Speaking: 15 Minutes Or Less Per Idea

Let’s just admit it: very few people can pay attention to anything for more than fifteen minutes straight. Take advantage of this by never spending more than fifteen minutes on one idea during a talk. The ideas that you choose to explore within a talk should flow naturally together; there shouldn’t be a jarring transition. And if you find yourself belaboring the same point for more than fifteen minutes, try to break it down further.


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Hilary Mason

Hilary is a Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. She is also a Scientist Emeritus at bitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.

Previously, Hilary served as Chief Data Scientist for bitly. She also served on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Additionally, Hilary currently serves as an advisor to several NY startups including knod.es, collective[i], MortarData as well as DataKind, a non-profit that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations. She has served as a mentor to Betaspring, the Providence Rhode Island-based start up accelerator, and TechStars New York. Hilary earned her BA in Computer Science from Grinnell College.

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