“Instantly Better Presentations” – Damian Conway -27, 28, 29 Oct
Do you know you have something to share but the thought of standing up in front of your peers makes you want to sprint for the exit?
Do you want to feel confident during this next presentation that your boss wants you to do?
Or perhaps you want to be the kind of speaker that is memorable to your audience and has them telling their friends about what they’d learned from you.
The most effective technical presentations capture the audience quickly, hold their interest effortlessly, educate and entertain them in equal measure, and sometimes even inspire them.
Few people are born with elite presentation skills but you can learn tips to help you hone your skills. Join us at this talk by Damien Conway to explore seven simple, effective, and immediately applicable techniques to help you become a better speaker.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Damian Conway
Damian Conway is an internationally renowned speaker and a prominent contributor to the Open Source community, best known for his work on the Perl family of programming languages. For the past two decades he has earned his living almost exclusively by giving technical keynotes, presentations, lectures, seminars, and training classes, mostly in Europe and North America. In that time he has been invited to speak and teach at major corporations such as Google, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Qualcomm, Canonical, Bloomberg, and, Goldman Sachs, and at top-tier educational and research institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Oslo, the Swiss Bioinformatics Institute, and CERN. In addition to technical subjects, he now spends much of his time teaching presentation skills to engineers, developers, sysadmins, and other technical folk.
5:30pm Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00pm Presentation followed by Q&A
7:30pm Networking refreshments and close
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