Highlights of speaking workshop
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I've made a pact with Bex last week to write a blog post if she did (and she did). So here's my last minute contributions on a brilliant speaking workshop I attended a few weeks back run by Dylan.
Eleven of us from various bits of MoJ D&T were hosted by Dylan on Zoom over 2 days, 5 hours each day. Dylan ran a few warm-up exercises to get us all limbered up, then eased into the topics.
A few highlights for me were:
- threat model what could go wrong with connecting with your audience
- a good talk lasts around 18 minutes according to TED. Go longer if you're telling a good story.
- Dylan met Peter Hintjens, which triggered a memory of Peter's blog post A Protocol for Dying (he underwent voluntary euthanasia a few months after publishing)
- learning about @reverentgeek
- if presenting at home, smarten yourself up and present standing up
- thoroughly entertained and educated by the 3 minute talks the 11 other attendees gave
- takes a lot of time to put together a 3 minute talk with or without slides. becomes easier with practice
Now I need to put what I learnt into practice!
Find out more about the speaking workshop on Dylan's website. I wholeheartedly recommend.