Phil Lew, XBOSoft
Brian Gaudreau, Avanade
Whether you’ve given hundreds of talks, just gave your first talk at PNSQC, or perhaps are thinking of giving a talk next year, we all could use tips in not only overcoming our fears of public speaking but getting good at it. As engineering professionals, sometimes we may focus on the engineering problem and analysis yet don’t realize that how we deliver the message can be just as important as the message itself.
This principle applies not only to conference and meetup speaking but to our professional careers as we advocate software quality concepts and value to our delivery partners and executive sponsors.
Remember “Practice Makes Perfect”? Well, that’s not quite right. “Practice With Feedback Makes Perfect”. In this session, get tips from Phil Lew as he discusses his top practices in putting together a talk for a conference or a solution being presented to a customer. Phil, being an engineer, takes an engineering approach with several techniques to cure your nervousness. As a keynote and invited speaker at conferences worldwide, Phil has developed his skills over many years. Not an easy undertaking for an introvert. In this talk, he’ll share some systematic methods you can use with exercises (in the session) so that you can give a talk that your audience will remember.