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Published on Dec 2, 2016
In our work, we each have moments of saying some prepared words under a spotlight – whether it’s during team standups, giving a presentation at a meeting, or pitching your promotion to your boss – and yet we all have different fears about those moments. Whether your speciality is coding, design, or community, strong communication skills will take your technical expertise to the next level. In this talk, we’ll walk through the spectrum of public speaking fears and learn tactics to address them, so you can feel confident and equipped to step into the spotlight.
About Lara Hogan
Lara Hogan is an Engineering Director of Product Infrastructure at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance, Building a Device Lab, and Demystifying Public Speaking. In her world tour to advocate performance to designers and developers alike, Lara has presented at Google I/O, keynoted the Velocity Conference, and given talks at companies like The New York Times to help shift them toward a culture of performance. She’s a master at breaking down technical topics in ways that help people understand and trust her advocacy. Previously at Etsy, Lara was the Engineering Manager of Mobile Web.