Speaker training in partnership with Devoxx and IBM


Want to become an international rock star speaker?

We're running a speaker clinic/training for those of you keen to submit a talk to a conference, but looking for guidance on where to get started.

We will cover the basics, giving you some simple guidelines to help prepare you for your first presentation, as well as some insider tips to consider when submitting your talk ideas.

The most important thing you should get from this session is probably how you’re going to handle having a sea of faces staring expectantly at you when you take to the stage.

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

Come to this session if:

• You'd like to present at a local User Group event, but you're not confident enough yet
• You're wondering if you could present at Devoxx or another conference
• You want practical help getting started with public speaking
• You're simply curious about what it's like

This is very much an introductory session (although more confident speakers are welcome), and will focus on your skills as a presenter, not the mechanics of building a slide deck or talk.

Beyond the event we'll help to connect you with a mentor who can guide you all the way through to your first lightning talk/evening presentation to your first conference presentation.

[masked]h Walk in and drinks
[masked]h Welcome and speaker tips & tricks (by Stephan Janssen)
[masked]h give your 5 mins talk and get feedback from the mentors (split in two groups)
[masked]h pizza break (and rehearse)
[masked]h do your talk and get a video recording
[masked]h closing


IBM - Thanks to IBM for supporting the initiative and providing the venue for us and the drinks & pizza!

Devoxx - Every year the Devoxx Family welcomes over 17,000 developers to events in Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Morocco & the Ukraine. In 2018 Devoxx Belgium is looking to fill 200 speaker sessions!