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Tuesday, March 25 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Give a Great Tech Talk (Workshop) - Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Experts

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This workshop is available to all Collaboration Summit participants. Registration would be appreciated though, so please update your Collaboration Summit registration if you are planning on attending. There will be pizza and beer!

"How was the presentation?" "It was ... um, OK. Kind of interesting..."

Don't let the above be your talk!  There's a lot more to doing a good talk than just knowing the code you're presenting. Join this tutorial to learn how to transform "um, OK" to "great!"

They wrote the code. It's an interesting project. They have plenty of slides. So why is the audience all doing their email? You've seen that speaker. Maybe you've been that speaker. But it doesn't have to be that way, and this tutorial can help. Presenting is a skill nobody is born with, but anyone can learn. The way to become a better presenter is through training, science, and practice.  In this audience-participation tutorial, veteran conference presenter Josh Berkus will go over his tech talk advice in detail in order to help you improve your presentation skills, including:

  • Know your audience
  • How to prepare for a talk
  • Nobody cares about your slides…but make good ones anyway
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Speakers
  • Clock-watching
  • Audience interaction 101
  • When your demo crashes
  • The audience outside the lecture hall
  • Common presentation issues and tips

If you have never attended a speaker training before, this tutorial will show you how much better your talks could be.  And if you have attended one before, you might pick up a few tips and ideas.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Salon C

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