Webcast: How to Present: Secrets of a Retired SANS Instructor

John Strand //

Ok, that was a bit of a dramatic title.

But, it works.

In this Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) webcast, John covers the tips and tricks on how to effectively present technical topics to large and small groups.

This presentation includes, but is not limited to: crotch sniffing dogs, heart attacks, how to effectively deal with chafing, don’t drink the water, choosing the right shoes, presenting to management, seriously, chafing is a problem, chickens, getting over impostor syndrome, becoming a PowerPoint ninja, every piece of presenting advice you have ever heard is wrong, using your podium as a weapon, shutting down trolls and tips for presenting in the dark, with no heat/AC and very little water… to over 100 people, and keeping them all happy.

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Slides for this webcast can be found here: https://www.blackhillsinfosec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SLIDES_HowToPresent.pdf

00:00:00 – PreShow Banter™ — War Stories

00:12:33 – PreShow Banter™ — WWHF 09-2020 Preview

00:15:52 – FEATURE PRESENTATION: How To Present

00:26:25 – Lessons!

00:43:42 – Don’t Drink the Water

00:46:34 – Imposter

00:59:02 – Keynote Presentations

01:07:30 – Projections

01:17:32 – The Boss Level

01:20:15 – Conversations That Matter

01:26:54 – End of Show Questions

Referenced Ted X Talk: https://youtu.be/8S0FDjFBj8o

Want to level up your skills and learn more straight from John himself?
You can check out his classes below!

SOC Core Skills

Active Defense & Cyber Deception

Getting Started in Security with BHIS and MITRE ATT&CK

Introduction to Pentesting

Available live/virtual and on-demand