Technically speaking is one year old. I think that is about the same age as Speak Easy, my favorite diversity program. I love both initiatives. Technically speaking seems to grow newsletter first (useful stuff!), and Speak Easy seems to grow coaching first (amazing new speakers created within such a short timeframe!).
My Public Speaking Goals for 2016
- Give a high-profile keynote
- Publish 2 talks as videos online that wouldn't happen in conferences
- Less talks at conferences, just 3 (scheduled 2 already)
- Some workshops at conferences, as paid work (at least 1)
- Coaching 2 new speakers - finish one in progress and start one new
I want to transform my focus to being a paid speaker - a professional speaker that does invited keynotes and paid workshops. I realize I will not be able to resist temptation to be somewhere just for the fun of it though.
Some of my 2015 Public Speaking Highlights
This was my "year of international conferences". Adding all that I did this year to Lanyrd, I learned this:
- 33 delivered sessions
- 2 keynotes and 2 opening presentations on a single-track conference!
- 13 different conferences in 7 different countries, 2 continents
- Breakdown for conferences: 7 CfP / 6 invited; 2 conferences were #PayToSpeak (did not cover travel+stay and was not local)
- 6 talks in meetups
- 1 peer conference with talk, and 3 open space conferences with a session (not counted on list)
- 1 webinar
- 6 training courses (public & private)
- Coached 1 new speaker through SpeakEasy to deliver her first talk and she did great!