Knowing how to present things is excellent. Lacking good presentation is catastrophic for your product; having excellent presentation can even make a shitty product desirable.
Conference talks are unidirectional so:
- Talk about theory
- Talk about planning / thinking
- Get people excited
- Share resources
- ashley williams on twitter
- name the enemy
- answer "why now?"
- show the promised land before explaining how you'll get there
- Identify obstacles—then explain how you’ll overcome them
Present evidence that you’re not just blowing hot air
Writing a CFP
Call for proposals help land talks - they're important.
- What is the talk about?
- Who is the talk for?
- What will people hopefully learn from it?
- Why is it relevant for the specific audience?
What's unique abou the talk? Why should I watch it?
start by writing only keywords
- place yourself in the perspective of future audience
- write a brief abstract
- use "you will" instead of "I will"
ask questions and leave unanswered