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Presentation at ACRL 2011; part of "The Art of Presenting Workshop." April 1, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

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    • the style of the virtual conference
      Lisa Carlucci Thomas
      @lisacarlucci
      ACRL 2011: “The Art of Presenting”
    • do’s for virtual conferences
      know the conference
      make the introduction
      engage the audience
      enhance the theme
      tell the story
      get to the point
      #do
    • #vcstyle
      #vcstyle #do
      #vcstyle #dont
      #acrl2011
    • 1. know the conference
      format
      independent event?
      associated/integrated with an on-site conference?
      concurrent sessions or single track?
      platform
      what is it? & what do you need (e.g. headset)?
      attend training, organize slides & polls
      test, experiment, seek feedback
      #do
    • 1. know the conference
      context
      review the schedule
      read the speaker bios
      tune in to the other presentations
      interactivity
      plan for participation
      make it simple and direct
      explain what is expected
      #do
    • 2. make the introduction
      get acquainted
      briefly, tell them who you are & why you’re here
      let the audience know how to connect with you
      this may be all they hear; it’s the most important
      frame the topic
      what are you talking about, again? & why?
      align content with conference theme
      outline the key points up front
      #do
    • 3. engage the audience
      truth
      virtual conference attendees are multi-tasking
      catch early or they will change channels / tune out
      zzz…. no one will tell you how boring it was
      values
      energize & interact (how?)
      understand the audience needs
      what are they expecting to learn?
      #do
    • 4. enhance the theme
      focus
      use the outline of key points to guide you
      develop a list of audience takeaways
      refer to the conference agenda & stay on track
      deliver
      digestible talking points
      links to additional information
      referrals to like-content in context
      #do
    • 5. tell the story
      maximize impact with narrative
      stories are persuasive, personal, memorable
      think social
      think emotional
      think customizable
      http://slideshare.net/lisacarlucci
      #do
    • 6. get to the point
      illustrate the facts with real-life examples
      keep it snappy: don’t ramble
      goodbye & good luck
      #do
    • do’s for virtual conferences
      know the conference
      make the introduction
      engage the audience
      enhance the theme
      tell the story
      get to the point
      #do
    • now…
      wait until the last minute
      assume someone will introduce you
      forget to make it a conversation
      go off on a tangent
      facts, data, data, facts, facts
      drift & drop
      #dont
    • the style of the virtual conference
      Lisa Carlucci Thomas
      @lisacarlucci
      ACRL 2011: “The Art of Presenting "