Speaker Improvement Library

Contribute here!

Since its beginning, New Stars of Data as well as the DataGrillen Newcomer track tried to enable new speakers to provide them the tools and help needed to build a present their first session. This time, we’re not looking for mentors or new speakers but for seasoned speakers, willing to share their experience and knowledge to help new and old stars to build better presentations.

Our efforts are also supported as part of the Microsoft Azure Data Community Advisory Board’s initiative on Diversity.

  • Aunt Kathi’s tips for new presenters Video

  • Everybody Has a Story to Tell: Developing Your First Presentation Video

  • How to write an abstract that catches everyone’s attention Video

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You can also find the full PlayList on YouTube and additional materials on GitHub!

Want to learn contribute but don’t know which topic?

Potential topics could include but are not limited to :

  • creating an abstract
  • building a slide deck
  • designing session flows
  • turning a slide deck into a presentation
  • accessible presentations
  • inclusive language
  • or how to pre-record a session.

Our goal is to build a free content library that’s available to everyone to help them improve their sessions – no matter if it’s their first or 100th, even though we think new speakers will benefit the most.

Contributors will get to choose between a live presentation (which is being recorded), us recording the session with them or them pre-recording the session. 

All rights of the content remain with the contributors – you donate us a non-exclusive license of your content for our community effort. Nothing should or would stop you however of course to also self-host your content in addition to that.