Post-Digg: Implications for business communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now there is Digg.  There are those moments in time which are viewed as when something shifted - that is, something big.    That moment was the disappointment over Facebook's IPO. 

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

Digg 100

Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Is communication killing your business?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I just gained a new client because her current service provider takes too long to get back to her. Not because my product is better, or because I am more skilled. It was simply because I am a better communicator than her previous supplier. How effective is your communication? What business are you losing because of your communiucation skills? How can you improve your communication with your clients? Share this on del.icio.us. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz.

A few lessons from Gary Bailey

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Gary Bailey. Some tips I picked up from Gary (ex goal keeper for Manchester United) at our Toastmasters conference. Enjoy! Manchester United: Is a $1 billion business. Has 300 million customers. Delivers weekly to its customers.

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Use your customers to improve your product

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I have been using Microsoft Office 2010 for a few months now. When I closed Word the other day, the following dialogue appeared on the screen.

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

An unexpected gift

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Last week, I ordered a couple of cases of wine from Getwine.co.za. When the wine arrived, Getwine alse gave me a free 100g slab of Lindt chocolate. They didn’t tell me about it when I ordered, they didn’t tell me in the delivery note, the driver didn’t mention it. It was just tucked quietly away inside one of the boxes. That is also not the first time they have done this. How do you give unexpected gifts to your customers? How do you keep your customers loyal?

2010 135

Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

11 Tips for free PRO for your Toastmasters Club

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Do you want free publicity? Then use these tips. Website –crucial; keep it simple. Community adverts in newspapers; consistent. Call the editor and ask him for lead times; make friends! Facebook page. Community papers – tell them success stories. Advertise at venue (do they have a newsletter); leave back issues of the magazine at the venue (with contact details)? Members – advertise at businesses. Speak to district and see what they can give you.

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Podcast: The Attention Economy

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Truth or dare

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I am often asked for my views on keeping the stories in a speech completely accurate as to what happened, as opposed to embellishing the story to make a great speech. My response is that while you need to be true to your stories, you must also be true to your message. Make sure that your audience remembers your message. But it can be a fine line between embellishing a story to make it a great story, and telling an outright lie.

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Ben Zander in Cape Town

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! If you want to see a brilliant and inspirational speaker, you have to get tickets to see Ben speak. I have been twice, an it is an incredible inspiring presentation! He will be in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Jan 2010. It is worth every cent.

2010 151

Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida.

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Directing the message - Tiger finally speaks

Dahle Communication

We've seen how certain videos can go viral within hours on youtube , something can take over the trending topics on twitter within minutes and sites like stumbleupon , Digg , Technorati and others spread news at such a fast rate that everyone finds out about it within hours.

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Top Stories for Friday

TJ Walker Interactive

Digg Sells for Only $500,000 HD. Could Romney Select Condi Rice for VP? July 13, 2012 8:17 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. July 13, 2012 8:16 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Gov Paul LePage Still thinks US Government Worse than Nazis HD. July 13, 2012 8:15 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Ronny and Bain: Is Romney Lying to Ame… HD. July 13, 2012 8:13 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Republicans Vote To Repeal Obamacare 1… HD. July 13, 2012 8:12 AM.

Digg 40

Speaking off the cuff – a resource

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! You often hear me speaking about the value of impromptu speaking, and why learning to speak off the cuff is as important as learning to speak prepared. Here is a great resource ; an entire website dedicated to the art of “table topics&# , or speaking impromptu.What I like about the site is that he gives you a lot of templates, or outlines you can use for practising unprepared topics. Here is an example: Split Personality. Number of participants: Two.

2010 116

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. In the webinar they revealed interesting results from the surveys they did of over 3800 marketers.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Love Bullet Points

More than PowerPoint...

Many blog readers cannot help but click on these "Top 10" type headlines when they see them on Digg or on Twitter or in their favorite blog reader. So nobody likes bullet point presentations anymore. Really? Horse hockey.

