Dutch PHP Conference

June 7, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Get on stage!

When I first started to attend conferences I looked up to speakers as if they were unreachable rockstars or better yet Gods who descended on our little blue planet. All-knowing creatures to educate us mere mortals.

Let me tell you a secret… that’s not true! They are just like you and me. Down to earth people who want to share their knowledge and experience to help others. You can be the one on this stage too.

Impostor syndrome is just a mind trick. I’m sure you also have something interesting to share which will benefit others. And guess what? Conference organizers are always on the lookout for new talent.

I will show you how to get started. How to pick a first topic and craft your first talk. How to get confident on stage and benefit from public speaking. And let’s bust some myths along the way too, shall we?



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Comments on joind.in

https://joind.in/event/dutch-php-conference-2019/get-on-stage Thomas Berends
Extremely fun talk which really gave me an understanding on how speaking works and how you can do it. It was a great 'base' for actually doing it! Thank you Rowdy. Sebastian Feldmann
Encouraged people to get into speaking and gave them a huge amount of tips on how to do that. Need more of those talks at conferences! Jeroen de Jong
Great start of your talk and a great story. I liked how the design of your slides showed the progress of your presentation. Good job!