple, isnt it?

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Same goes for nding things that you like. Do them.

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    But dont copy other peoples styles!

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    For example...Some presentation styles and moments that make me cringe:

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    The teleshopping presentation a.k.a. my pet techie

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Live coding LIKE A BOSS!

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    A day at the movies...

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Numbers, graphs and bullet points.

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    So inspiring, like REALLY, sooooo inspiring!

  • I am scared of doing it wrong!

    Reading time with you, me, and my slide deck.

  • I will need training!

    Training can be given, but I can predict what you really need is experience.

  • I will need training!

    That said, Id love us to have workshops to take this further. Demand them and they will come!

  • I have no chance to speak!

    Meetups, unconferences, lightning talks rounds, meets and greets happen *all* the time *all* over the globe!

  • I have no chance to speak!

    http://lanyrd.comhttp://meetup.comhttp://facebook.com

    ... amongst others.

  • I have no chance to speak!

    Find something, then tell us if you want to go!

  • I have no chance to speak!

  • I have no chance to speak!

    Tell us where you think we should be and how we can support the event.

  • Talk to us!

    http://hacks.mozilla.orghttp://developer.mozilla.org#devrel on [email protected], @robertnyman, @robhawkes, @mozhacks on Twitter.

  • Chris Heilmann

    [email protected]

    @codepo8

    http://chrisheilmann.com

    Thanks!