Day 8: The art of public speaking
Have you ever spoken in public ?
Well you should.
My brother Loganaden was the first person who initated me to public speaking.
I was completely unprepared for that first speech.
And to myself, I believed I was unable to do what public speaking is all about.
Transfer of knowledge
This is the basis of any great speech.
I felt that I had failed my audience.
As weird as it may sound, a few people came and congratulated me.
I received a lot of positive feedback.
But to me, It was another story and it haunted me.
That was the only thing on my mind.
On my next chance at this, I had a bad throat, so I had to cancel my speech.
Again, with all the preparation I did for this one, it felt like I was letting down my crowd.
One year later
This time, I knew what i had to do.
I prepared, 3 months in advance.
Even if my throat was bad in that year, it wouldn’t matter.
I delivered my best speech of that year, I nailed it (quite humbly)
People were screaming and overexcited, it was crazy levels of energy in that room !
I added a personal touch to that one.
I did a readaptation of the ever famous movie line in the movie Taken, where i said:
“I don’t know who you are, I don’t know what you want.
If you are looking for a ransom I can tell you I don’t have any money.
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills that I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for bugs like you.
If you let that code go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you and I will not pursue you.
But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, then I will fix you.”
Then I concluded with the things that people say to discourage you.
And your comeback would be: “Talk is cheap, show me the code” ~ Linus Torvalds.
What are you waiting for ?
If you got a good idea, go sign up for Devcon 2021.
Call for speakers is ending on the 20 Jan 2021 !