About seven years ago, I started a journey that was outside of my comfort zone. I started to talk about testing. By nature, i guess I’m more of an introvert so when opportunities came along to speak or present to fellow testers, I was nervous and not entirely sure if I knew what I was doing.
Back then it would have been good to have another tester to bounce ideas off ..a mentor if you will.
Today, it is a different story. Now, after a number of conference talks and presentations and courses, I feel that I am in a place in which I can give back to those who are aspiring to tell their story (even if they may not know it yet)!
One way of doing that is through this great initiative by Anne Marie Charrett and Fiona Charles. It is a great idea. It is an empowering idea. It is an idea that could help MORE testers tell a story that may have brewing inside them for awhile but did not know how to get it out. In short speakeasy is a way to help you become a presenter, a speaker, a breaker of the comfort zone and a way to create a wider, more diverse group of testing speakers.
I am grateful that Anne Marie and Fiona have given me this opportunity to help aspiring speakers and to share some the lessons that I have learnt over the last wee while.
If you are keen on speaking, if you are thinking about speaking, if you are not sure where to start but want to give your career a bit of a boost – head to Speak Easy and find out more (there are a few great testers and speakers lined up as mentors)!
See you there!
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A great thought of helping fellow testers with your knowledge, It happens with every one normally we call it stage fear but once we get addicted to it their is no way we get back, your a great human being because you want to help those who are eager to make their future, hoping to see many more blogs from you.
I published the blog you helped co authored on my blog: https://samanthaconnelly.com/free-range-testing/
Nice Article about wanted to mentor future testing speakers. I like the line “Speakeasy is the easiest way to became a presenter
Wow very interesting article. Thanks for sharing this mentor advice. May let my team to know about it. I have a blog, where I shared an article on how the artificial intelligence affect the software testing.
Wow very interesting article. Thanks for sharing this mentor advice. May let my team to know about it. I have a blog, where I shared an article on how the artificial intelligence affect the software testing.https://softwaretestingboard.com/q2a/login#axzz5cBwNT4cL