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1 parent eda88f3 commit 8175a49bd58c4390d773f3a40439f4258ea08f95 @fronx fronx committed Jun 13, 2012
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2 _posts/2012-06-11-an-alternative-to-affirmative-action.md
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ Affirmative action is bootstrapping. We’d love to eventually have an organic,
If you run a conference, you could choose to bootstrap your selection process in this way. However, explicitly setting aside speaker spots for women is bound to start a heated debate about whether affirmative action is fair, and whether it achieves its goals.
-Whether you feel affirmative action is unfair or not, the fact is some people percieve it as unfair. There is an alternative: to actively encourage women to submit conference proposals, especially to conferences that have blind selections processes.
+Whether you feel affirmative action is unfair or not, the fact is some people percieve it as unfair. There is an alternative: to actively encourage women to submit conference proposals, especially to conferences that have blind selection processes.
As an industry, we could insist on taking affirmative action. Or we could jump over the topic of affirmative action entirely by instead actively and aggressively encouraging women to submit talk proposals to conferences.
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2 _posts/2012-06-11-excuses-excuses.md
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ I started small: I gave a lightning talk which was just a book review at one of
##3. You think “I’m afraid of public speaking”
-Why, because you are afraid of looking stupid in front of a crowd? PROTIP: Being afraid of looking stupid is actually a fantastic motivator for being well-prepared. Most of us are intimated by public speaking. I’m afraid every single time, but then, because I’m prepared and I’ve practiced, everything goes well and I end up feeling great.
+Why, because you are afraid of looking stupid in front of a crowd? PROTIP: Being afraid of looking stupid is actually a fantastic motivator for being well-prepared. Most of us are intimidated by public speaking. I’m afraid every single time, but then, because I’m prepared and I’ve practiced, everything goes well and I end up feeling great.
##4. You think “I’m not nearly as nerdy and intense as some of those guys I’ve seen give talks”
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6 _posts/2012-06-12-practical-tips-for-becoming-a-great-speaker.md
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ Your talk should also motivate your audience about the topic. If the only thing
##State your thesis
-A talk is a not a mystery novel: be clear and state the point you want people to understand. State it at the beginning and also at the end. It might even be the title of your talk as well.
+A talk is not a mystery novel: be clear and state the point you want people to understand. State it at the beginning and also at the end. It might even be the title of your talk as well.
##Know your ideas, not the exact words
@@ -25,15 +25,15 @@ The way to avoid reading from your notes, and to sound casual, is to remember a
##Structure: have it
-In storytelling, there different kinds of narratives, but the most engaging and satisfying* ones have:
+In storytelling, there are different kinds of narratives, but the most engaging and satisfying* ones have:
1. a beginning that introduces the motive *(motivation, purpose, thesis)*
2. a middle where the motive is advanced *(explained, justified, challenged)*
3. a clear ending *(summary, conclusion, outcome)*
If the middle of your talk has a series of distinct sections, let your audience know what they are in advance, and remind your audience where you are in your “agenda” as you go. You can do this verbally (e.g. “I explained A and B, and now I will explain C”) or just visually with your slides, or both.
-*\* Yes there are stories that break this structure, but they are rare, and while the goods ones exceptional, the bad ones are dismal.*
+*\* Yes there are stories that break this structure, but they are rare, and while the goods ones are exceptional, the bad ones are dismal.*
##Introduce yourself
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2 index.html
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ <h2 id='dear_male_reader'>Dear male reader,</h2>
<h2 id='dear_reader_who_does_not_identify_as_male_or_female'>Dear reader who does not identify as male or female,</h2>
-<p>I have not forgotten you, and you should also speak out, speak up, and get involved. I have created this site as a women to encourage other women, but I would love love love to see you become a speaker as well. All offers of encouragement and guidance are offered herein to you as well.</p>
+<p>I have not forgotten you, and you should also speak out, speak up, and get involved. I have created this site as a woman to encourage other women, but I would love love love to see you become a speaker as well. All offers of encouragement and guidance are offered herein to you as well.</p>
<p align="right"> — <em>Tiffany</em> </p>

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