If you’re way ahead of the game preparing for next year, @triketora wrote a Quora post with some good tips on submitting panels to @ghc [read it]. Key insight: make sure all your panelists are from different companies (yes this is harder! But worth it!)
Need to write a bio and don’t know where to start? Try this (2013) post from @berkun. [read it]. Top tip: the best bios are short!
Think you’ve mastered the slide deck because you read Presentation Zen (Amazon)? @dontgetcaught explains “Why “but all my slides are pictures” isn’t a smart public speaking strategy” [read it]. Answer this question: Are you using your slides as cue cards?
Cate experimented live-tweeting her own talk recently, and of course she blogged about it. [read it]. If you’re considering this, make sure your phone is on DND mode! It’s distracting enough without getting notifications.
Famous Speech Friday is a favourite feature of a great blog on women and public speaking - The Eloquent Woman. This speech, by Miep Gies, and it’s deconstruction is amazing. [read it]. Gies started speaking in her 80s, telling the story of Anne Frank whose family she had hidden from the Nazis. This quote will make you tear up: “I'm grateful that I could save Anne's diary. When I found it, scattered all over the floor, I stole it. I decided to store it away in order to give it back to Anne when I should, when she should return. I wanted to see her smile, receiving the diary.“