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. Focusing on these four steps, basic as they are, will help you avoid a flop the next time your big speaking opportunity rolls around. Join our thriving community to get extra content, early input into my blog posts, and to share your questions, photos and video.

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How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

SlideModel

Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop. Communicate your idea with a visual instead – a photo, a chart, an infographic or another graphics asset.

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New Decade, New Marketing

Speaker Launcher

OUT: Cheesy speaker photos. If your photo has you holding a mic and you are standing in front of a white screen, then you probably need an update. Take your photos in front of your perfect audience. I talked alot in 2009 about doing a marketing Flip Flop.

March muchness: Our top 10 tips of the month

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the top 10 posts from March 2010 on The Eloquent Woman: Afraid to flop? Join our thriving community to get extra content, early input into my blog posts, and to share your questions, photos and video.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. One of the “total flops&# I mentioned was a workshop that went (I felt) horribly bad. If you’re interested in the speak, then you want more insight, but if you are just there to learn and listen, then presenting with photos and simple data seems to work. Granted, some topics need a photo to support what you’re saying.

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