Technical Speaker Training Event (free)

21Feb09

Hi all:

I m really glad this is happening, there is going to be a series of meet ups to learn how to do technical talks specially for woman in technology.

The meet ups are going to be about an hour and a half long on how to do technical talks. This is something organized with the girls from Girl Geek Dinner. 

The talks are as follows:

Speaker Night 1:               Thursday, February 26th from 6pm-7:30pm

                Topic: What Am *I* Supposed to Talk About?

o   Finding your voice

o   Coming up with topics/content/titles

o   Building a story from your content

 

Speaker Night 2:               Thursday, March 5th from 6pm-7:30pm

                Topic: The Nitty Gritty of Technical Talks

o   Demo-ing with code

o   Useful tools for technical demos/presentations

o   Things everyone hates

o   Failure recovery

o   Your failsafe list

 

Speaker Night 3:               Thursday, March 12th from 6pm-7:30pm

                Topic: Grooving and Improving

o   Handling Q&A

o   Techniques for self-improvment

o   Critiquing your own performance

o   Finding your honest feedback crowd

 

Speaker Night 4:               Thursday, March 19th from 6pm-7:30pm

                Topic: TBD – we’ll either repeat a session or do a special request like slide-building?

 
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2 Responses to “Technical Speaker Training Event (free)”

  1. What kind of specializations are applied to a topic like this to make it more beneficial to women?

  2. 2 roundcrisis

    Hi Scott
    Thanks for your comment.
    Regarding your question, a straight answer : Content wise, none really.
    However as you might have noticed there arent many woman doing technical talks. We talked about this in Girl Geek Dinner and we came to the conclusion we should do something, ie start putting talks together, at that point we all sensed we needed a trail run of the talks just to see how it would work, get feedback, etc; this evolved into the series advertised above.
    All suggestions and tips welcome


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