Presenting with Twitter - Free Ebook
The Twitter backchannel
is changing the way speakers deliver presentations. Twitter is also changing the way conference planners promote and manage events.
What do teachers, trainers, speakers, and conference planners need to know to keep up with these fast-breaking changes?
You can find out in a wonderfully written (and totally free!) ebook written by "Speaking About Presenting" blogger Olivia Mitchell. The comprehensive ebook, How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels)
is available today for free download.
My one-word review of this e-book?
Olivia gave me the opportunity to review her ebook earlier this month. I was absolutely blown away by how thorough, enjoyable, and helpful her book is as a guide for preparing a presentation or event. Chocked with great tips, if you are planning a presentation, speech, or conference at the moment, here is my 4-step advice:
- Drop what you're doing.
- Visit Olivia's blog.
- Download & read this amazing 62-page book.
- Discuss -- how will the Twitter backchannel change the way you plan & present today?
PS - Be sure to follow Olivia Mitchell on Twitter @OliviaMitchell
-- she's the engaging lady in New Zealand who frequently shares great ideas about presentation and speaking best practices.
Labels: Presentation, Twitter
How to Be a Great Audience Member
When I'm presenting live, I look for a friendly face in the audience. I like to focus on attentive, smiling, thoughtful faces. They give out a good energy that I respond to as a presenter.
Often, just one friendly audience member can make me a better, more confident presenter.
So when it's my turn to be an audience member, I try to pay the good audience vibe forward. I feel that a presenter will do a better job if someone in the audience gives the performer "good face". I try to radiate "positive face energy" to the performer. I make eye contact. I smile and nod at the presenter. If it's supposed to be funny, I'll laugh or giggle.
I like to believe that if I'm a positive audience member, my face and energy will encourage the presenter to give a more enthusiastic performance.
Think about this the next time you're in a deadly dull presentation. We often hear or read about improving our "presentation skills" -- but what are we doing to improve our "audience skills?" How are we helping to co-create the presentation experience with the person who's on stage?
What part can we play -- as audience members-- to improve the performance of any presenter?