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This Monday, instead of checking in on what you all are working on, I’d like to encourage some of us to take more specific action.
I don’t know what that looks like for you, and I have so much of my own work to do in this area. However, I can share some things that have helped me start doing this work.
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I want to share 6 tips for creating conference talk proposals that are clear, concise, and tell a story.
These tips can help you start writing better proposals for conference CFPs and hopefully increase your chances of getting a conference talk accepted.
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1️⃣ Above All Else
If you take nothing else away from this post, I hope you may at least consider the following as a framework for how to approach a conference, a meetup, or any other gathering of peers where you plan to learn something.
Learn 3 New Things, and Meet 3 New People
I believe we should all put less pressure on ourselves to know it all. Learn what you need, when you need it, and remember to have fun.
Compromise is important. To build anything successful will require compromise. What’s more, compromise can be a strong forcing function in the overall success of a project. But compromise can be taken too far. What happens when you compromise too much? What happens if you start compromising for the wrong reasons? What if you compromise so…
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The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me.
I just gave my first 2 android conference talks
When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected.
I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that I could perhaps connect with others that are considering taking the same leap. And that, by seeing my excitement/fears/anxiety/joy, they may recognize that there is nothing special required to add your voice to the public forum.
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