The 1-minute guide to good conference presentations

e-Moderation Station

I’ve attended a lot of conferences this year. During the past few months, I’ve been keeping notes on what makes some of these conference presentations so engaging (and others less so). Here’s a 1-minute guide to being a good conference presenter.

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Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

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Intranets2011 Conference in Sydney - 9 Speakers Announced

Michael Sampson - Currents

James announced the 9 speakers for the upcoming Intranets2011 conference in Sydney in May: Briget Lander, Telecom NZ. I'm really looking forward to hearing these sessions at the conference. Read more: More speakers announced for Intranets2011.

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. Scroll down for my take on what was new and hot at the 2017 conference. I left feeling centered, refreshed, and ready for the rest of the conference.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events


Over the last few years I have attended quite a few technical conferences and time and time again the main issue I keep bumping into is not having enough time to converse with fellow attendees to continue learning from one another. but also for the overall conference.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. Here’s the inside scoop on what happened at the IABC DC World Conference. If you like Canadians, this is your conference!

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Gotta Share! – The Ultimate Conference Event Experience


Worth while a read, specially, for those conference organisers that are starting to ramp up activities for the next upcoming conference season , which, in my case, it always seems to start in June (Don’t know why…). Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Reflections on the FH Joanneum (Graz) E Learning Conference, 2014

Jenny Connected

We are aware that the research we have been working on for the last 5 years or so is difficult to communicate clearly and we had to think very carefully about this for our recent keynote for the E Learning Conference at FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria , and German speaking audience.

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect


It was truly fascinating to see how mature the Social Business field has become over the years and how plenty of the customers I talked to last year around Adoption were this year’s keynote or breakout speakers sharing their story, their journey, on becoming socially integrated enterprises.

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Bringing Innovation to HR Strategy: Highlights of the 2013 SHRM Strategy Conference

Partnering Resources

We’re living in a VUCA world, said Dr. Tom Hogan at the 2013 SHRM Strategy conference. And, indeed, that was the talk of the conference. Each of the speakers I heard shared thoughts, models, tools, and stories about how companies can succeed in a VUCA world.

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Intranets 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

My friends at Step Two in Sydney are producing the seventh annual intranet conference in Australia : Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere, running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. Today we officially open for registrations, sharing details on the first of our international speakers. An international call for speakers uncovered wonderful speakers from around the globe.

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Predictable Success, Truth Telling, Dealmakers, and Ecosystems: Highlights from the Inc 5000 Conference

Partnering Resources

Inc 5000 was the highest energy conference I’ve ever attended. Besides meeting these amazing entrepreneurs, the other conference highlights were the keynote speakers.

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Tips for the online conference speaker

e-Moderation Station

Gone are the days when a synchronous online conference was a rare event. In the last two months, I’ve spoken at two online conferences, and these are my eighth or ninth online conference engagements of the past few years. Tips for online speakers: Tip 1: Keep it short.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences


I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences. Make it obvious where to access to resources from speakers.

Keynote Speakers for Intranets 2012 in Sydney - May 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Step Two announced the three keynote speakers for the Intranets 2012 conference in May 2012 : " William Amurgis (USA) is the director of internal communications at American Electric Power (AEP), a large electric utility serving 5.3 Conference Notes

Blog>> IKO Conference - Conference Guide

Green Chameleon

Here is the pdf version of the full Conference Guide provided to participants. The guide contains the complete agenda, the speaker profiles, the content of the case study outlines, and the knowledge organisation competency framework. It was a great conference, thanks to all the speakers and participants for their wonderful participation! ” “The conference has given me much insights to KO, for a newbie like myself. The conference will grow”

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


Collaboration Communities Conference Events elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 . Imagine one day you read this quote: ‘ The way we teach in our schools isn’t the way I think you create successful (and happy) adults, it’s the way you create the society we’ve had until now.’

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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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A Knowledge Management Conference that Actually Used KM Principles

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Like many organizations, the US Army holds a Knowledge Management Conference each year. And like most conferences there are three kinds of activities, 1) keynote speakers, 2) practitioners telling about their KM successes, and 3) long breaks for people to network.

Microsoft Ignite 2016 – New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

There was something like 1700 people there; the largest conference I have previously attended in New Zealand would have been in the 600-700 people range. Microsoft and the conference organiser team did a great job of making the logistics work – getting people between rooms and sessions.

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Microsoft Envision 2016 (April 4-6)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I may have missed the earlier announcements but Microsoft is running a conference for business leaders called Envision. Microsoft Envision is shaping up to be one of the most informative and influential conferences of the year. Conference Notes

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Using Open Space in traditional conference design

Chris Corrigan

I have used Open Space in almost every way conceivable and what Lisa Heft wrote on the OSLIST today about using it with traditional conferences strikes home. This is good wisdom, friends: My experience is that – if doing a mix of ‘traditional’ format conference and Open Space – the most ideal situation is traditional, (recreation day before or after that or after the whole conference) and then Open Space.

Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect


So over the course of the next few days, perhaps couple of weeks, and in between other blog entries here and there, I will be sharing plenty of those highlights pointing folks out to individual keynote and speaker sessions that I enjoyed quite a bit attending and learning from, but this time around with a slight difference. You know, if you set up the standard that you know how to make wi-fi work at large conferences, and you succeed big time!,

SharePoint Conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

For those of you in Australia and New Zealand, there are two SharePoint conferences in the first half of March 2011: - in Australia , on March 8-9. - I can't attend either this year due to other commitments, but I have very much enjoyed attending the New Zealand conference in 2009 and 2010. He's a great speaker on the business value of SharePoint.

Blog>> IKO Post Conference Newsletter

Green Chameleon

We have published a post-conference newsletter for our IKO Conference attendees, containing a handy set of links to all the conference videos and supporting materials, additional articles from our speakers, and a link to an online competency framework for you to use in self development planning

Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr


But, just in case you may not have, take a look into this particular article , where you will find all of the video recordings from all of the keynote speakers, or this other blog post , where you will be exposed to the video recordings of 40, out of the 65, speakers.

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Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was in Sydney for the fifth annual Intranets conference, hosted by Step Two. With pre-conference and post-conference activities added in, it was a full week! I felt that the delegates in all sessions were very interested in the details of how something was done, and paid intense attention to the speakers and details. With good coffee available throughout the conference (thanks Ken!), There was a really good vibe throughout the conference.

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SharePoint Congress 2016 – September 22 in Netherlands

Michael Sampson - Currents

This fifth edition of the yearly Dutch SharePoint conference will give best practices around governance, roadmap design and will give a vision on the future of SharePoint in organizations. In addition to the accumulation of knowledge, the network factor is clearly present at the conference.

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Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

That was a great conference!” Despite spending 5-6 days at a conference, often far from home, participants are rarely given the opportunity to meet and network. Effective meetings knowledge management conference connections conversations effective meetings Facilitation

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Green Chameleon » Origins Business Narrative Conference Update: Conference Blog is Live!

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Origins Business Narrative Conference Update: Conference Blog is Live! Just an update on my post of yesterday – the conference blog is now live, with posts from our speakers and friends of the conference. Recent posts Updates on Expertise Project and the Origins Business Narrative Conference Find the Pain, Fix It The Negative Archetypes of Gov 2.0

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two


(This is Part Two of the series … Part One can be found over here) And on that spirit of what the real impact of Social Computing is, we are going to move onwards on to the second keynote speaker session that I would want to share with you all and talk for a bit about it.

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Social Media Revolution 2011


Perhaps, a quick note to get things going, have a look into the Social Business Forum Slideshare channel , where you can find already a whole bunch of the slides used by the speakers (Here are mine , of which I will talk about shortly as well…).

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills


Douglas Jefferys spending a few minutes covering some of the Dos and Don’ts of delivering presentations successfully, whether at conference events, or with your customers. Even for seasoned speakers it would still be a rather helpful resource on improving their own skills in this area.

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe


Of course, I am talking about the Meaning 2012 conference event that took place in Brighton, UK, on October 1st and that three months later I am still remembering it as it were just yesterday. Something other conference events should mimic and learn from a great deal!

Once Upon a Time … the Power of Storytelling for Business


“, that I can certainly recommend everyone reading through it, specially, if you are a public speaker, and, more importantly, if you like storytelling with a business purpose. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights


conference event that took place last week in Boston. From my own perspective, there are plenty of different highlights that I can point out to people out there who may be interested in learning more about what happened during those four days the conference event lasted.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants


That would pretty much nail it, as far as I can see, for those couple keynote speaker sessions that kicked off the event to a great start! And, finally, the last one from the morning keynote speaker sessions. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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Rebooting the conference

e-Moderation Station

No plenary speakers. Sound like a conference? Rebooting the Conference was sponsored by the British Council Moscow, and focused on learning technologies and English language teaching. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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KM Australia 2015 – The Discovery and Re-Discovery of Knowledge, plus Six Workshop Opportunities

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are six post-conference workshops on offer, all of which look great: Workshop A: A Simple and Effective Approach to Developing Your KM Strategy and Implementing Framework (based on the Working Knowledge CSP Concept | Strategy |Practice (CSP) Model). Cirque Du Soleil – speaker to be confirmed. Conference NotesKM Australia is happening in Melbourne in a couple of weeks (August 4-6). The theme for this year is “The Discovery and Re-Discovery of Knowledge.”

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