Blog: External - Presentations
This is a series I am writing about blogging. It’s a reflection of the journey I have taken and highlights along the way.
I will go through the following topics related to my blogging journey in their own articles:
- learnings from posts
- external benefits
- personal growth
Ready to Volunteer (to speak)
When our lunch and learn organizer ask for volunteers to speak, I raised my hand immediately.
There was a need and I could fulfill it, thanks to my blog.
By posting regularly to my blog, I am in the position to give a presentation on any topic from my blog as I have done more than half the work of creating a presentation: writing out the details.
From my posts, I create a presentation easily by:
- reviewing the topic in the post
- add any new content since the post
- edit for the audience
- create slides
The preparation aspect still takes time. “Practice makes perfect”. Through the blog post, I have done the hardest part of creating a presentation: deciding what to say.
Presenting is easier writing everything down you want to say. I have the depth, the details. Even creating the slides are easier because I just focus on the slides, not putting content onto the slides. I use the slides the support the content, not the other way around.
Pick; don’t think
Whenever anyone asks me for a presentation, I can look at my treasure chest of topics and just pick one instead of thinking of a “good one.”