As you might have noticed, the newsletter is a day later this week. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may already know that I decided to change the schedule up a bit. You'll be getting DevRel Weekly in your inboxes on Thursday mornings from now on to better accommodate my schedule and take better care of myself.
I've realized just how important teamwork is throughout these last few weeks. When you're running your own business as I am, you quickly learn that you have to take care of yourself first and foremost, because while there are benefits to being your own boss, there's also no one to delegate work to or reprioritize tasks with. I'm guessing teamwork is a topic that is front of mind for many of you, given how many teams DevRel tends to work across on a regular basis and how difficult of a task it can be to work cohesively with so many differing opinions.
Sometimes being in DevRel means being a part of a team that you didn't expect (or frankly, want) to be a part of -- and you have to make it work. Other times it means making hard decisions about what your team is (and isn't) responsible for.
Other times it means giving up things that you want to be involved in -- a conference, a side project, a particular segment of the community -- all for the good of the team. I understand what it's like to feel like you're missing out as a result of these hard decisions, and I feel the FOMO of not being able to attend all of the conferences, pursue all of the projects, or talk to all of the people. That's part of the reason why I do this newsletter, to be honest. It helps me keep a pulse on what's happening around the industry, even if I don't get to be in the inner circle of each project, and it means I get to share the information I gather with lovely people like you. So today, I'd be tickled if you consider me an honorary teammate -- bringing you information that you don't have time to find on your own.
- Mary, @mary_grace
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Public Speaking Resources
We're quickly coming up on conference season and yet the CFPs keep coming. Whether you're looking for help with writing the perfect CFP or figuring out how to write the perfect slides, there are a lot of resources revolving around public speaking this week. Looking for someone to train your entire team? My good friend Vicky Brasseur has just the thing.