• Mentor - Matt Brunt

    Mentors Matt Brunt Introduction At DDD East Midlands we want to support our speakers. We are achieving this not only by offering a brilliant speakers workshop presented by Dylan Beattie to all our successful speakers, but also by offering mentorship. Gosia and Matt have all kindly offered their time and...


  • How To Talk Part 5 - Considering Flow

    Telling the story. 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, each telling has a beginning, middle, and...


  • How To Talk Part 4 - Planning Structure

    Planning your content. 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 the structure or flow of your talk,...


  • How To Talk Part 3 - Sparkling Biographies

    Tell us about you 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 a lot of fun. Doing this...


  • 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

    Tell us about your talk. 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 this, we’ll share some of the tips we’ve...


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

    Everyone has something valuable to share Edit: 29/02/2020 Introduction Fantastic! You have taken the very first step on your speaking journey. You have at least considered giving a talk! Everyone in our community has something valuable to share, whether they are aware of it or not. It’s really hard to...


  • DDD East Midlands — Camaraderie, Inclusivity, Support and Tech

    The beginning of DDD East Midlands Introduction Coming to Nottingham, October 2019 — a tech conference with the aim to celebrate, reflect and promote the booming tech scene in the East Midlands. The East Midlands has a lot to boast about in terms of the tech companies, talent, and community...


  • How To Talk Part 0 - Welcome to How To Talk

    The what and why of the series Edit: 29/02/2020 Let us guide you through the process of speaking. From coming up with a fantastic talk idea, through to on the day, smashing that presentation. It’s no secret there is a lot of work that goes into creating an entertaining, informative...