2009 87

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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She blogs at Speaking about Presenting and has written a free eBook “ How to Present with Twitter and Other Backchannels.&# Follow her on Twitter. Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Twitter Twitter , Facebook Facebook , and numerous custom online tools allow presenters to create a backchannel for their audience’s ideas and feedback. This two-way engagement can enrich the audience’s understanding as well as the presenter’s effectiveness. Here are 9 tips for improving your presentations with social media. 1. Build Relationships With Your Audience Some of the most proactive use of social media in presentations is seen not in conferences, but in higher education. Sugato Chakravarty teaches a personal finance class at Purdue University. Professor Chakravarty encourages students to comment, critique and ask questions during his lectures. But they’re not doing it out loud — they’re using Hotseat , a tool developed at the university which allows them to comment via Twitter, Facebook or text message. “I’ve seen a huge increase in interaction. I believe it adds a degree of richness to what’s being taught,&# Chakravarty says. Meeting planners and conference organizers are also using online community tools to help conference attendees network both pre and post-event. Use these tools to get to know your audience and find out what they want from your presentation. There’s also an extra benefit. Laura Bergells , an experienced backchannel presenter explains that “it’s harder to snark at a presenter when you’ve previously created an online relationship! Connecting with an audience on Twitter first can turn an anonymous audience into a more friendly, interactive audience.” 2. Recruit a Backchannel Team Social media can enrich your presentation, but it’s an extra ball to juggle. Ask a colleague to monitor the backchannel during your presentation. Let them know what type of feedback they should pass on to you. Assign a second colleague to answer questions and add links to additional resources. Chakravarty has two teaching assistants who enrich his lectures by doing this. 3. Create a Separate Hashtag Make it easy for your audience to identify the backchannel for your presentation by creating an additional hashtag to isolate it. This can clarify which direction information flows between the presenter and audience. Because Twitter hashtag searches only go back 6-10 days, create an archive with Twapper Keeper to ensure the Twitter backchannel will be available later. 4. Welcome the Backchannel Cliff Atkinson emphasizes the value of making the backchannel welcome in his book “ The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever.&# Use a slide to display your Twitter username, any other social media handles, and the hashtags for your presentation. “This provides a visual cue that you welcome the backchannel from the start,&# says Atkinson. 5. Reach Out to Your Virtual Audience Give your virtual audience a heads up that your presentation is about to start. Richard Wiseman , a British psychologist and magician lets his Twitter followers know whenever he’s about to present. If you’re presenting at a conference, many people will already be following the conference hashtag on Twitter. Amongst them will be fellow experts whose contributions will enrich your presentation. Let them know that you welcome their participation. 6. Make Your Key Points Tweetable Make your presentation social media-friendly by expressing each of your main points as a tweetbite. Phrases from Scott Berkun’s keynote at the Web 2.0 Expo were retweeted many times thanks to their brevity and clarity. Ensure your tweetbites are easily retweetable by allowing space for your username. If you’re using slides, display your tweetbites. You can also ‘program’ both PowerPoint and Keynote to publish tweets when you click onto a slide using clever add-ins like Slide Tweet for PowerPoint, and Keynote Tweet for Keynote. 7. Audience Participation Through Social Media The game-changing aspect of the backchannel is that audience participation now scales. What was previously only possible in physically-present small groups is now possible with thousands scattered across the globe. The physical delivery of your presentation is just the nucleus. Audience members don’t need to have a Twitter account to take part in a backchannel. If you use a backchannel tool such as TodaysMeet or Backnoise , participants can just start typing. You can also poll an audience without the need of expensive handhelds. Check out the PowerPoint Twitter tools developed by Timo Elliot of SAPWeb2.0 and PollEverywhere. 8. Display the Backchannel When You Want to Focus on It There’s been a debate around the display of the backchannel as a result of Dana Boyd’s presentation meltdown at the Web 2.0 Expo. The solution is simple – only display the backchannel when you want your audience to focus on it. Displaying the backchannel is useful when you’re answering questions submitted via social media. If you’re not focused on the backchannel, don’t display it. It will just be a distraction to those who want to pay attention to you. 9. Learn From the Backchannel Enrich your future presentations by analyzing the blow-by-blow account of how your presentation was received. The feedback is likely to be more genuine and detailed than the typical conference evaluation form. In your next presentation, drop what fell flat, clarify areas of confusion, and capitalize on what resonated most with your audience. More business resources from Mashable: - HOW TO: Use Twitter Hashtags for Business - Mashable’s Social Media Guide for Small Businesses - 4 Ways Social Media is Changing Business - 5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses - 6 Must-Follow Steps for Selling in Any Economy - 