Things Experienced Speakers Wish They’d Known: Tips for First-Time Conference Speakers

I know this post is aimed at first time speakers, as was the original tweet that sparked the conversation behind it, but there are so many pearls of wisdom in it, that I’d venture the most tenured talk-givers would also finish it with fresh perspectives.

The three tips I found most intriguing were:

  1. Practice your talk three times: first alone, secondly with a supportive audience and finally at a smaller meet-up before you present at the conference you’re prepping for.
  2. Test your talk in Airplane Mode (in case of any/all technical difficulties).
  3. Breathe.

The original post was penned by Sophie Koonin. You can find her on Twitter here.