Creating your own Open-Source presentation

Parent Track: 
Beginner Track
All Attendees

This is a presentation for folks who are thinking about speaking at Drupal (and other open-source) events, such as Drupal Meetups and DrupalCon. During this hands-on session, we’ll look at what has stopped you from speaking in the past — and explore how to move past your fears. We will discuss some common myths about public speaking, different talk formats, and we will focus on developing your talk fully.

Each participant will come out of the workshop with a DrupalCamp, WordCamp or meetup talk outline — and more confidence to present it.

***You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This presentation is for all levels of experience.

This presentation is for you if:

  • You’ve thought about speaking at Meetup or Camp but you haven't written your talk
  • You have a specific topic in mind for a Meetup or Camp


  • Why speak at Open-Source events? 
  • Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking
  • Why speak at Open-Source events?
  • Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking
  • Writing the outline
  • Coming up with a great title
  • Practice giving a short talk (time allowing)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the basics of a good outline.
  • Apply what you have learned to your own outline.
  • Recall the different types of talk formats.
  • Practice public speaking in front of a small group to help build confidence.
  • Identify many of the fears that have stopped you from public speaking.