Melinda Seckington speaking at DevRelCon London 2018

7 + 8

November

2018

Melinda Seckington

Technical Manager | FutureLearn

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington is a Technical Manager at FutureLearn, a social learning platform.

She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly. When she’s not busy with events or blogging, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.

TALK OVERVIEW

The art of talk design

Everywhere you look, stories surround us, and everyone has something that’s worth sharing with others. As evangelists, we need to understand how to structure our talks so they can have the best effect on the audiences we are trying to reach. How do you discover the right angle and the right story for a talk? How do you frame your story?

Within tech we know how to approach building a new product: we research our user base, we figure out what and for who we’re trying to create something for and we make sure we constantly iterate on what we’ve come up with. So why aren’t we taking the same approach for our talks?

This talk will examine how to get in the right mindset of examining your talk ideas, and will introduce a framework of how to design and iterate on your talk. It will focus on several exercises and questions to help you create the best talk for the story you’re trying to tell.

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