It is only recently that I decided to step out and propose to speak at testing conferences. I was afraid that I had nothing of value to contribute and, at least at first, public speaking was something that I dreaded. The help I had from more experienced speakers was, and continues to be, invaluable.

I’ve volunteered as a Speak Easy mentor to try and offer that same assistance to others. By offering a friendly face that can help de-mystify the proposal process, refine your presentation material, or improve your delivery. I’m particularly passionate about encouraging more women to take the stage.