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What I’ve Learned from Speakers Around the World

By Poornima Vijayashanker For the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of speaking internationally. I was invited to speak at the Frontiers of Interaction, a design conference in Milan, Italy, and Twinkle a business conference in Tampere, Finland. What I’ve enjoyed most about attending conferences in other countries (aside from indulging in the…

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The Most Common Mistakes Presenters Make

By Poornima Vijayashanker This is a summary taken from Karen Catlin’s and my latest book: Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking. You scan the program at a conference, come across a topic that sounds interesting, and say to yourself, “Sounds interesting enough, I’ll check it out.”Or, “I’ve been meaning to learn more about X,…

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