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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
    Lisa Carlucci Thomas
    @lisacarlucci
    ACRL 2011: “The Art of Presenting”
  • 2. 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
  • 3. #vcstyle
    #vcstyle #do
    #vcstyle #dont
    #acrl2011
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6.
  • 7. 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
  • 8.
  • 9. 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
  • 10.
  • 11. 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
  • 12.
  • 13. 5. tell the story
    maximize impact with narrative
    stories are persuasive, personal, memorable
    think social
    think emotional
    think customizable
    http://slideshare.net/lisacarlucci
    #do
  • 14.
  • 15. 6. get to the point
    illustrate the facts with real-life examples
    keep it snappy: don’t ramble
    goodbye & good luck
    #do
  • 16.
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. the style of the virtual conference
    Lisa Carlucci Thomas
    @lisacarlucci
    ACRL 2011: “The Art of Presenting "