Sunday August 4 2019, C3.3, 11:50 AEST

Every developer can be a great public speaker. Learn actionable public speaking tips distilled from more than a decade of stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy. After this talk, you’ll feel more confident delivering daily standups, company meetings, and conference talks.


You can systematically improve at public speaking.

I am an introverted software engineer. I used to be terrified of public speaking, but I learned to feel confident on stage after more than a decade of performing stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy.

With a few small tweaks, you can dramatically improve as a public speaker. I’ll share the most effective strategies I use for every presentation. Learn how to communicate to any audience, common mistakes to avoid, and how stand-up comedians deal with hecklers.


Donna Zhou

Donna Zhou


Donna is a software engineer and loves public speaking. Donna has been performing stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy for more than a decade. She believes every developer can be a confident public speaker.