Education and Personal Development

Blazingly Simple Guide To Submitting To Conferences

There are many people who would like to speak at a conference but have a variety of reasons why they aren't doing it. I know I found it almost impossible to stand up in front of a group of people without crumbling just a few years ago but now I'm doing big stages and Keynotes. It took a lot of learning but also a lot of pushing past comfort zones. That's why I wrote this guide - to share some of the ideas and techniques that helped me start my journey to public speaking. The reality is, for many managers, presenting is an every day event and yet many managers don't put in the effort to get really good at it. This guide isn't just for managers though - it's for anyone looking to submit to a conference and then over deliver on the presentation itself. (more…)

By Rob, ago
Cultural and Societal Impact

How To Support New Conference Speakers

It's so good to see new speakers on the speaking circuit recently and new initiatives, like Speak-easy, bringing fresh voices to our industry. However, new speakers are often incredibly nervous on stage. It's natural - even seasoned conference speakers still get nervous - I still ask myself "Why Do I Do This?" before each talk. Here are a few tips on how to support new conference speakers. (more…)

By Rob, ago