UnConference Versus Conference

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Speakers, workshops, and panel discussions. Those who present often overtly plug their companies with overblown introductions. No overt product plugs: unless they are pertinent to the presentation. It's a Conference. But not like we know it, Jim. The first rule of BarCamp?

2008 70

SXSW Interactive: Amazing from Every Perspective

Duarte Blog

No one person could attend all the panels , go to all the surrounding events and exhibits, or meet all the interesting people who flock to the area every year. Outside of the panels, what was the coolest thing you saw? . Outside of the panels, what was the coolest thing you saw?

2013 79

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From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm on a panel, will the table be skirted? When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking?

2012 98

A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm on a panel, will the table be skirted?

2011 87

Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu

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Take a few minutes to explore each of the panels and understand their function. You can change it on the document panel. Remember that there are two major animation panels: one for the slide transitions and another for per-object build transitions.

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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Though this list is geared towards one-hour sessions rather than panels and workshops, some of the same principles apply. I’ve also had good luck with the Kensington 33374 because it only uses the batteries when the USB receiver is plugged into the computer, and when you’re not using it, there’s a secret compartment that pops right back into the presenter so you don’t lose it.

2009 52