So you want to be a conference speaker? Refine your stories!

So you want to be a conference speaker, and you set your sights on the best conference in your field. You spend hours thinking looking at the tracks they have available, thinking about potential topics and maybe even writing a few user stories: As a speaker I want to write compelling abstracts So that I am accepted to speak at a conference You're ready, right? Not exactly! Your best topic and most compelling abstract won't always get selected. But there is something that does work, and it's something you've probably done many times as an agilist, Refinement! Many conferences offer feedback on your submissions. Move past your pride (or is it just mine?) and take what they're offering. If yo

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