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Suzanne Axtell
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Bay area women, your local Write/Speak/Code chapter is hosting an workshop focusing on impostor syndrome this Wednesday evening. Check it out!
NOTE: This meetup is only for people who identify as a woman. Join us on May 25th for a practical and actionable approach to Imposter Syndrome, a common phenomenon among countless professionals. Let's talk about what it is, how to work through it, and how you can support others going through the same. Workshop Leader Bio: Neha Batra is a software engineer at Pivotal Labs who, 3.5 years ago, was an energy consultant and quit to teach herself pro...
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Suzanne Axtell
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Super excited about one of our brand new conferences this year: Artificial Intelligence! We just opened the call for speakers yesterday. It's a short call, so please don't wait. The deadline for all proposals is June 6. The conference takes place September 26-27 at the Javits Center in New York.
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Nicole Simon

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German FB Group where you can post your CfP
Are you looking for a german speaker from business, digital or tech?

Feel free to post to http://speakergesucht.de.
(I moderate the group.)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's another London-based speaking workshop for your consideration. It's designed for beginning speakers and looks like it will dig into overcoming impostor syndrome, yay!
Falling in LOVE with Public Speaking - see for yourself here in this clip! Does the thought of walking onto a stage bring you out in a cold sweat? Crazy thoughts in your mind? Butterflies in your stomach or even anxiety? If YES, this event is for you! (If NOT you want to check out Speak without Limits - Growing your Business through Public Speaking - running on 3rd & 4th June 2016.) Join PONY Express for ‘Falling in Love with Public Speaking’...
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you're curious about what it's like to propose for and speak at a tech conference, be sure to watch this recording of a panel discussion with experienced speakers. They cover a lot of great info, and it's particularly helpful to hear a variety of perspectives.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Do you have an opinion of what makes a great conference from a speaker's point of view? Take Rachel Andrew's survey - she's preparing for a preso on that topic and would appreciate any feedback you have, both good or bad. (H/T to Technically Speaking!)
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Suzanne Axtell
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Still wrestling with impostor syndrome? Randi Lee Harper has some frank and bold advice.
Do you ever find yourself feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing, that you’re a fake, and that any accomplishme…
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Suzanne Axtell
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Over on the +Femgineer blog, Poornima makes the case for why your employer should support sending you to speak at conferences.
12 April,2016 by Poornima Vijayashanker in Conferences, Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Hiring, Leadership, Personal Development, Presentations, Professional Relationship Building, Recruiting, Talks 0 Comments. Last week I talked about why you don't need to be an expert to speak.
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I'd like to think that having a speaker at a conference is a savvy promotional opportunity for a company, especially for new companies or companies new to a space. Not only will they speak to current customers (an excellent point!), they may be recruiting new customers too.
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Do you feel like your body is fighting against you every time you get behind the podium? Does it seem like the audience can see how nervous you are? Well my friend, this article is for you! http://www.smartmouthcommunications.com/let-us-calm-your-nerves/
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Suzanne Axtell
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We're seeking presenters for Ignite Velocity, happening June 21 in Santa Clara, CA. We'd love to hear your 5-minute presos on whatever topic is intriguing to you! Deadline for proposals is May 6.
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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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Melissa Fach asked Brett Tabke and Matt McGowan for some suggestions and tips for speaking at your first conference.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Here's a thoughtful post from Kate Matsudaira on her speaking experiences - lots of inspiration and ideas.
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Suzanne Axtell
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All you big data peeps, we're looking for speakers for the Singapore edition of Strata + Hadoop World! Proposals are due June 21; the conference happens December 6-8, 2016.
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Suzanne Axtell
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Swift Summit is a single track, 2 day conference for the Swift Programming language, taking place in San Francisco on November 7 & 8th. They prominently link to their Code of Conduct, yay. Submit your ideas before June 24 to increase your chance of being accepted.
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Swift Summit CfP (Call for Papers)- San Francisco 2016Swift Summit is a single track, 2 day independently organised conference for the Swift Programming language. The next Swift Summit will take place in San Francisco, on November 7 & 8th. The primary goal of the conference is to bring the attendees together, turning a room full of experts sharing a common interest into a real community. The secondary goal of the conference is for every attendee, regardless of their skill level, to leave with new i...
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Suzanne Axtell
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If you're thinking of submitting a proposal to PyGotham (you are, right?), be sure to join this Hangout tomorrow (Thursday, April 28) to discuss the call for proposal (CFP) process, tips for submitting talks, and brainstorm potential ideas for your talk.
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Suzanne Axtell
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We're launching two new events in the defensive security space this fall and are seeking speakers. If you fend off malware, spear-phishers, botnet, and DDos attacks, we'd appreciate hearing from you! The proposal deadline for the first edition, happening October 30-November 2 in New York is May 16. For the Amsterdam edition, taking place November 8-11, the proposal deadline is May 24. 
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Suzanne Axtell
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London folks, we're seeking speakers for Ignite, our collection of fun and interesting 15-slides-in-5-minutes talks. Ignite will take place during Strata + Hadoop World on the evening of June 1. Deadline for proposals is May 2.
Ignite is back at Strata + Hadoop World in London on Wednesday, 1 June. Join us for a fun, high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by the London data community, all aspiring to live up to the Ignite ...
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Suzanne Axtell
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These could be handy in the case of SRP (Sudden Request to Present) incidents, or if you just want to spend more time on your content flow or rehearsing.
Learn how quick and easy it is to create a professional-looking infographic with 15 free PowerPoint templates.
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Suzanne Axtell
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The deadline approacheth! Send in your speaking ideas to CodeConf by April 15. The conference happens June 27-29, 2016 in sunny Los Angeles.
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Alvin Ashcraft

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TechBash 2016, happening this September at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA, has opened session submissions. I wanted to personally invite members of this group to submit a session. We want to make this the best, most inclusive developer conference in the country. The CFP closes on 4/23. Also check out the speaker FAQ and Code of Conduct.
TechBash 2016 is a conference in the Northeast United States that inspires attendees to build great things using their web development and software development skills.
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