1. Make an outline
2. Talk about everything you are doing and why
3. Pay attention to chat
Now, let's dive into those three tips.
1. Make an Outline
An outline or something to give you an idea of what you want to do is handy. It'll help keep you from saying "I don't know what to do next." If you happen to complete your outline, then you can stop there or ask your chat what to work on next. I usually choose to stop.
2. Talk About What You are Doing
The outline tells you what to work on, but what about what to say while on stream? Just explain what you're working on and why you're doing it. Being in the habit of explaining what you are working on isn't a bad one for a developer, primarily if you work on a team. There will be a time that your screen sharing and something is taking too long, so being able to talk about what you're doing and why you're doing it during the "waiting" time is an excellent skill.
3. Pay attention to Chat
The last tip I'll give you is to pay attention to chat. If you're following tip #2, talk about what you're doing, then people are bound to comment and give you some ideas. Sometimes they are helpful, and sometimes they aren't. The helpful ones are worth their weight in gold, though, so pay attention to that chat.
If you have any other tips, then make sure to let me know on Twitter, @maeganwilson_.
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