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Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Russ Unger, Samantha Starmer

Published by New Riders

Published Date: Dec 9, 2013

Description

This book provides value for students who are beginning to explore presenting at events and conferences. It provides a clear and concise approach to brainstorming ideas, creating an abstract, crafting a biography, organizing and structuring content, preparing to present to an audience, the mechanics of presenting material on a stage, and how to handle questions and answers from an audience.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Introduction x

Chapter 1 Brainstorming Your Big Idea 1
A Big Idea 2
Creating Your Big Idea 5
Refining Your Big Idea 9
Finalizing Your Big Idea 14

Chapter 2 Writing Your Presentation Proposal 15
The Standard Parts of a Conference Proposal 16
How To: Write Your Conference Proposal 19

Chapter 3 Writing Your Bio 31
The Two Types of Conference Bios 32
Bios Are Here to Stay 38

Chapter 4 Structuring Your Presentation 39
Start with Your Presentation Goals 40
Build a Narrative 44
Create an Outline 52
Ready for Creation? 58

Chapter 5 Creating Your Presentation 61
The Slide Deck 62
Additional Considerations 71
Make It Fun 76

Chapter 6 Practicing Your Presentation 77
The Details of Practicing 78
Approaches to Practicing 81
Practice Makes Better 87

Chapter 7 Presentation Tips and Techniques 89
The Pre-Game 90
Game Time: On the Stage 96
The More You Do It, the Easier It Gets 104

Chapter 8 Managing the Audience 105
Pre-Gaming 106
Getting to Know the People in the Audience 108
Q&A 111
Tricksy Humanses 114

Chapter 9 Iterating Your Presentation 115
Room for Improvement 116
Again and Again and Again 119

Additional Resources 121

Index 122

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Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences, CourseSmart eTextbook
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$9.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-355172-3