O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

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

Book Description

Are you interested in getting out of the audience observing and onto the stage sharing your thoughts, ideas, and experience with the world? If so, Speaker Camp is for you! 


Russ Unger and Samantha Starmer are seasoned and popular presenters at venues such as South by Southwest, and numerous other events around the world. Their insights and expertise will guide you through the steps you need to take to be in the limelight too. 


Using a clear and concise workshop-like approach, you’ll learn to:

  • brainstorm ideas

  • create an abstract

  • craft a biography

  • organize and structure content

  • practice your presentation

  • prepare to present to an audience

  • What’s more, Speaker Camp covers the mechanics of presenting material onstage, managing an audience, and how to approach making updates and revisions to presentations after you’ve given them.


    You’ve got a lot to say, and people deserve to hear it!