April 24, 2023

A Tech Conference for Collaboration

David Neal

Ambassador of Awesome

Public Speaking without Barfing on Your Shoes

Sooner or later, we are called on to speak. Out loud. In front of an audience. We may have to present something to our team, our leadership, or even a larger group of (--gulp--) mostly strangers. Public speaking strikes fear into the hearts of nearly everyone... especially those of us who are very shy. Imagining people in their underwear does not help.I have been speaking at conferences, user groups, and meetups for many years. However, as a shy introvert, this is not something that comes natural to me! If I can do it, so can you! In this fun and light-hearted talk, I want to share with you what I have learned from my hard-won experience. Introverts and extroverts alike will walk away with practical tips on preparing and giving effective presentations.


David is a family man, software developer, musician, illustrator, and Microsoft MVP living in North Georgia, USA. He is currently a Principal Developer Advocate for Pluralsight. David runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and JavaScript, and is made entirely of bacon.