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Make Your Voice Heard: A Public-Speaking Workshop for Beginners with Kathryn Presner

October 19th, 2016



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Have you considered presenting at a conference or event but thought you might not know enough or felt like an impostor? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group set your knees quivering and your heart racing?

During this hands-on session we’ll look at what’s stopping you from speaking – and explore how to move past your fears. We’ll delve into practical techniques for choosing a topic, writing a proposal, crafting presentation content, and making great slides.

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We’ll cover:
  • What’s stopped you from speaking?
  • Choosing a topic
  • Writing a talk proposal and bio
  • Writing content for your talk
  • Making great slides
  • Common speaker mistakes
  • Becoming a better speaker
  • Dealing with jitters/stage fright
  • Getting post-talk feedback- Handling Q&A

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration required and limited availability.

Please do not register if you are unsure you can attend, there are only a few spaces so attendees can get hands-on. Registration will cut off by noon, Oct. 26 to send the list to Google for security. This event starts earlier and finishes later than usual, please review the event details!

About Kathryn:

Kathryn Presner thrives on helping people get the most out of WordPress. After a career designing and building websites for clients, she joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2012. She’s currently Theme Whisperer on the Theme Team, where she helps folks with customization, configuration, and troubleshooting. She enjoys spreading her passion for WordPress and encouraging new public speakers at WordCamps, Girl Geeks, Ladies Learning Code, and other grassroots events. Non-WordPress obsessions include vintage Pyrex mixing bowls and growing garlic.

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Event Details 

When: Wednesday, October 26 , doors open at 5:30pm, event 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Google Montreal, 1253 McGill College Ave  #150 (map)

Tickets: FREE!

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration required and limited availability. Please do not register if you are unsure you can attend, there are only a few spaces so attendees can get hands-on. Registration will cut off by noon, Oct. 26 to send the list to Google for security.

RefreshmentsGoogle have generously donated snacks and refreshments for attendees! WE LOVE YOU G!

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