Ken Tabor shares his tips on how to over come imposter syndrome and give a presentation to peers.
He used emojis to illustrate a story with humor
- Be authentic
- Open your mind
- Be a servant to your community
Why speak publically? So many good reasons:
- Advance your career
- Teach others go to events for free
- Meet new people
- Learn more
1. Point of view
- Don’t measure yourself up to an imaginary gauge
- People worry about preparing
- This leads to procrastination
- People are worried about others judging them and things going wrong
Over come your worries, fear and doubt
- Find your voice
- Sharpen your understanding
- Give knowledge to others
- Be authentic and smash the idea that your point of view is not valid or good
- Don’t wait for your opinion to be fully formed
- You don’t have to be a subject matter expert
- Think about your skills and experience that you can show others
- Pass your expertise to the next generation
- Find a crowd that doesn’t know
- People are open to learning because we must to survive
- Write down all of the things you know – brainstorm
- Delete the things that you hate
- Keep the ones you think that others would want to know
- Keep topics that would work at a conference lanyard.com for conferences
- Write a great title
- Write a great description
- Drop names of other speeches
- Put in skills and credentials
- Add something personal and fun so the person can bond with you
- Personal bio
- Speaking history
- Blog, twitter, apps, websites
- Video sample
- All stuff is reusable and you can build off what you have created
- Always be writing
- Give yourself time to write and don’t creativity
- iAwriter is a not frills word processing program to help you write. It eliminates all the distractions of MS Word
- Trello is good place to organize projects and notes
- Create a custom design (for your slides) so it has a unique look
- Examples: speakerdesk.com slideshare.net
- You can even practice in front of an empty room
- Make sure you are speaking out loud
- You need an idea of pacing
- Check out the room before you speak
- Be open. If you are rejected for a talk, do a workshop. Just do anything.
- Speak to Teach. Present to learn.
- Start with a story
- Take us on a journey
- Don’t thank organizers
- Don’t give bio
- Don’t say you are nervous
- Your audience wants to learn from you and they want to succeed.
- Square breathing technique: inhale/exhale for 4 seconds. This will help calm your nerves.
- Look at Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk for body language
- Our behavior can drive our beliefs.
- You’re empowered to be awesome, so show them that you are.
- Use cheat mode/ speaker notes in software to help you remember what you want to say.
- Make everyone around you feel better.
- It may seem strange, but give away “trade secrets” or share what you know.