How to overcome your fears to become a conference speaker

by Antonio COBO

Inspirational English

Have you ever thought about speaking at a conference? Have you ever wondered how the speakers managed to get into the conference? I am afraid of public speaking, I usually speak fast and I’m asthmatic. None of that stopped me to accomplish my dream of sharing knowledge and give to the community as much as I have gotten from the community. I will share with you my journey to speak at events across Europe and US, and how thanks to the advice from other speakers and mentors, I manage to overcome my fears and limitations. Hopefully you will leave the session wanting to share your knowledge!

Antonio COBO
Principal Consultant, Contino

Antonio is an Agile enthusiast with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and specialises in Agile methodologies. He comes from a technical background, starting his career as a Java Developer in Spain in 2000, moving to different roles within IT in 3 different countries. He is passionate about creating and implementing the best solution while continually seeking to improve work methodologies. He is convinced that most of the problems in IT are due to lack of communication! He speaks about Agile, DevOps and Team management at conferences such as DevOpsDays, Agile Tour and Voxxed.