5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business Images courtesy of iStockphoto iStockphoto , vm , MichaelDeLeon Tags: business , education , facebook , List , Lists , presentations , twitter User reviews: Facebook , Twitter , iStockphoto Share this Post Digg Twitter Stumbleupon 0){window.location.href=this.href}else{delsave=window.open(this.href +&noui=1,delSave,location=yes,links=no,scrollbars=no,toolbar=no,height=375,width=700)}; return false;">delicious Facebook MySpace Google Technorati ShareThis Reddit Related News and Resources MyPlick Adds Support for Google Presentations Google Presentations Adds YouTube-Like Embeds Tonight in NYC: NextWeb Meet and Greet computer ram Thanks for putting such a useful set of social media resources together. There’s a lot of FUD out there regarding social media – posts like this help to steer people in the right direction. Olivia Mitchell Glad you found it useful. I agree that there's a negative perception of the impact of social media on presenting. But social media is a great tool to encourage audience engagement. Olivia paramendra Also, I say, conclude with a blog post later that day or the day after but not too much later. [link] Great blog post. Great tips. Olivia Mitchell Hi Paramendra Great idea - all part of starting to think of a presentation as just one part of building a relationship with your audience. This new way of thinking is covered very well in Cliff Atkinson's book. Olivia Benn good and informative post!! I was really looking for such info. thanks for sharing info. [link] JeffHurt Olivia: Excellent tips and thanks for sharing them! Audience engagement is so important and one of the most overlooked and forgotten components to successful presentations. 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9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Mashable Mashable Lists Twitter How To Music Travel WordPress Jobs Games Google Business More Lists Blogger Blogging Bookmarks Browsers Business Celebrity Current Events Dating Desktop Apps Events Facebook Firefox FriendFeed Health & Environment Holidays iPhone Identity Maps Mobile Moms & Family Money & Finance Movies MySpace Open Source Photos Politics Productivity Programming & Web Development Research RSS Shopping Social Networks Social Media Sports Startups Templates Torrents Tumblr Video Web Design News Channels Twitter YouTube Facebook Google MySpace Video iPhone Firefox Blogger More News AJAX APIs Bebo Blogging Business Celebrities Digg Fashion Flickr FriendFeed Friendster Games Google Google Maps Microsoft Mobile Music Politics Search Social Media Social Networking Sports Startups Web Design Web Apps WordPress Yahoo Advertise Jobs Contact Submit News Contact Us About Us Write for Us Partners App Development WordPress Expert Rackspace Hosting MaxCDN Content Delivery ConVerdge Communities Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Good Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Spark of Genius Series Blippr Twitter Guide Book NOW TRENDING: 10 Rules for Increasing Community Engagement More Trending Stories View my My Posts Twitter 9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media December 14th, 2009 | by Olivia Mitchell Comments Olivia Mitchell is a presentation trainer and blogger. She blogs at Speaking about Presenting and has written a free eBook “ How to Present with Twitter and Other Backchannels.&# Follow her on Twitter. Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Twitter Twitter , Facebook Facebook , and numerous custom online tools allow presenters to create a backchannel for their audience’s ideas and feedback. This two-way engagement can enrich the audience’s understanding as well as the presenter’s effectiveness. Here are 9 tips for improving your presentations with social media. 1. Build Relationships With Your Audience Some of the most proactive use of social media in presentations is seen not in conferences, but in higher education. Sugato Chakravarty teaches a personal finance class at Purdue University. Professor Chakravarty encourages students to comment, critique and ask questions during his lectures. But they’re not doing it out loud — they’re using Hotseat , a tool developed at the university which allows them to comment via Twitter, Facebook or text message. “I’ve seen a huge increase in interaction. I believe it adds a degree of richness to what’s being taught,&# Chakravarty says. Meeting planners and conference organizers are also using online community tools to help conference attendees network both pre and post-event. Use these tools to get to know your audience and find out what they want from your presentation. There’s also an extra benefit. Laura Bergells , an experienced backchannel presenter explains that “it’s harder to snark at a presenter when you’ve previously created an online relationship! Connecting with an audience on Twitter first can turn an anonymous audience into a more friendly, interactive audience.” 2. Recruit a Backchannel Team Social media can enrich your presentation, but it’s an extra ball to juggle. Ask a colleague to monitor the backchannel during your presentation. Let them know what type of feedback they should pass on to you. Assign a second colleague to answer questions and add links to additional resources. Chakravarty has two teaching assistants who enrich his lectures by doing this. 3. Create a Separate Hashtag Make it easy for your audience to identify the backchannel for your presentation by creating an additional hashtag to isolate it. This can clarify which direction information flows between the presenter and audience. Because Twitter hashtag searches only go back 6-10 days, create an archive with Twapper Keeper to ensure the Twitter backchannel will be available later. 4. Welcome the Backchannel Cliff Atkinson emphasizes the value of making the backchannel welcome in his book “ The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever.