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Saron
A lot of amazing people don't speak at conferences because they think speaking requires being an expert. It doesn't. At all.
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Saron 28 Aug 17
Replying to @saronyitbarek
Speaking is a form of storytelling. It's a performance more than anything. It's a skill than be practiced and learned.
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Saron 28 Aug 17
Replying to @saronyitbarek
But that's not very practical advice, so here's a technique I use in all my talks: I'm never the expert. I'm the student.
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Saron 29 Aug 17
Hm, not sure what a fake speaker is, but the label of expert is far more subjective than meaningful, especially in tech.
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Saron 29 Aug 17
Replying to @saronyitbarek
Things are so fluid and ever changing that it's pretty easy for any to declare themselves an expert with little "proof".
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NicoOooOo 🎃 29 Aug 17
Replying to @saronyitbarek
But writing a tempting abstract seems to be quite hard 😓 At least I struggle to get through cfp 😕
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Saron 29 Aug 17
Replying to @TheNicoKoenig
I feel you. I'm not a fan of traditional CFPs, esp after being on a few programming committees.
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Saron 29 Aug 17
YES! Totally agree
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Saron 29 Aug 17
Replying to @_raven_io
Everybody's got a good story to tell! If you think about it that way, I'm sure you can come up with a few ideas to workshop :)
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MissK 29 Aug 17
What if you have too many stories and you are still trying to navigate through all of them - none of the stories have come to an end
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Samantha Monteiro 🇧🇷 29 Aug 17
Replying to @saronyitbarek
Thank you!!! That's exactly what I used to think. I really want to give a talk but I am afraid I am not an expert indeed. Thank u for this.
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Saron 29 Aug 17
Replying to @samanthakem_
You're super welcome! 🤗
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