Using Twitter to Enhance Audience Engagement

Professionally Speaking...

. There's an intriguing article in this morning's New York Times about elementary and secondary school educators using Twitter or other " backchannels " in the classroom to increase student involvement and participation. The Audience Twitter backchannel New York Times Twitter

10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

Crafting a set of tweets for the main points of your presentation and then tweeting them as you make those points in your live presentation is a great way to be part of the Twitter conversation. Monitoring Twitter feedback. Voting with Twitter.

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Pause before you answer the question because.

Executive Speech Coach

Why do lawyers pounce on the witness to answer the question quickly? That means when you are answering tough questions during your presentation, pause before you reply. Most importantly, prepare for these tough questions when you rehearse your presentation so you aren’t blindsided by them. business presentations confidence handle questions technical presentationsBecause they’re hoping for a visceral response. One that is incriminating and can’t be retracted.

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8 things I wish more speakers would post on Twitter

The Eloquent Woman

I'm a big fan of working with, not against, the Twitter backchannel during your speech. Instead, there are at least 8 more fun and effective (and less controlling) ways for speakers to post about their speeches on Twitter. A call for questions.

3 unexpected things Twitter can add to your next talk

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe you've started to get used to an audience full of tweeters, soliciting audience questions on Twitter in advance of your talk, and using that platform to promote your presentation and share follow-up information after it's over. Twitter

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The Communication Blog: Impolite Questions, What Are They?

The Communication Blog

2.15.2011 Impolite Questions, What Are They? We all know an impolite question when we meet one. They’re easy to recognize when you’re the person asked the questions; not so easy to recognize when you’re the one asking the questions. One way of looking at impolite questions is in terms of positive and negative face. So, an impolite question would be one that attacks a person’s positive and/or negative face needs.

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Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

Duarte Blog

Delivery Diary Question Tips anxiety fear help nerves nervous presentation problem solution speech stutter stuttering tips tweet twitterRecently we received a tweet from a follower of @Duarte requesting any advice for a stuttering presenter.

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Integrating Twitter in your public speaking: 14 ways

The Eloquent Woman

Some time ago, a reader wrote in these questions about Twitter and its use during presentations and speeches: I'd like to know your thoughts on how to integrate your speaking with Twitter during a presentation. Elicit questions on Twitter well in advance of your talk.

Moderators, skip the well-worn panel path with 14 creative themes and questions

The Eloquent Woman

What ifs: Moderators can push envelopes with "what if" questions, taking panelists beyond their prepared remarks. A variation: Tell a questioner asking for advice that she just got an instant advisory panel, and ask each speaker to advise her as if she were a peer.

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Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

Speaking about Presenting

Twitter is now a reality at many conferences. Now the question is: should you display a live twitter stream on a large screen so that everyone (not just the tweeters) in the audience can see it? Having twitter on a large screen can enrich the conference experience.

5 tips from my Twitter collection

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve been posting two tips from my site a day on Twitter. If you’re not on Twitter, here are 5 of them that you might enjoy: How many bullets should I put on a slide? (OK, OK, I admit, it’s a trick question!). What, you’re not following me there yet? Go follow me , I’ll wait here.). Export all text in a #PowerPoint file to repurpose or redo. Play music throughout a #presentation. Create a slide list in #PowerPoint. Use it when you deliver.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Heaps of questions were asked and despite three breaks for questions, I didn’t get to answer all of them. If you have a question that’s not answered here or in the Presentation Guide, do ask me by writing a comment and I’ll answer it. Miscellaneous questions.

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The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

TED saw a surge in Twitter activity around this talk and this tactic , which must have had more than a few audience members itching in their seats.

2012 22

Questions To Ask Your Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach

When you are selecting your public speaking or presentation skills coach - here are some important questions that can help you select the best speech coach for you. In addition to the questions above, here are some criteria to consider. Tell me about your most unusual or most challenging presentations that you have delivered. Tell me about some of the books that you have read recently on presentation skills. Tell me about some of your speech coaching triumphs.

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What are your questions about presentations?

Executive Speech Coach

What questions do you have about presentations and public speaking? What questions do you have? But I will try to answer your questions as best and helpful as I can. Post your questions in the comments and I will address them in a future blog post. You might also email me or post your questions on my FaceBook page (see link below). Be clear and specific with your questions and I am more likely to address it quickly. I look forward to your questions.

2012 10

That's a GREAT QUESTION! Not. | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Tags Q&A That’s a GREAT QUESTION!

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Speaking and more Research TWITTER? Twitter for Business Getting Started on Twitter Professional Guides MICROSHARING eBooks Twitter Survey: Form-DMs Enterprise Microsharing Reading List PRESS Media Kits Who is @pistachio? People were asking questions.

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag). The purpose of the survey was to “understand the motivational aspects of the use of Twitter during conferences.&# Twitter can be distracting.

The Shocking Truth About What Your Teachers Told You About Answering Questions

Executive Speech Coach

How to Answer Questions in Business Presentations: Your Teachers Lied to You If you remember your school teachers you probably recall afew favorites and some ogres. It was elementary and later high school where we wereindoctrinated with the rules of answering questions. Lie #2: You must answer the question now No, you don’t. There might be times during your presentationwhen questions are simply interruptions. I’m not saying you should ignore the question.

