How To Give A Great Tech Talk by Josh Berkus
This right out of the Linux Foundation CFP guidlines, a two-piece Youtube talk/tutorial on Tech Speaking by Josh Berkus. May every one of you use it for the betterment of mankind!
In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts) who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.
You may not instantly become a brilliant orator overnight, but we strongly encourage all of our potential speakers to watch this tutorial and hopefully you will see more of the audience watching and listening to you as opposed to checking their email during your presentation.
Skills you will learn include:
- Know your audience
- How to prepare for a talk
- Nobody cares about your slides…but make good ones anyway
- The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Speakers
- Audience interaction 101
- When your demo crashes
- The audience outside the lecture hall
- Common presentation issues and tips