Lessons learned as a conference speaker ↦
How do you develop an idea for a talk, determine the conferences to pitch, actually deliver the talk, and whether or not it’s even worth doing? Joshua Comeau writes on Medium:
I’m still very much at the beginning of my career. I’m only ~5 years into what will likely be a 40-year career, so I’m only about 1/8th through! That thought is simultaneously liberating and dizzying; it means I don’t have to feel rushed when it comes to making the most of every available opportunity, but it also means I have no clue what’s ahead.
Conference-speaking is a worthwhile endeavor, but it’s one heck of a bumpy ride, and not always worth it. I’ll continue to prepare talks — as long as folks still want to hear what I have to say…
Joshua ends with an invitation … 👏
I encourage you to give it a shot. Feel free to reach out to me, I’m always happy to give your proposal a quick read :)
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