Website by Damian Synadinos

Talking About Talking


An informal, collaborative session exploring lessons learned from a lifetime of talking.

Audience: Anyone interested in anyt type of public speaking.

Duration: 1 hour

Sample Topics

  • Why to talk

  • What to talk about

  • How to talk publicly


About 1 year ago, I began speaking professionally. About 3 years ago, I began speaking at conferences. About 40 years ago, I began speaking.

In this informal, educational, and enjoyable session, I will offer lessons learned from a lifetime of talking. I will share, and we will discuss (among other things):

  • Why – I began speaking at conferences, and why you might, too.

  • What – topics I select, and which might work for you.

  • How – I create a talk, and how you develop ideas.


Come prepared to ask and answer questions as we collaboratively converse, and “talk about talking”!

[Damian] did not disappoint at his Talking About Talking session. Enjoyed the group discussion approach.

-Amanda Follett, Spring 2018 Software Test Professionals conference, Newport Beach, CA

You thought hard enough about your structuring, thinking, presenting, ideas, etc..that you managed to understand them well enough to share your strategy with others.

-Stefan Papusoi