&# Use a slide to display your Twitter username, any other social media handles, and the hashtags for your presentation. “This provides a visual cue that you welcome the backchannel from the start,&# says Atkinson. 5. Reach Out to Your Virtual Audience Give your virtual audience a heads up that your presentation is about to start. Richard Wiseman , a British psychologist and magician lets his Twitter followers know whenever he’s about to present. If you’re presenting at a conference, many people will already be following the conference hashtag on Twitter. Amongst them will be fellow experts whose contributions will enrich your presentation. Let them know that you welcome their participation. 6. Make Your Key Points Tweetable Make your presentation social media-friendly by expressing each of your main points as a tweetbite. Phrases from Scott Berkun’s keynote at the Web 2.0 Expo were retweeted many times thanks to their brevity and clarity. Ensure your tweetbites are easily retweetable by allowing space for your username. If you’re using slides, display your tweetbites. You can also ‘program’ both PowerPoint and Keynote to publish tweets when you click onto a slide using clever add-ins like Slide Tweet for PowerPoint, and Keynote Tweet for Keynote. 7. Audience Participation Through Social Media The game-changing aspect of the backchannel is that audience participation now scales. What was previously only possible in physically-present small groups is now possible with thousands scattered across the globe. The physical delivery of your presentation is just the nucleus. Audience members don’t need to have a Twitter account to take part in a backchannel. If you use a backchannel tool such as TodaysMeet or Backnoise , participants can just start typing. You can also poll an audience without the need of expensive handhelds. Check out the PowerPoint Twitter tools developed by Timo Elliot of SAPWeb2.0 and PollEverywhere. 8. Display the Backchannel When You Want to Focus on It There’s been a debate around the display of the backchannel as a result of Dana Boyd’s presentation meltdown at the Web 2.0 Expo. The solution is simple – only display the backchannel when you want your audience to focus on it. Displaying the backchannel is useful when you’re answering questions submitted via social media. If you’re not focused on the backchannel, don’t display it. It will just be a distraction to those who want to pay attention to you. 9. Learn From the Backchannel Enrich your future presentations by analyzing the blow-by-blow account of how your presentation was received. The feedback is likely to be more genuine and detailed than the typical conference evaluation form. In your next presentation, drop what fell flat, clarify areas of confusion, and capitalize on what resonated most with your audience. More business resources from Mashable: - HOW TO: Use Twitter Hashtags for Business - Mashable’s Social Media Guide for Small Businesses - 4 Ways Social Media is Changing Business - 5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses - 6 Must-Follow Steps for Selling in Any Economy - 5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business Images courtesy of iStockphoto iStockphoto , vm , MichaelDeLeon Tags: business , education , facebook , List , Lists , presentations , twitter User reviews: Facebook , Twitter , iStockphoto Share this Post Digg Twitter Stumbleupon 0){window.location.href=this.href}else{delsave=window.open(this.href +&noui=1,delSave,location=yes,links=no,scrollbars=no,toolbar=no,height=375,width=700)}; return false;">delicious Facebook MySpace Google Technorati ShareThis Reddit Related News and Resources MyPlick Adds Support for Google Presentations Google Presentations Adds YouTube-Like Embeds Tonight in NYC: NextWeb Meet and Greet computer ram Thanks for putting such a useful set of social media resources together. There’s a lot of FUD out there regarding social media – posts like this help to steer people in the right direction. Olivia Mitchell Glad you found it useful. I agree that there's a negative perception of the impact of social media on presenting. But social media is a great tool to encourage audience engagement. Olivia paramendra Also, I say, conclude with a blog post later that day or the day after but not too much later. [link] Great blog post. Great tips. Olivia Mitchell Hi Paramendra Great idea - all part of starting to think of a presentation as just one part of building a relationship with your audience. This new way of thinking is covered very well in Cliff Atkinson's book. Olivia Benn good and informative post!! I was really looking for such info. thanks for sharing info. [link] JeffHurt Olivia: Excellent tips and thanks for sharing them! Audience engagement is so important and one of the most overlooked and forgotten components to successful presentations. I'd add consider using Internet radio to do a pre-event interview of the speaker and post as a podcast or Mp3. Then follow the presentation with a post-event Internet radio podcast/Mp3 of some of the attendees. If you have a video camera, film attendees talking about the content and post online. Getting attendees to talk about the presentation, repeat the highpoints and share their insights helps in the learning process and memory retention as well. Oh, and thanks for the link love. :) Olivia Mitchell Great ideas Jeff - as always! Olivia David Hauser Great set of tips and love the tools for putting content out on Twitter based on the slides you click through. It is amazing how few speakers make use of this valuable feedback even after they talk. In my next talk I will think about how I can best use these tips, thanks. Brent Harrison Great points. I saw some these things back in May at the #140tc Twitter Conference in Mountain View. 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The power of a voice, hope, and second chances

