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Foreword viiiIntroduction x
Chapter 1 Brainstorming Your Big Idea 1A Big Idea 2Creating Your Big Idea 5Refining Your Big Idea 9Finalizing Your Big Idea 14
Chapter 2 Writing Your Presentation Proposal 15The Standard Parts of a Conference Proposal 16How To: Write Your Conference Proposal 19
Chapter 3 Writing Your Bio 31The Two Types of Conference Bios 32Bios Are Here to Stay 38
Chapter 4 Structuring Your Presentation 39Start with Your Presentation Goals 40Build a Narrative 44Create an Outline 52Ready for Creation? 58
Chapter 5 Creating Your Presentation 61The Slide Deck 62Additional Considerations 71Make It Fun 76
Chapter 6 Practicing Your Presentation 77The Details of Practicing 78Approaches to Practicing 81Practice Makes Better 87
Chapter 7 Presentation Tips and Techniques 89The Pre-Game 90Game Time: On the Stage 96The More You Do It, the Easier It Gets 104
Chapter 8 Managing the Audience 105Pre-Gaming 106Getting to Know the People in the Audience 108Q&A 111Tricksy Humanses 114
Chapter 9 Iterating Your Presentation 115Room for Improvement 116Again and Again and Again 119
Additional Resources 121