Experiences of a first-time conference speaker

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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preparing to share: freaking out a little

preparing to share an honest look at preparing my first conference talks

Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little?

It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I’m starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people.

They are infrequent, but in the moment, I totally feel like everyone there is going to know more about the topic than I am.

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