Here is my video for Blend Conference. It was my first conference talk, and I’m very proud of it. Let me be clear, this talk is kind of embarrassing. The video chops off the beginning of my talk and jumps right in. I’m up talking. I lay a lot of feelings out on the line. My hand drawn slides are kinda rough. I’m pretty sure you can hear my heart beating in the microphone. But I don’t care. I'm not afraid of embarrassing myself publicly. It frees me from feeling stuck, from being afraid to put myself out there. It’s not always going to go smoothly, but at least I did it.
Around the 10 minute mark, I start hitting my stride. The moments when I'm away from the podium, speaking my mind instead of reading notes, are the strongest. Getting better at that is my major goal for the next talk I give.
All in all, I’m incredibly proud of this talk! I hope you enjoy it too, especially you students out there!