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Have social media gone too far—or not far enough?

February 17, 2010

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Google may have gone one—or two or three—steps too far with its new Buzz social media network, automatically exposing the e-mail contacts of unwitting Google users to others and failing to ask users if they wanted to opt in for the service. Facebook seems to change its design and layout every month or so now, […]

Incorporating social media into your presentation

February 4, 2010

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Social media have changed presentations in a fundamental way.  Now audience members are tweeting with each other during the presentation, as well as sending running accounts out to the twittersphere in real time.  Rather than fight this trend, presenters should use it. Ideally, we should be incorporating the audience’s use of social media into the presentation.  […]

Presenting around the conference table

February 2, 2010

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While stand-up presentations in front of large audiences may cause presenters to become nervous, presentations around the conference table often are more important.  That’s where projects and budgets are discussed, finalized or rejected.  It’s also where you need your best presentation skills, because you may be “competing” against other presenters at the table arguing for their […]