Learn to Do More Than Just Make a Decent Presentation.
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book and videos

I’ve spent the last ten years creating and giving technical presentations. I have lost count of the number of conferences and user groups at which I’ve presented. Now I want to take everything I’ve learned and share it with you.

What’s in the Package

Books

From the very beginning the book is packed with “actionable intel” on what you need to do to craft your talk, get it accepted, and make sure it is a hit with your audience. Learn the easy way what it took me years of learning the hard way.

Audio

Take your leaning with you. Listen on the road. Listen on your commute. Listen as you exercise. The audio version is the complete unabridged book read for you by the author.

Videos

We’ve recorded five videos to help you understand one significant point better. Some of the videos dive deeper into topics covered in the book. Others cover entirely new topics outside of what is covered in the book.

Worksheet

No job is complete until the paperwork is done. This is true with talks. We’ve given you two worksheets that you can print out to help you stay organized.

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Table of Contents

  • Before We Begin
  • The Three S’s of a Conference
  • Titling Your Talk
  • Crafting an Abstract That Gets Noticed
  • Ok, You Got Picked, Now What?
  • How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
  • “Day of” Preparation
  • Post Talk Duties
  • Be a Good Speaker, Not Just a Good Presenter
  • Conclusion

Start Spinning a Good Yarn Today.

Video, audio, book

The Complete Package

  • All five videos from “Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking II”
  • BONUS: “Down the Rabbit Hole” video.
  • “The Five” five short videos diving in-depth on a given topic.
  • BONUS: “A Speaker’s bag Breakdown” video.
  • The audio (MP3) version of the book read by the author
  • The PDF version of the book
  • The Kindle version of the book
  • The BONUS worksheets to help you stay organized

Video, audio, book

With Bonus Videos

  • The PDF version of the book
  • The Kindle version of the book
  • The BONUS worksheets to help you stay organized
  • The audio (MP3) version of the book read by the author
  • “The Five” five short videos diving in-depth on a given topic.
  • BONUS: “A Speaker’s bag Breakdown” video.

Book and audio

Book and Audio

  • The PDF version of the book
  • The Kindle version of the book
  • The BONUS worksheets to help you stay organized
  • The audio (MP3) version of the book read by the author

Book

Book Only

  • The PDF version of the book
  • The Kindle version of the book

About the Author

Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We’re using the term “computer” loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC’s.For the past 13 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications.

When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around.”

These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects like Nomad PHP. He gives motivational talks to developers around the world. If you happen to meet him at a conference, don’t be afraid to buy him a shot of Bourbon.

Cal is based in Jupiter, FL where he is happily married to wife 1.32, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 wonderful kids who were both smart enough not to pursue a job in IT.