You have been involved in WordPress for a year or two. You enjoy WordCamps and the WordPress Community, the chats that take place in Slack, Facebook and other online groups. You work hard and become proficient in several areas of WordPress.
Finally, you decide to “give back” and submit a presentation for a WordCamp. You get a notification that your presentation has been accepted! Your first talk is just weeks away.
The big day arrives, you find yourself standing in front of a room full of people who are eager to hear what you have to say.
Panic sets in, you’re not a professional speaker! What to do? What to do?
It’s Glossophobia — a really cool and geeky name for the fear of public speaking
The videos highlighted this week give tips for overcoming those fears, preparing a presentation and beginning your journey in public speaking.
Ángel G. Zinsel: Miedo y PÁNICO a hablar en público
La comunidad WordPress es cada día más grande y está llena de oportunidades para compartir nuestro conocimiento con ella. Pero, ¿qué pasa si tengo miedo escénico?
The WordPress community is getting bigger every day and is full of opportunities to share our knowledge with it. But, what happens if I have stage fright?
Slides can be found here.
Luca Sartoni: The Art of Public Speaking
Comunicare significa letteralmente mettere in comune. È qualcosa che facciamo continuamente, spesso senza troppo pensarci, e gli esperti di comunicazione ci dicono che è impossibile non comunicare.
Communicating literally means sharing. It is something we do continuously, often without too much thinking about it, and communication experts tell us that it is impossible not to communicate.
Steve Carr: Make Winning Presentations
Your team has the skills and techniques they need to make the best decision. Fast. Smart. Efficient. Your presentation covers all of the details. You’ve made your key points clear and you’ve reiterated them at the end of your presentation. But, you still run into resistance. And often, it’s from the same people or teams. By using The Six Thinking Hats, you can ensure your presentation is seen in the best light by each of those stakeholders. The Six Thinking Hats, or modes, was developed by Dr. Edward De Bono. De Bono was a physician, psychologist, author and inventor who originated the term lateral thinking.