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Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences by Samantha Starmer, Russ Unger

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7. Presentation Tips and Techniques

I think nervousness can also be “preparedness.” Nerves tend to focus me on things I need to remember...

Sorry, no real tricks. Just remember, there’s a reason why you’re up there on stage. You have to believe that reason yourself. Know your material and be able to answer anything.

—Christian Lane

There are no tricks when it comes to being a great presenter. You need to appropriately prepare and practice your material so you can be comfortable on stage in front of a group of people who want to learn from you. (You’ve read that at least a few times if you’ve read any other chapters of this book, and it’s a mantra you should get comfortable with.) If you’re reading your presentation from speaker notes or shuffling ...

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