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Russ Miles

Giving great talks: how to overcome your fears of public speaking and get your message across

1 day
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Russ Miles, international keynote speaker and CEO of ChaosIQ.io, shares how he prepares for and executes some of the most popular talks on the conference circuit. This workshop includes plenty of support, guidance, stories and discussion to help you start or improve your own journey to confident public speaking.

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Why public speaking is a nightmare for everyone, and how to deal with it
  • How to practice effectively, and find the right amount of practice for you
  • How to build a narrative
  • How to handle ‘technical difficulties’
  • When and how to use humor
  • How to decide on your key talking points
  • How to follow up after your talk

Audience and prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in public speaking, and at improvers who want to gain new skills. There are no prerequisites apart from an open mind and willingness to participate. Diversity statement

Attendee Reviews

“Russ did teach us how to make great slides, but that was a tiny part of the lessons I learned on this course. Everything from how to prepare, how to build a narrative, how to use humour, how to avoid humour, was covered and practiced and my own public speaking has improved immensely!”
- Michael

“I came to the course desperate to learn to speak publicly and Russ showed me that there was nothing ‘special’ to it, just good method, practice, and having confidence in your own storytelling ability. I love it!”
- Jenny

Diversity statement

Voxgig is committed to diversity at events and wants to ensure that these workshops are as inclusive as possible. Let us know if you have any access, dietary, religious or other requirements, and if you require childcare during the workshop – we are hoping to be able to support parents who want to attend.

About Russ Miles:

Russ is an acclaimed international speaker and author. His most recent publication is Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices (Leanpub, 2016).

Russ is committed to helping drive gender diversity in technology. He is donating the proceeds of his new "Geek on a Harley Tour" book to Girls Who Code. Find out more at https://leanpub.com/geekonaharleychaostour

He has delivered hundreds of talks at meetups and conferences around the world, and is the author and instructor of a number of popular training courses for software developers. Russ also helps new conference speakers gain skills in public speaking by delivering this workshop both on a public and in-conference basis.

More info:

If you are interested in this workshop, we would love to discuss hosting it as a private class on your site. Alternatively please register your interest for a public course in the UK or Ireland.
Contact Natalie on +44 7411392118 or natalie.gray@voxgig.com for more information.