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Why You Should Speak at Technical Conferences

Public speaking can be scary, but it can also be a great way to catapult your career!

Unfortunately people hold themselves back from speaking at conferences because they either don't know what to share, or feel like they need to be an expert in order to speak.

In this forum, you'll learn:

• Why you should speak at technical conferences 
• How to brainstorm and come up with topics to talk about 
• How to submit a proposal 
• How to structure a talk, engage with an audience, and keep those butterflies in your stomach at bay!

For those who have been speaking for awhile already, I'll cover some advanced topics like: 

• How to build up a portfolio and promote it to eventually get paid to speak 
• How to structure a paid speaking engagement

AGENDA 

6-7pm Networking and a light dinner

7-8pm Presentation

8-9pm Break out session with peers

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  • Poornima

    I noticed a number of people in SF RSVP'ed for this event, but just wanted to let you know it's taking place in NYC :)

    We'll be hosting one in SF in October.

    2 · August 7, 2014

    • Rose T.

      Hey Dom, could I contact you about Twilio hosting a mobile dev workshop for women?

      August 22, 2014

    • Madeleine C.

      Hi Poornima, I'd love to attend the event in SF! Is it still in the works and have you set a date? Thanks!

      September 28

  • Maria C.

    It was awesome Poornima. Great energy and people.

    2 · September 24, 2014

    • Poornima

      Thanks a lot for coming out Maria, and great job presenting :)

      September 25, 2014

  • Tiffany Y.

    So helpful!

    1 · September 24, 2014

    • Poornima

      Wonderful to hear Tiffany! Hope to see you at the next one :)

      1 · September 25, 2014

  • Marie D.

    Terrific group tonight. Taking back lots of useful tips and resources to follow up. Inspiring.

    1 · September 24, 2014

    • Poornima

      Thanks for coming out Marie, and happy to hear that you found it useful. Please keep in touch!

      September 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an awesome event!

    1 · September 24, 2014

    • Poornima

      Thanks a lot for coming out!

      September 25, 2014

  • Maria C.

    It was awesome Poornima. Great energy and people.

    1 · September 24, 2014

  • Monica S. F.

    Such a great topic. I'm sure you, like me, am excited to see a woman or two or three or more in the lineup at upcoming events. Get your headshots ready ladies!

    2 · September 24, 2014

    • Poornima

      So true Monica! See you soon :)

      September 24, 2014

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