I’m sure you’ve read the horror stories that some speakers have faced as an audience turns on them in Twitter.
I’ve even participated in some of those backchannels where the audience challenged a speaker for more current information, less boring PPTs or corrections of misstated facts. (I’ve also participated in backchannels, where the conversation and tweets were very robust, fueled by a speaker’s great presentation.)
Presenting with Twitter can be challenging. Olivia Mitchell has written a fantastic free eBook “How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels” to help your speakers avoid the fate. You should download a copy now!
I had the privilege of reviewing an early copy and think it is a must-read for all meetings and event professionals, and speakers as well. As I wrote in an email to Olivia:
[It is a] “Fantastic eBook! Outstanding information and well worth the read.”
Download your copy, read and enjoy! And, stop by her blog, Speaking About Presenting, for other great tips for your speakers.