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  • How To Talk Part 7 - Social Media Wizardry

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 7 Social Media Wizardry. Introduction Here we will cover some hints and tips to help your social media presence coming up to and after your talk. There are a few advantages to this: Improving the experience for your attendees. Easily seeing feedback (what...


  • How To Talk Part 6 - Considering Flow

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 6 Considering Flow. Introduction Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Each presentation is a telling of a story. Whether it’s a tale of how to use a tool, a narrative of something you experienced or spiel of how to care for yourself,...


  • How To Talk Part 5 - Planning Structure

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 5 Planning Structure. Introduction You’ve had your abstract selected by an awesome conference! Congratulations! Before anything else pat yourself on the back, do a dance, eat that cake and celebrate! Celebrated? Good. This is where the hard work starts. If you don’t consider...


  • How To Talk Part 4 - Building Confidence

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 4 Building Confidence. Introduction This is one of the hardest posts in this series for me to write, as I am publicly not that confident when it comes to speaking. It’s a battle I have to fight each time I know I have...


  • How To Talk Part 3 - Sparkling Biographies

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 3 Sparkling Biographies. Introduction As part of most talk submissions, you need to provide a speaker biography. Now we’ve all felt the pain of writing personal statements and making our achievements sound great. It’s a bit cringe worthy, it’s difficult and it’s not...


  • Using Sessionize To Submit

    Submitting a talk to DDD East Midlands Different conferences have different methods of submission. At DDD East Midlands we are using Sessionize as the tool for submission. Sessionize has a number of features that are great for us, including the ability to anonymise submissions. In this piece, we will talk...


  • How To Talk Part 2 - Writing a good talk proposal

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 2 Writing a good talk proposal. Introduction Assuming you have read Coming up with a talk and now have a few potential talk ideas. What’s next? In this post, we will explore what is involved in writing a talk proposal. As part of...


  • How To Talk Part 1 - Coming up with a talk

    How To Talk Really, Really Good. Part 1 Coming up with a talk. Introduction It’s no secret there is a lot of work that goes into creating an entertaining, informative and enjoyable talk. No matter if it’s a soft/work skills talk, a talk about your experiences or an in-depth deep...