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#Speaking about MongoDB
-##Why Should You Speak?
+##Why
-###What’s in it for you?
+###It's Good for You
* Personal Name Recognition: Get your name out there with MongoDB enthusiasts
* Association with a great product gives you credibility
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* Showcase your company's technical expertise
* Recruit candidates with MongoDB interest or skills
-###What's in it for your audience?
+###It's Good for the Community
* Presentations have direct impact on both individual users and the larger community
* Audience members want to learn from you and from your experience
* Use cases and experience help people avoid similar errors
* Every presentation given grows the collective knowledge base about MongoDB
* You help create a community around MongoDB
-###What Should You Talk About?
-Teach them something! MongoDB User Group members have different levels of experience with MongoDB, but everyone wants to learn more. Talk about topics you are comfortable with --- as technical or as conceptual as that may be.
+##What
+
+###What Should You Talk About?
+
+MongoDB users have different levels of experience with MongoDB, but everyone wants to learn more. You can provide the knowledge and expertise to make future MongoDB users as successful as you. If you're going to give a presentation, talk about your experience and your areas of expertise.
+
Some great topics include:
-1. MongoDB in the Cloud (AWS, Rackspace, SoftLayer, etc.)
+1. Strategies for Hosting MongoDB in the Cloud
2. Monitoring Your MongoDB Deployment
-3. Scaling MongoDB
+3. Your Experience Scaling your MongoDB Deployment
4. "Things I wish I knew About MongoDB When I Started"
5. How I use MongoDB in Production
* [Using MongoDB for Groupon's Place Data](http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/using-mongodb-groupons-place-data)
* [Storing eBay's Media Metadata on MongoDB](http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/storing-ebays-media-metadata-mongodb-0)
* [Real World Application Performance with MongoDB](http://www.mongodb.com/presentations/real-world-application-performance-mongodb)
-6. How to use MongoDB in a Specific Language
- * MongoDB and PHP
- * MongoDB and Ruby
- * MongoDB and Java
- * etc.
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7. MongoDB and Big Data
- * SQL, NoSQL and Big Data Architecture
+ * Big Data Architecture
+ * MongoDB Data Aggregation Options
* HIVE, Hadoop, and other MongoDB integrations
Top 5 Tips on creating awesome Slide Decks:
-* Be precise: Most user group organizers make slides available online after the user group, so make sure they are correct and to the point.
+* Be precise: Most event hosts make slides available online after the user group, so make sure they are correct and to the point.
* Be visual: a clever picture, easy to read chart, or even simple bullet points convey clear information. This is often more effective than code examples.
* Use big fonts! Some meeting rooms are large and it is always hard to see from the back of the room.
* Avoid including full text such as sentences and paragraphs in your slides. This makes it difficult for people to pay
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[Duarte Designs](http://www.duarte.com) have great insight into presentation design and storytelling. Check out their [blog](http://www.duarte.com/blog/) for
weekly tips.
-Remember: Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary! We are here to help -- We have lots of resources and can review decks and presentations.
+Remember: Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary!
##Where Can You Speak About MongoDB?
-Presentations reach thousands of users around the world. Here are some places to share your knowledge:
+There are thousands of places around the world where you can speak about MongoDB. Here are some places to share your knowledge:
* External Conferences: Find conferences accepting talk proposals.
* [MongoDB User Groups (MUGs)](http://www.mongodb.com/user-groups): A more informal place to practice your presentation and meet great people.
+* Your Local User Group:
* [MongoDB Days](http://www.mongodb.com/events): Full day events for more advanced and more technical presentations.
-* Lightning Talks and Demos: Offer to give a 5-10 minute presentation on a MongoDB tool to build up your presentation skills.
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####Things to Remember Before You Speak at the Event:

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