Earlier this week I did my first public speaking presentation at the quarterley SEO meetup MancSEO, which “is an informal group of like-minded people, who enjoy talking SEO and getting to know their peers.”
I’ve been planning on doing something like this for a while now, and whilst I had some apprehension about getting up and talking in front of 100+ people, in the end it was a great opportunity to share some knowledge and tips which were well received.
The venue was held at Impossible, a Manchester bar that has a function room that conveniently has a stage and is perfect for an event such as MancSEO:
There were 3 other speakers on who all did great talks:
Whilst post talk it’s always a good event to do some networking with like minded individuals.
The takeaway for me from this is that if you’ve been considering doing public speaking at all then forget about the nerves and just do it – you’ll get a buzz and it’s great to hear positive feedback and get asked questions by folk who are genuinely interested in what you have to say.
Am certainly looking forward to speaking again in the future. Below are some vidoes / pics and a slideshare of the presentation I did.