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Suzanne Axtell
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Today's tip comes to us via +Femgineer - hear how +Karen Catlin overcame her reluctance to speak in public. Very inspiring for those of us who might need a little more encouragement to step up to the podium!
For years I used to think that some people were blessed with the extroversion gene, and that they used this special gene to attract others…
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If I can do it, anyone can. Really! I went from thinking of every excuse why I couldn't give talks or speak on panels to absolutely loving it. I hope my story helps others to do the same.
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Suzanne Axtell
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+Lara Hogan, a fabulous person and public speaker :), added this book to her list of publication accomplishments last October. Looks like a great resource!
Lara Hogan Demystifying Public Speaking. foreword by Eric Meyer. Whether you're bracing for a conference talk or a team meeting, Lara Hogan helps you identify your fears and face them, so you can make your way to the stage (big or small).
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Suzanne Axtell
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Happy 2017 everyone! Here's hoping your end-of-year holidays were restorative, and that your new years' resolutions include speaking at at least one conference this year!

Here's a great new public speaking resource to add to your list: Get Speaking! Hopefully these resources will inspire you to propose a talk, learn how to become a public speaker, or improve your skills if you’ve already started presenting in public.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Do you have iOS, Android, IoT, cross-platform, web development, and/or UX experience to share? If so, Mobile+Web DevCon wants YOU to speak at their conference. There's not set deadline for proposals; the con takes place March 1-3 in San Francisco.
Are you a dynamic, experienced presenter with a great case study, how-to session, or hands-on training to share? We want to hear from you! The goal of Mobile+Web DevCon is to bring in presentations that deliver actionable real-world tips and knowledge that attendees can return to the office with ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Ladies in London, here's an event you might want to consider attending this Wednesday evening to help with your public speaking confidence and skills. 
PONY Express presents: THE LAST EVENT OF 2016 - let's hear your stories, inspire others and take your stage confidence to the next level. This event will be a mix of professional, aspiring and audience speakers getting on stage and sharing their stories. Our panel of 'judges' will be breaking the storytelling, confidence and authenticity tools displayed by the speakers down into easy to implement steps for you to take home and use for more impac...
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Experienced tech conf speaker +VM Brasseur shares her process for
recording a presentation screencast video using Quicktime.
I’m a frequent public speaker. The trend of late is for conferences to record presentations and then post them publicly later. This is a great trend, as it helps preserve and spread knowledge…
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Suzanne Axtell
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The PyCon 2017 call for speakers is open! PyCon is dedicated to advancing Python education and advocacy all over the world, and is a really important event. It's great for new speakers: "Everyone who is interested is encouraged to submit a proposal, regardless of experience level."

Tutorial proposals are due soon, November 30; session proposals are due January 3. PyCon happens in Portland, OR May 17-20.
The PyCon 2017 **Call for Proposals** is open! > **Tutorial** proposals — deadline is **30 November 2016**. > **Talk**, **Poster**, and **Education Summit** proposals — deadline is **3 January 2017**. Part of PyCon's purpose is to generate materials to help with Python ...
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The line up for the next RE•WORK Women in Machine Intelligence Dinner has been announced! We'll be hearing from leading women at Google DeepMind, Vodafone and the Alan Turing Institute, view more details & book here (all previous dinners sold out in advance): https://www.re-work.co/events/women-in-machine-intelligence-dinner-2017
RE•WORK events combine entrepreneurship, technology and science to solve some of the world's greatest challenges using emerging technology. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on business and society
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Suzanne Axtell
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Looking to up your career chops? Join +Poornima Vijayashanker for a webinar on Wednesday, November 16th at 12pm PST. She'll be sharing strategies from her latest book, Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking, as a means to support interviewing and negotiation strategies.
Join this free lecture hosted by Flatiron School and Femgineer and learn how to succeed at technical interviews, public speaking, & leveling up your career.
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Thanks a lot for promoting this webinar Suzanne! 
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Suzanne Axtell
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There was a great vibe at our first AI conference back in September, and we could really use your help making our 2017 event even better and more diverse. The speaking proposal deadline is January 18; the conference happens June 26-29 in New York. 
AI is transforming how we do business. Learn how to apply AI in real world projects using the latest tools, algorithms, architectures, and applications.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Another Bay Area event to get you started in public speaking, happening on November 17. I highly recommend it - you'll get a lot of great ideas and inspiration from +Karen Catlin!
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This is a forum for women in the technical community to support each other and share ideas for speaking in public.

Suzanne Axtell
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Elegant Hack and Radical Focus author and coach Christina Wodtke has written several posts on becoming an excellent speaker. 
The class I teach is called “Story,” and the first assignment was to give a “TEDette.” I defined the project as a five minute talk using a personal story to make an audience care about a scientific…
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Suzanne Axtell
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Bay Area folks, this looks like a great event, hosted by Write/Speak/Code. As the event invitation notes, owning your expertise is one of the foundations of presenting yourself and your accomplishments with confidence. Please join them on January 21!
"Solidifying and owning your expertise — your knowledge and experience — is the foundation of speaking at conferences, contributing to open source, and changing the world! This is why Write/Speak/Code's theme for 2017 is "Rise Up" and is starting the year off with the Own Your Expertise Workshop. Learn to own your expertise and present yourself and your accomplishments with confidence. Convert your expertise into thought leadership, conference sp...
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Suzanne Axtell
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The final installment in +Catt Small's excellent series on public speaking.
The only way to gain confidence in your presentation is to practice as much as possible.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Today's public speaking inspiration comes to you with a hat-tip to the +Technically Speaking newsletter. Check out this awesome preso by +Amy Wibowo which includes hand-drawn and -written slides rather than typed - what an engaging way to meld text and graphics. Full disclosure: I <3 knitting. 
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Suzanne Axtell
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Ciao bellas, buon venerdì! DjangoCon Europe is happening April 3-7, 2017 in lovely Firenze, and the call for speakers is open. I love their encouraging ask: "Your talk could be technical, historical, personal, political, funny, provocative - or none of those things. So, whatever it is, if you have a story to tell, a project to show off, advice to offer - anything at all that you’d like to share - please do!" PyCon Italia immediately follows DjangoCon, so even more reason to propose a talk or two. Proposal deadline is December 31. 
This page is for all the ones who'd like to become a speaker at DjangoCon Europe 2017. Learn more about Call for proposal and submit your talk!
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Suzanne Axtell
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Design folks, Design & Content Conf looks like an interesting one: "Hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web." Also, very explicitly welcoming and diverse! The call for speakers is ongoing, but the first round of proposals will be reviewed tomorrow December 1, so you have your homework cut out for you tonight. :)
At the Design and Content conference we’ll team up and learn from industry leaders how we craft experiences and tell stories that shape the future of the web. A day of workshops, two days of talks, and some amazing extras.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Do you struggle to come up with ideas for conference presentations? Melinda Seckington, aka Miss Geeky, has a very actionable post on how to discover topics you can share, including mindset and brainstorming exercises.

(H/T to Technically Speaking - do sign up for the excellent newsletter from +Chiu-Ki Chan and +Cate Huston: http://www.techspeak.email/)
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you're in the Washington, DC area, be sure to add yourself to this roster of speakers available to present at local tech events. What a great resource for local tech event organizers!
We Speak Too. DC is considered one of the top cities for women in tech. Yet women, along with non-binary people, are woefully underrepresented as speakers at area professional events. This is a list of women and non-binary people in the DC area who are interested in speaking at local tech and ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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SaaStock will be in Dublin next year, and they're promising a much larger event. Check it out their call for speakers!
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