The First Thing a Technical Speaker Needs

DGAF
  • Take a fresh look at the material. Would it be interesting to me if I didn’t already know it? Excitement infects.
  • Remind myself that it’s okay for me to be just me.
  • Remind myself that if the audience members learn something useful but think I’m an idiot, that’s better than them thinking that I’m vaguely clever but not taking away anything helpful.

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