You attend all the best tech conferences year after year. You love the varied topics, meeting up with friends, and indulging in great food and drinks. But something's still missing: your chance to shape your favorite conferences. Don't just be an attendee - be a participant by sharing your knowledge as a speaker.

Take it from someone who hates public speaking: it's actually pretty fun! In this session, I'll share how I overcame nerves and started public speaking at technology conferences all over the country. Let's discuss every part of the process: ideation, outlining, storytelling, writing compelling abstracts, creating slides, speaking tips, recommended tooling, simplifying technical topics, and much more. This session will help first-time speakers get started. Experienced speakers might learn a different way to tackle their favorite topics.