Conference tool: Final Draft

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My PyCon talk on public speaking was less than 1% of what I wanted to say.

I’ve been thinking about public speaking for more than a decade. The conference talk was the first time I sat down and thought about the advice I wish I had when I started. I interviewed 50 data scientists, engineers, lecturers, and comedians.

I had way too much content. I had a talk that could have easily spanned the entire 3 day conference. I had too many exciting ideas, and I wanted to share them all. I was completely lost… until I happened to pick up Final Draft.

Final Draft is screenwriting software. It’s a super niche product that has a monopoly on the creative writing industry. The same tools that film directors use to transform random ideas into a screenplay work very well for conference talks too.

Unfortunately, it’s a bit pricey, so check out the trial before buying it. I easily justified the purchase, because I needed to buy it for my comedy career anyway.

Note: This is not a paid ad. Final Draft helped me write my conference talk, and I thought you might find it useful too.

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