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Are you considering becoming a speaker, but feel nervous about getting on stage for the first time? Have you already presented a few sessions and want advice on how to improve? Do you learn more from seeing examples of what you should NOT do during a presentation instead of reading a list of bullet points on how to become a better speaker?
Don't worry! I have made plenty of presentation mistakes over the years so you won't have to :)
In this session, we will go through common presentation mistakes and how you can avoid them, as well as how you can prepare for those dreaded worst-case scenarios. Don't let those "uhms" and "uhhs" dominate your presentation, help the audience focus on the key message you're delivering instead of making them read a wall of text in your slides, recover gracefully from any demo failures, and stop distracting your attendees with floppy bunny hands.
All it takes is a little preparation and practice. You can do this!
Session Level: 100 / Beginner
Session Length: 30-75 minutes
Prerequisites: None :)
Cathrine loves data and coding, as well as teaching and sharing knowledge 🤓 She is based in Norway and works as a Tech Lead and Senior Data Management & Analytics Consultant in Skill, focusing on Data Integration and Data Warehousing. Her core skills are Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development, but she enjoys everything from programming to data visualization. Outside of work she’s active in the Azure and Microsoft Data communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, international speaker, blogger, organizer, and chronic volunteer. She blogs at cathrinew.net and tweets at @cathrinew.
Cathrine is based in Norway, but loves traveling and speaking internationally.