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I first saw the video of Ted Williams via Digg and Reddit before it turned into one best feel-good stories of the year (so far). If you have even only peeked at the media over the past two days you have surely stumbled upon the Ted Williams story this week. At first I was going to put the link on my other blog, but this inspiring story actually does relate very well to many aspects of presentation. It first begins with this amateur video shot by a young man in Ohio.

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Current speakers and their books – I: David Meerman Scott

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  If you’re a social media maven, but you have a dark secret, like, you really don’t understand Digg, then this book will allow you to catch up without feeling stupid. For my next blog series, I’m celebrating some top speakers who have recent books.   I’m beginning with David Meerman Scott, who has just updated his 2007 bestseller, The New Rules of Marketing and PR ( [link] ). 

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Enhancing the Quality of Your Visual Presentations with PowerPoint.

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How to Model After & Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking.

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Why Communicate? – Reason #1 Love Beyond Affection

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[Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning « The Shy Speaker's Guide.

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PowerPoint, Propaganda, and You

More than PowerPoint...

They're creating and commenting on blogs, and voting on Digg or StumbleUpon. This is Your Brain on PowerPoint. Our brains have 2 lobes. Loosely speaking, the left handles data, facts, and analysis. The right handles emotions, art, and intuition.

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Finally, Something to Hold on To!

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