Speak at a tech conference by Justin Jackson

Speak at a tech conference

A four-day live course on public speaking

"6 years ago: I was terrified of public speaking. Today, I’m presenting my 120th session. I’ve never felt more grateful, or more free."
Cory House, .NET developer

Get four days of public speaking training


You’re a developer, designer, technologist, geek, or product person.

And you want to give a talk at a tech conference.

But you have a bunch of obstacles in your way:

  • You have no experience giving a talk.
  • You don’t know how to organize your material.
  • You don’t know how to write an interesting talk.
  • You don’t know to act on stage and speak with confidence.
  • You don’t know how to get a speaking gig, or how to pitch yourself as a speaker.
Take my “public speaking for geeks” class: Autumn 2018

You’ll learn:

  • Tues, Nov 27th – How to choose a topic
  • Weds, Nov 28th – How to write a good talk
  • Thurs, Nov 29th – How to practice your talk
  • Friday, Nov 30th – How to deliver your talk, and get your first gig
The live class is every day, for 1 hour, from Nov 27-30th at 10am Pacific.

How I got on stage at tech conferences

As a teenager, I was the shyest kid in my whole class. Public speaking terrified me.

When I entered adulthood and started my career, I realized that learning to speak publicly was a critical skill. Whether it was presenting to my dev team, giving a product demo, or speaking at a local meetup, I needed to know how to give a talk.

I started doing small team presentations. Then, I moved on to giving product demos.

In 2011, I attended a Future of Web Apps conference in Miami and wondered: "Could I speak on stage at a tech conference like this?"
In 2015 I submitted an attendee talk for MicroConf in Las Vegas. My topic was picked, and I gave my 12-minute talk on stage at a tech conference!

The organizers liked it so much, they asked me to be the keynote speaker in Barcelona.
Since 2015, I’ve spoken every year at conferences like MicroConf, SumoCon, and Laracon.

I want to teach you everything I know about public speaking; from writing the talk, to getting a speaking slot, to delivering your talk on stage.

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