Afraid to flop? Twitter CEO's keynote lessons

The Eloquent Woman

No one would have bet on this, but by all accounts, yesterday's SXSW keynote by Twitter CEO Ev Williams flopped. His long wishlist for the talk indicates that would-be attendees came there--as most audiences do--with many questions they'd hoped the speaker would answer. Focusing on these four steps, basic as they are, will help you avoid a flop the next time your big speaking opportunity rolls around.

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Audience on the Stage

Duarte Blog

Expo Attendees. I also assumed that most of the attendees were probably active tweeters. Additionally, attendees could join as “guest&# so that privacy would not be an point of resistance. There are audiences out there that will LOVE this kind of two way discussion, and there are some audiences with whom polling would be a complete flop. Last month Nancy Duarte spoke at Web2.0 Expo and it was a huge success.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. Bear in mind that sitting in a chair for a full day of presentations isn’t the most enjoyable activity as an conference attendee. Ask yourself: When attendees return to work and speak about you and your presentation, what do you hope they will say? As an attendee I usually prefer that questions are held for the end.

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