A couple of days ago I did my first big talk, a colleague and I held a 50 minute session on migrating from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0 at DevDays 2006 in Stockholm. Luckily it was a big success! I credit our success almost entirely (obviously we had some part in it…) to Scott Hanselman, we found many tips and links on the topic of public speaking on Scott’s blog. The most important tip and what we worked on most was “be prepared”, we studied our subject vigorously the days before, preparing for any questions that the audience might ask. We also practised our talk, including all the demos, about 6 or 7 times to get the timing right and just feel confident with the content.
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