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How to get into Speaking At Conferences👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
Wes talks to Scott about speaking at conferences. What are the benefits of speaking? How do you apply? What talk should you give? What makes a good conference talk?
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The Show Notes
- Snow Tires are supes important
- Free travel / accommodations / vacation
- Fantastic Friendships and Industry Connections
- Job Opportunities
- Industry Recognition
- Renewed Excitement
- Wes loved David K Piano's Flip Talk
How do you Apply / Where to Find Conferences
- Create a CFP
- You need to brute force it
- 🍯 Honey Hole: Lanyrd Calls
- 🐝 Honey Hole: The Weekly CFP
- 🍯 Honey Hole: Papercall.io
Types of Talks you could give
- Lessons Learned Talk
- The New Concept Talk (the tasty treats talk)
- My Approach to XYZ
- The Complicated Concepts Explained
- The Super Interesting Deep End Talk
What makes a good talk?
- Skip the history lesson - hook them
- Keep your personal bio short
- Start with a banger ‼️
- Short Code Examples
- Short Looping video examples
- Scott's Origin Story Podcast
- Make sure your talk works offline
- Prepare for aspect ratios
- Plug into the projector before your talk
- Live that dongle life
- Show people why they need to know something
Slide Deck Software
- Powerpoint or Keynote
- Wes' HTML5 Slide Deck
- Another one of Wes' talks
- Reveal JS
- React Spectacle
- Training pays well
- More hands on experience for conf attendees
Getting the Most out of a tech conference
- Wes' Post on Getting the most out of a conference
- Conf Code of Conduct
- Logitech Wireless Clicker
- Join Twitter Early
- Have Lunch with Speakers
- Stay off your phone
- Keep your name badge on!
- Practice your break away