I presented at the NLab Social Networks Conference in Leicester today – was good fun and met some great people. Jess has some great coverage and some of the detail of what I talked about which is handy as the slides on their own are not obvious. Though I give my slides aware on Slideshare I tend to think a deck without the presenter isn’t that useful. If the presenter is any good that is 🙂
I learned a few things today to as I thought about this talk:
- if there isn’t something unique about your product, it’s going to be tough to have a conversation about it. unless people hate it.
- not everyone should blog. if your product isn’t brilliant, yo may want to fix it and then blog. if not, prepare for a backlash
- in presenting, if you can make your audience laugh, think, disagree, ask questions you’re well on the way to a great presentation. if you can do all of these things, you’re probably a great presenter. if you can do none of these things, go back to the drawing board (and read Garr Reynolds)
- i still need to get better at finishing on time….no time for Q&A today 🙁 sorry folks
love to hear any feedback from attendees and thanks always to Hugh for the cartoons. not sure what I’d do without them!