Telling your Story

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Telling Your Story

Speaking for Non-Speakers


Photo by srgpicker

PrEscriptive Talks

This is How You Do It
Photo by Antanith

Narrative Stories

This is my Experience
Photo by eqkrishena

Imposter Syndrome

Photo by DaPuglet

WWW5, Paris, 1996

Nif-T-Nav at the Speed of Light
Photo by Werner Kunz

In a Mirror

Rarely Effective for Me
Photo by Arry_B

Rehearsing with Friends

Much better

Sharing your Story

Photo by Ed Yourdon


I Love Haikudeck
Photo by kleneway1379

Too Many Words

Make People Sleepy
Photo by italianjob17


what makes a good story?
Photo by BozDoz

Back Up Your Story

Pictures Evoke Emotions

How Many?

1 minute per slide usually works for me
Photo by RLHyde


Yeah, it's a Thing
Photo by bark


It's not a Race
Photo by paloetic

Forgetting Your Lines

It's not a Play, Either


Your first two slides
Photo by NtugiGroup

The Audience is on Your Side

Meet some!
Photo by K J Payne

Talk to the Friendly People

The Other Ones are Probably Not Listening
Photo by eflon

2007, Houston, YAPC

(Yet Another Perl Conference)


42 Slides
Photo by CJ Isherwood


In a mirror, like a play

Spoiler Alert

None of this was helpful

Huge Room!

Filled with Perl Royalty
Photo by Si-MOCs

Deep Breath...

I Can Do This
Photo by gi@como


No dongle. Total newb mistake.
Photo by ressaure

And then...

My system made like a brick
Photo by pareeerica


And see the pretty beach balls
Photo by CarlosPacheco


Another system? Target mode?


Photo by pareeerica

Another System

No slides, just demo
Photo by bre pettis

Deep Breath

Gosh, I'm Sure Glad I worked on Those Slides

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Thanks, Casey ;-)

Another Good Samaritan

USB to the rescue!
Photo by JD Hancock


The suspense is killing you, right?
Photo by quinn.anya

No Network!

Photo by gwilmore

Deep Breath

Photo by Kevin Dinkel

No Props

Just me and the audience
Photo by batmoo

No more anxiety

Just some slight delirium

The Result?

Photo by garryknight

What did I learn?

A different approach
Photo by sciencesque


Doesn't help me
Photo by pcgn7

Telling my story

In different ways, to different people


Need to inspire and guide me
Photo by rishibando

More words

Is not better
Photo by nkpl

10 Years Later...

Photo by JD Hancock

I love speaking

People love stories

And remember them
Photo by orkomedix


Not lectures
Photo by Ame Otoko

Your successes

Or... Challenges

Technical Topics

Code on Slides

Need context
Photo by Yu. Samoilov

User Stories

Better than abstract concepts
Photo by John-Morgan

Connect with your audience

Finding your story

Photo by Andi Licious

Find your passion

Your story is there

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