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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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Introduction

Getting up on stage and giving a great presentation is easy!

—No one. Ever.

Congratulations! You have taken the big leap toward getting up on stage in front of a live audience, and that’s no small feat. This is a big moment! Savor it, revel in it, and acknowledge yourself for how brave you are—you’ve just made a commitment to do something that, for many people, ranks as one of their biggest fears.

When you present a topic to a group of people, you’re starting to own your perspective about it. You’re creating your unique view and sharing it with the world, and that’s impressive.

If you’re feeling a little uncomfortable, well, you’re probably not yet uncomfortable enough. When you’ve got a room full of eyes watching your every movement, ...

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