2012 10

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Heaps of questions were asked and despite three breaks for questions, I didn’t get to answer all of them. If you have a question that’s not answered here or in the Presentation Guide, do ask me by writing a comment and I’ll answer it. Miscellaneous questions.

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How to Ask, Answer and Anticipate Questions In Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. free audio class business presentations public speaking questions

Steve Jobs handles an insult with grace

Executive Speech Coach

Steve Jobs handled this insult and tough question well. Notice the long pause to think and demonstrate that he takes the question seriously. business presentations handle questions heckler insult It would have been ineffective to answer quickly with a glib response.

4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation Everytime you speak you must answer four questions for your audience. This addresses the question of purpose and relevance. This addresses the question of direction. This addresses the question of detail. This addressess the question of wilde cards. Question about presentation skills Presentation Skills Expert: Two parts to this answer: 1.

How to Answer Questions.or Not?

Executive Speech Coach

How to answer questions or not? Many presentations include time for questions from your audience. There might be questions that are irrelevant. Naturally, you don’t need to answer that type of question. handle questions presentation mistakes public speaking trust

Power Presentations Tip 57: Two Laws of Answering Questions

Executive Speech Coach

Two Laws of Answering Questions You don't need to answer the question now. You don't need to answer the question. First our parents and then our teachers drummed into us that we must respond immediately to their questions. But it's still difficult to shake that tyranny of responding to questions. When you deliver a business presentation today you must learn and reinforce the two laws of answering questions. You don't need to answer the question now.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Silicon Valley Brand Forum Twitter Twubs Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Silicon Valley Brand Forum Twitter Twubs Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Silicon Valley Brand Forum Twitter Twubs Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion.

Your final words: how NOT to close a presentation

More than PowerPoint...

I asked folks on Twitter: “What’s the worst way to end a presentation?&#. My own personal pet peeve is ending with “ Are there any questions ?&# Q & A is such a weak & wimpy close. Presentation Twitter

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Communicating with Twitter - don't waste the opportunity

Dahle Communication

 For a while last year I really got into Twitter. I could find them on Twitter and have periodic conversations with them about great blogs we had seen or a great website and anything in-between. I was getting some great feedback on certain questions I had.

7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

Speak and Deliver

How about Twitter, Linked In, and all the other Social Media platforms that exist today? Your facebook wall, your twitter account - they're a crowded room. Ask Questions Instead of Making Statements. Facebook Social Media Controlling Your Message Twitter Public Speaking

Audience Interaction is Easier Than You Think - Part III Q&A

Speak and Deliver

Today I'll cover one of the biggest challenges a speaker faces - the dreaded Q&A - Questions & Answers. People are less and less satisfied with simply being spoken TO, they expect to be spoken WITH , and given the chance to question and respond. Last Question.

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Is being emotional a positive in business?

Speak Schmeak

Barbara Corcoran posted the following question on Twitter during last week''s Shark Tank episode: "What do you think - is being emotional a positive in business?" But here''s what I interpreted from the answers to Barbara''s questions: The "good" kind of emotion is called "passion."

5 ways to tweet like you mean it

Speak Schmeak

Twitter is like talking. I've been on Twitter now for a year and a half and have read lots of "etiquette" articles and "how to" articles on the proper use of Twitter. Twitter is about connecting, not one-way communication. Do the same thing for your followers on Twitter.

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TWITTER IN PRESENTATIONS.LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?

Professionally Speaking...

With the explosion in popularity of microblogging tools like Twitter , presenters are now faced with the possibility, or even likelihood, that some members of their audience will be tweeting (posting on Twitter) during the presentation. Even without Twitter, you run the risk that your audience won't pay attention to you. Interestingly, however, some research suggests that the audience may be even more engaged when there is a Twitter backchannel in a presentation.

The two best alternatives to Twitter as a presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

However, if you plan to use a backchannel proactively in your presentation, it may be better to use a backchannel tool other than Twitter. This is because: Twitter users won’t have to be concerned about overwhelming their followers with a series of presentation-specific tweets.

The two best alternatives to Twitter as a presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

Note: This post was updated on 30 October to reflect TodaysMeet introducing Twitter integration. However, if you plan to use a backchannel proactively in your presentation, it may be better to use a backchannel tool other than Twitter. Twitter integration (introduced on 30 October).

Is Twitter Getting too big? A lesson for your speeches

Dahle Communication

A recent post by Brett Duncan of Marketing In Progress really made me think about twitter. When discussing the growth of twitter he states " Early adopters like a product as long as they are the early adopters for it. Is Twitter getting too big?

5 Ways To Integrate Twitter Into Your Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a previous post, I explored common concerns about Twitter usage in presentations and concluded that Twitter offers many benefits in terms of audience involvement and engagement. However, seeing the benefits of using Twitter and being able to incorporate it effectively into your presentation are two very different things. So let's take a look at some best practices for integrating Twitter into a live presentation. QUESTIONS.

Twitter - Is it stuck to users over-40

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twitter's user numbers stayed frozen between Q3 and Q4 in 2015. The problem will Twitter is that it might have become the social network of those over-40. Some speculate that Twitter, which its downsized stock price, may be an acquisition target.