(First, let’s have a hug around of a pulse for ‘NewsCred, Dhaka’ who again sponsor our event.)
‘Tech Speaker v2.0’ took place on 25th March, 2016 at ‘NewsCred, Dhaka’ which was a followup event of ‘Tech Speaker v1.0’. Before we hive into it, let’s have a recap on what we did so far on previous event.
- On previous event, we learned about Tech Speaker’s objectives, purpose and the importance of regional community.
- We did learn full details on ‘TechSpeakers Curriculum’ and ‘Speaking Tips’.
- Learned to identify ourselves by ‘SWOT analysis’.
- Participated on ‘Team-wise Public Speaking’ and ‘Free Speech’ session.
[Here’s ‘Tech Speaker v1.0’ blog for more details]
In this event, it was fully focused on ‘Storytelling’ method where participants need to present a technological substance which was an essential part of his/her real life on some point.
At the beginning of the event, Salman Rahman Desh shared the major mistake that speakers often do unconsciously; which is “um”, ”Ah”, “mhm”, “ooh”, “You Know” while speaking. The only solution is to ‘Cough’ when this happened. Also speaking errors can be solve by taking enough pause, avoid talking too fast, show a little attitude to motivate yourself(Not to Show Off). After that, previous participants team-up with new participants to mentor them about ‘Free Speech’ for around 10 minutes and then they present it with time limitation around 2 minutes. While preparing, Some of them wrote key-points of their presentation which was a great strategy.
Then, Salman Rahman Desh showed the strategy to prepare the topics, how to select key-points and after that notify participants to prepare for ‘Storytelling’ session. Each participants were fully engaged to take key-points and resource of their selected topics. After lunch, one by one present their 10 minutes speech. A good number of life experience topics were presented such as ‘Impact of Social Media in my life’, ‘Weather Forecasting’, ‘Proper use of Google Hangout’, ‘What I found from Mozilla’, ‘Online Gaming’, ‘First introduce to Internet’ and so on.
Participants showed much dedication on public speaking and within a few days, they will be ready for formal speech. This sessions will surely develop critical thinking skills, fine-tuning verbal and nonverbal skills and most importantly they will overcome fear of public speaking.
Etherpad Link: https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/remo-tech-speaker-v2-0
Reps Portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/tech-speaker-v2-0/