Yes! November is our birthday!
Over the years, we've mixed it up with purely social birthday drinks to give you more time to get to know each other (& Liz and I are not averse to a lovely cocktail or wine) or the usual speaker topic session - this year we have a new plan.
One of the big reasons Product Anonymous exists is to share knowledge. Another reason we exist is to grow the local talent which includes giving people the opportunity to gain experience in front of a crowd & crafting a talk. We're super proud that several ProdAnon speakers have gone on talk at large conferences.
So for November.. it's time to dip your toe in the water. Yes, you!
We want you to present - for 5 minutes. It's not a long talk, you won't have to answer 15 questions after, nor do you need to create earth-shattering beautiful slides.
What you need to do is know what you want to express, to teach, to explain, to get ProdAnon folks excited about.
You need to be able to communicate that in FIVE minutes (warning: Liz will have her whistle). And you need to be available to do this on Thursday evening November 18th.
This is not a 'lightning talk'. You do not have to change slides every 15 seconds and have only 20 slides. It's your 5 minutes. It can be fun. It can be serious. It could be an insight you want to share.
What to do next?
- Mull over your idea and submit it by EOD Saturday, October 23rd
- Those chosen will be contacted on Friday, October 29th (yes, this is encouraging you to spend Melbourne Cup wknd working on your preso!)
How will talks be selected?
- Appeal of the topic to ProdAnon people
- Your sworn ability to be able to use google slides and deliver the slides the week before the event