I asked you, my readers, to tell me about the challenges you have with presenting on “boring” topics. Ann Hemplemann wrote to me: Oh, Olivia, you are ringing my bell on this one! I’m an environmental engineer and educator, and my topics range from...
Today, I presented a session remotely at the Presentation Camp at Stanford University, California. My session was on “How to engage your audience with Twitter” and I tried to do exactly that during my presentation. Here’s what I learnt from my...
I’ve recently written two guest posts on Twitter and presenting. On Laura Fitton’s Touchbase blog, I looked at the benefits for the audience and the speaker of people twittering while you speak and how to manage it. On Chris Spagnuolo’s Edgehopper...
Just as we have a verbal channel for words and a visual channel for images, we have a social channel for non-verbal signals. That’s the big idea of Alex Pentland’s book “Honest Signals”. Alex Pentland is a professor at MIT Media Lab. He and his...
Asking questions of your audience is a great way to keep the audience engaged. But asking questions is an art. I asked on Twitter what people found hardest about asking questions that engage your audience: Lee Potts from Breaking Murphy’s Law “Posing the...
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