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New Speakers Clinic

New Speakers Clinic

Have you heard people banging on about how speaking at the LJC or conferences will help your career?  Are you being encouraged to present at brown bags / tech sessions at work?  Or maybe you need to present something to management or to the team?

Or are you simply interested in public speaking?

This session is aimed at NOVICE speakers - people who have never done it before, or have limited experience with presenting, who want to take that first step.

We will cover the basics - give you some simple guidelines to help prepare you for your first presentation.  The most important thing you should get out of this session is: how to deal with a sea of faces staring expectantly at you.

Come to this session if:

 - You'd like to present at the LJC Open Conference for the first time

 - You're thinking of doing a lightning talk at the LJC but you're not confident enough yet

 - You want practical help getting started with presenting.


Trisha Gee is a leader in the London Java Community, involved in the Graduate Development Community and is passionate about attracting different types of people into programming.

Her international speaking career was launched off the back of ‘The Disruptor’, an open source concurrent programming framework. Since her first appearance at JavaOne 2011, Trisha has spoken at Devoxx Antwerp (twice) & Devoxx UK, QCon London (twice), JAX London (twice), GOTOs Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Berlin, JavaOne (2011, 2012, 2013), GeeCON Poland, MongoDB London, JavaZone, and is due to present in Australia at the end of the year.  Her first solo appearance was at the LJC Open Conference, and she's never forgotten the buzz from that event.

Trisha has has a wide breadth of industry experience from the 12 years she's been a professional developer with expertise in Java Concurrency and agile processes.  She's currently a developer for MongoDB, where she maintains the Java driver. Trisha loves talking at people about technical stuff with a smattering of fluffy-people-stuff and believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.


18:00 Doors Open
18:15 Main presentation

Please Note:

You'll need to follow signs for 'JAX London'. The reception is on conference level 2. 

Event organised by RecWorks - 

*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link: 

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  • Anji C.

    Hi all, Slides available here:



    October 30, 2013

    • Amaad Q.

      Thanks for the slides i missed this due to the storm on Monday and the consequential train chaos that followed

      October 31, 2013

  • Prashant M.

    The event was good for the novice presenter and the people presenting were very warm and inclusive, we could have done with one more exercise though, checkout the format in which the toastmasters group

    October 29, 2013

  • Andy T.

    I would be very keen to attend exactly this sort of event, but cannot make this particular one. Please can we have another like this sometime?

    1 · October 22, 2013

    • Trisha

      Thanks Benoit! Also, I might run a shorter version at the LJC Open Conference if there's interest

      October 22, 2013

    • Richard C.

      I looked through the London Comms Dojo events, they look fairly regular, and each meetup seems to have a theme (focius on one part of presentation). Practice is always useful, and I think they have some spots left.

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • Trisha

    Thanks to everyone who came, I had fun presenting and I hope people learnt it's not as scary as you think

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for this session. It was very helpful and fun!

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk.

    October 29, 2013

  • Benoit P.

    Great interactive session

    October 29, 2013

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