“While I had some prior experience with public speaking, I had never spoken to an audience at a major security conference. Practicing the entire talk helped me understand what a “good” presentation might feel like on the day and what I was looking to accomplish.
Emily also gave tangible feedback on everything from tone of voice to slide layouts. Instead of feeling worried about mistakes or things I should have said during my talk, I left the room and the conference feeling confident in my performance.
Even now, when talking about my research with colleagues and members of the press, my discussions with Emily on how to word and explain what I did have proved immensely valuable in developing a concrete and clear narrative that I can give to any audience – be it one person or hundreds.”