So, you want to be a speaker? (Panel discussion)

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Have you ever thought about giving a talk? No?

Here's why you should:

• Becoming a speaker raises your profile. It's marketing, for your career.
• Sharing your knowledge with others gives you the warm happies.
• It's fun. (No, really. It is.)

If you like the idea of being a speaker, but you’re nervous about the idea, don’t know how to start, or don’t think you could possibly have something to say that anyone would want to hear, come to the June 11 meetup, and let us convince you that you do have something to share and that we can (and will gladly) help you get started.

We've assembled some veteran speakers, and we'll do a moderated round-table discussion. The panel consists of Martin Snyder, Gary Sieling, Michael Pilquist, and Brian Clapper, with Alex Ioffe (tentatively) moderating.

We'll ask our panelists questions like: How did they get started? Why do they like speaking? How long did it take for the stage fright to go away? We'll cover these topics, and many more—plus your questions—with the goal of demonstrating that anyone can do this stuff.
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This meetup will be in the suburbs.