Here’s the video of the talk I gave in Berlin recently. I had a lot to squeeze into a short time slot so I just went for it, and I got bit carried away …but people seemed to like that.
I’ve always loved Jeffrey’s writing.
Charlotte outlines the process she used in creating her talk at Dot York. It was a real joy to see it come together.
Here’s the full text of Charlotte’s fantastic short talk at the Dot York event last week. I’m so, so proud of her.
Here’s the video of the talk I just gave at the Beyond Tellerrand conference in Düsseldorf: Resilience.
Eric asked me some questions and I was only too happy to give some answers.
If you’re at all interested in public speaking, this is a great insight by Lara into what it’s like on the day of a talk.
Continuing the topic of public speaking, Jenn has a really good technique for figuring out how to arrange the pieces of your talk without getting bogged down in designing slides.
Lena’s in-depth run-down of how she puts together a conference talk. If you’re new to public speaking, this is well worth reading.
This looks like being a very handy book on public speaking. I’m going to order a copy for the Clearleft office. I’ll let you know what it’s like.
Be willing to look like a dork:
Embarrassment about what others think has to be the biggest block to any learning. Embarrassment of looking silly. Embarrassment of looking stupid for asking the question everyone else is wondering about but no one is willing to make.
Chimes nicely with Charlotte’s recent piece, Be comfortable looking like an idiot.
I was talking to Charlotte recently about public speaking, confidence, and overcoming fear. She really hit the nail on the head when she said “I need to get comfortable with feeling like an idiot.”
Words to live by—especially if you’re working on the web.
Some great advice from Zach Leatherman in this …presentation (I almost said “talk”, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate).
I felt a great swell of pride watching Charlotte give an excellent presentation at the Talk Web Design conference at Greenwich University.
As a speaker and a conference organiser, I heartily concur with just about every item in this list.
Marc and I have chatted before about the challenges involved in arranging the flow of talks at a conference. It’s great that he’s sharing his thoughts here.