Upcoming Presenting for Geeks workshops

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I'll be giving two free Presenting for Geeks workshops in July and August 2015:

On July 23, there will be a Presenting for Geeks workshop (in English) at the monthly meetup of the C++ User Group Rhein-Neckar in Heidelberg. Please RSVP via their Meetup page.

The other workshop will be in German, hence Präsentieren für Geeks, and will be at this year's FrOSCon, the Free and Open Source Conference in Sankt Augustin (near Bonn, Germany). Exact date (August 22 or 23) to be announced. Entrance to FrOSCon is free this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this great 2-day conference.

Hope to see some of you in Heidelberg or Sankt Augustin!

Presenting for Geeks - The Workshop

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I had to put work on my presentation course on the back burner since two other projects took precedence and required my full attention. The first of these two projects is now ready for announcement:

Presenting for Geeks is a shorter version of the complete presentation course targeted at, obviously, geeks. The goal of this workshop is to gently steer my fellow geeks away from bullet point-laden slides and teach some of the basic concepts of a modern and more engaging presentation style.

Presenting: My Presentation Course

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Well, this didn't work out. But you can always learn from failure. In this case, I turned it into a shorter, more specialised course and a book. I'm still available for presentation courses, but they're usually either variations of the Presenting for Geeks workshop or courses customised for specific customers. Drop me a line if you're interested.

So, the word is out: I'm going to offer my own take on a presentation course.

My motivation? There are still so many boring, uninspired, confusing presentations being given out there every day. And usually it's only because people don't know that they could do better.

With this course, I'd like to show that with some small improvements (e.g. during the preparation), you can already create and deliver presentations that are better than that average. It won't make you a superstar presenter over night, but teach you concepts and ideas that you can apply bit by bit, therefore improving with each new presentation that you're going to give.