After “An Open Letter to Conference Organizers“, Scott Berkun published a very interesting “Open Letter To Speakers“. If you are a speaker at any public event, I’d suggest you to read it:
Your mistakes on stage are your own fault. You are a performer. Good performers don’t blame their tools. If your laptop flakes out, or your movie won’t play, you are responsible. If you have special needs, let the organizers know early and ask for a rehearsal. If you can’t get one, simplify. If at the rehearsal the tech guy is on drugs, or the organizer seems overwhelmed, simplify. It’s your show and you will be judged regardless of where you point fingers. Practice and prepare accordingly. Have a simple 5/10 minute fallback version of your talk you can do even if the there’s no electricity.
You can find the entire letter on Scott’s blog. You can also follow Scott on Twitter and I strongly suggest to read his books. Enjoy!
Few days ago i presented an Ignite Talk in Rome called “Symbolic Violence and Social Media“.
Here my deck of slides, the guys at IgniteItalia.org are publishing the video of presentation soon.
The Ignite event was part of the Global Ignite Week and it was awesome. Thanks to all the attendends and to Nicola Mattina for the perfect organization.
SpeakerWiki is a very nice wiki about public speakers.
If you attended one of my presentations, please review my profile 🙂
Don’t be shy and let me know how i can improve my skills! Your opinion is very important to me.
Visit SpeakerWiki and drop a line.
This is one of the most awesome Ignite talk i’ve ever seen. Great Job Tom!
I just discovered, watching this video, that there will be an Ignite Session at LeWeb10. I will apply for that, i hope to step on stage. I’d be very honored.
Questo video è stato realizzato in occasione del ToscanaLab di Luglio. Grazie a IgniteItalia per la pubblicazione.
Nicola Mattina spiega l’origine e la differenza tra Barcamp, Ignite ed Elevator Pitch durante il ToscanaLAB il mese scorso.
Vi invito a guardare i video e voglio ringraziare Nicola per le gentili parole nei miei confronti mentre spiega il progetto IgniteItalia.org. Buona visione!