If you've thought about giving a talk at work, or submitting a talk to a conference to speak, this episode is for you. Hear our thoughts on why you should care about presentation, 5 tips for public speaking, how to differentiate yourself, how to come up with themes for a talk, and taking your audience on the hero's journey.

Direct link to the episode.

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  episode: 220,
  title: 'Tips for Effective Presenting and Communication',
  topics: [ 
    'presentation', 'communication', 'speaking'
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  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa', 'Dan Wahlin', 'Craig Shoemaker'

Recording date: Jan 26, 2023

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

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  • 00:27 Welcome
  • 01:01 Why should you care about presentation?
  • 04:50 What are scenarios where better communication helps?
  • 06:29 Ward's 4 Pillars of Public Speaking
  • 09:18 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 10:15 Differentiating yourself
  • 15:50 The pause
  • 26:28 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 27:29 How do you come up themes or ideas for a talk?
  • 31:45 The hero's journey
  • 38:48 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.