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. Twitter's my favorite tool of all the social-media tools I use, and yet, in this case, it's less the backchannel than what happened on stage that did in this respected CEO. 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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I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. There is an astounding difference (not an exaggeration) between the tools, canvas placement, typographic control, and overall aesthetics in Keynote compared to PowerPoint. One of the “total flops&# I mentioned was a workshop that went (I felt) horribly bad. But I usually have issue with anybody making a dogmatic declaration of what tools should be used.)

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Say one thing, then flip-flop. Its foolish not to and it is another tool used to effectively maintain eye contact and deliver a message that is too long to memorize.

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