Webinar – Strategies for Successful Conference Talks
No matter how accustomed you are to it, presenting at a conference is always stressful. Many potential speakers find that worry and doubt prevent them from submitting that all important first talk. However, there are strategies that can help relieve this anxiety and greatly improve your odds of success. Garth Gilmour has been organising and presenting at conferences for over 20 years, mentoring first-time speakers for almost as long. In this webinar, he shares his top tips for success and discusses how to be prepared for whatever life throws at you on the day.
- 6:04 – The Perfect Talk
- 10:00 – Respect the Audience
- 13:04 – Avoid the Classic Blunders
- 17:22 – Know your Limitations
- 19:30 – Prepare for Imposter Syndrome
- 22:38 – Writing the Talk
- 29:58 – Spontaneity, Humour and Adrenaline
- 36:31 – Advice on Slides
- 39:32 – Handling Questions
- 41:58 – Summary and final Q&A
We hope you find these strategies helpful. Good luck with your first talk!
If you would like to share your experiences of delivering talks, and any tips of your own, please leave a comment below. We would also love to know if you would be interested in follow up events, such as on submitting to conferences, or even organising your own.
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