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Wednesday, August 21 • 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Speaker Preparation: Simple Steps with a Tremendous Impact - Svetlana Grinchenko, DVC.org*

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A speaker struggling with extreme anxiety and ending up with a crumpled talk is one of the main fears of an event organizer. It is also the reason for rarely putting a complete speaker newbie on the conference line-up. If you are a first-time speaker without a big name company on your LinkedIn profile, chances for your talk to be accepted are pretty low.

Now how can we change it? How can we make the conferences and events more inclusive and open to the community, without compromising on the quality of the content and verbal presentation?
In this session, Svetlana will show what a tremendous change can be made with a structured approach to preparation, including rehearsing, mentorship, and support, with a little help from technology.

Svetlana will be sharing some real-life stories of how this approach helped to battle all the major speaker's fears, inspired 100% of the engineering team to be willing to speak, and even helped to advance from a lightning talk to a keynote in 3 months.

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Svetlana Grinchenko

Head of Developer Relations, DVC.org
Svetlana is driving developer relations and community at DVC.org. Passionate about technology, communities, OS and everything around it. Previously, Pepper Potts for a number of Tony Starks.  

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:35pm - 3:00pm PDT
Aqua Salon E
  Diversity Empowerment
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