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Geek Girl Dinner – tips and resources for aspiring presenters

How to get the opportunity to speak at an event

  • don’t be afraid to put your hand up!
  • research previous events and come up with something appropriate for the event

How to endear yourself to the event organiser

  • be an awesome correspondent!
  • read all the info you receive about your role in the event carefully – and ask questions if they haven’t been answered (where do I have to be? when do I have to be there? who do I report to? what resolution will the projector be? how long should I speak for? See the resources in the final section below for a couple of great blog posts that will give you countless questions like this).
  • be reliable (be where you are meant to be at the time you are meant to be there; get there early; get an emergency contact number before the event; have some contingency plans for getting to the venue – again see the links in the resources section below for much more practical advice like this)

After the presentation

Do as much as is feasible to maximise the chance of ongoing engagement after the presentation.

Events to approach about presenting

Meetup groups

These are a fantastic way of getting your foot in the door and your name out there. Go along to a few first, get to know the organiser, and then propose a session.

And then something Web Directions has coming up on April 4 is What Do You Know – we’ll definitely be looking for presenters!

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Thanks for an amazing few days Web Directions. So many great themes of empathy, inclusion, collaboration, business impact through design, and keeping our future deeply human.

Laura van Doore Head of Product Design, Fathom

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Design 2019

    Australia's product design conference with the world's leading expert

    Melbourne April 11 & 12 2019

  • Web Directions Code 2019

    Australia's conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers

    Melbourne June 20 & 21 2019

  • Web Directions Product 2019

    Australia's conference for Product professionals

    Melbourne August 1 & 2 2019

  • Web Directions Summit 2019

    Our legendary event. Three big tracks,–Product, Design and Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2019