Long ago, early in my career I would take any opportunity available to me to talk on a technology topic in front of more than one person. I believed (and still do) that any time you have an opportunity to present on a topic, you better yourself in numerous ways.
- As you prepare your presentation, you tend to learn more about your topic
- As you prepare yourself to present, you learn to better communicate
- After your presentation you have an opportunity to network and meet other like minded people
These days, I'm much more selective about when and where I speak, if only to be more protective of my time.