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Demystifying Public Speaking

Coming OCT 25

Don’t think public speaking is for you? It is—whether you’re bracing for a conference talk or a team meeting. Lara Hogan helps you identify your fears and effectively face them, so you can make your way to the stage (big or small). Get clear, practical advice through every step, from choosing a topic and creating a presentation, to gathering and distilling feedback, to event-day prep. You’ll feel confident and equipped to step into the spotlight.

About the Author

Lara Callender Hogan is an engineering director at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance (O’Reilly, 2014) and the coauthor of Building a Device Lab (Five Simple Steps, 2015).

In her world tour to advocate web performance to designers and developers alike, Lara has presented at Google I/O, keynoted the Velocity Conference, and given talks at organizations like the New York Times and the Hillary Clinton campaign. To connect her work with her activism, Lara donates all of the proceeds from Designing for Performance to charities focused on supporting underrepresented people in tech.

Lara also believes it’s important to celebrate career achievements with donuts.

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