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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Giving a Talk

Iain Poulson wrote a good article on public speaking.

“But Speaking Is For Experts” This is a common fallacy that needs to be dispelled if you are to get up and start speaking. Conference speakers are not necessarily experts that know more than you. They are just people who have stood up!

Anyone can do a talk, regardless of your background and skills – you have something to offer.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.