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The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
The Style of the Virtual Conference
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The Style of the Virtual Conference

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

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

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

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