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Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences

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Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-355175-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-355175-4

Are you interested in getting out of the audience observing and onto the stage sharing your thoughts, ideas, and experience with the world? If so, Speaker Camp is for you! 

Russ Unger and Samantha Starmer are seasoned and popular presenters at venues such as South by Southwest, and numerous other events around the world. Their insights and expertise will guide you through the steps you need to take to be in the limelight too. 
Using a clear and concise workshop-like approach, you’ll learn to:
  • brainstorm ideas
  • create an abstract
  • craft a biography
  • organize and structure content
  • practice your presentation
  • prepare to present to an audience
What’s more, Speaker Camp covers the mechanics of presenting material onstage, managing an audience, and how to approach making updates and revisions to presentations after you’ve given them.
You’ve got a lot to say, and people deserve to hear it!

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Table of Contents

Foreword viiiIntroduction x
Chapter 1 Brainstorming Your Big Idea 1A Big Idea 2Creating Your Big Idea 5Refining Your Big Idea 9Finalizing Your Big Idea 14
Chapter 2 Writing Your Presentation Proposal 15The Standard Parts of a Conference Proposal 16How To: Write Your Conference Proposal 19

Chapter 3 Writing Your Bio 31The Two Types of Conference Bios 32Bios Are Here to Stay 38

Chapter 4 Structuring Your Presentation 39Start with Your Presentation Goals 40Build a Narrative 44Create an Outline 52Ready for Creation? 58
Chapter 5 Creating Your Presentation 61The Slide Deck 62Additional Considerations 71Make It Fun 76
Chapter 6 Practicing Your Presentation 77The Details of Practicing 78Approaches to Practicing 81Practice Makes Better 87
Chapter 7 Presentation Tips and Techniques 89The Pre-Game 90Game Time: On the Stage 96The More You Do It, the Easier It Gets 104
Chapter 8 Managing the Audience 105Pre-Gaming 106Getting to Know the People in the Audience 108Q&A 111Tricksy Humanses 114
Chapter 9 Iterating Your Presentation 115Room for Improvement 116Again and Again and Again 119
Additional Resources 121
Index 122


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