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LJC Speaker Clinic in partnership with Devoxx UK and RecWorks

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ThoughtWorks Ltd

First Floor 76-78 Wardour Street

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At the LJC we’ve always been passionate about nurturing new speakers. The LJC has helped many new speakers give their first presentation, both at the Unconference and ongoing lightning talks and evening presentations. Many of those speakers have gone on to speak at national and international conferences including Devoxx and Java One. We are now looking to do this as part of a new initiative within the LJC in partnership with Devoxx UK and RecWorks.

To kick off this initiative we will be running a speaker clinic for those of you keen to submit a talk to a conference, but looking for guidance on where to get started.

We will cover the basics, giving you some simple guidelines to help prepare you for your first presentation, as well as some insider tips to consider when submitting your talk ideas.

The most important thing you should get from this session is probably how you’re going to handle having a sea of faces staring expectantly at you when you take to the stage.

This session is aimed at NOVICE speakers - people who have never done it before, or have limited experience with presenting, and want to take that first step.

Come to this session if:

• You'd like to present at a LJC event, but you're not confident enough yet
• You're wondering if you could present at Devoxx UK or another conference
• You want practical help getting started with public speaking
• You're simply curious about what it's like

This is very much an introductory session (although more confident speakers are welcome), and will focus on your skills as a presenter, not the mechanics of building a slide deck or talk.

Beyond the event RecWorks will help to connect you with a mentor who can guide you all the way through to your first lightning talk/evening presentation to your first conference presentation.

Partners

Devoxx UK - Every year the Devoxx Family welcomes over 11,000 developers to events in Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Morocco & the USA. In 2018 Devoxx UK is looking to fill 125 speaker sessions!

RecWorks - RecWorks run the Meet a Mentor initiative, we make introductions between experienced mentors and those looking to learn. We have so far organised 300 introductions from graduates to experienced CTOs.

Thanks also to ThoughtWorks for supporting the initiative and providing the venue for us.

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