Ever have to build a 10 minute presentation? It’s more challenging than it sound. I know because I was invited to speak at a new social media conference in Dayton, Ohio called SMI Dayton (Social Media Interactive). I thought I would have 20 minutes at least. When I learned there would be six presenters, I thought ‘sheesh, this isn’t even worth it!’ And, then there were four. My presentation had to jive with the theme — creating engaging content, and it had to sync with the other presenters. Luckily for me, I got an advance look at the other presenters’ decks prior to writing mine. That was a bonus as I had never met the other presenters nor was there an advance meeting to brainstorm our topics.
1. Listen to the podcast! No really; as we are talking about building a 10-minute presentation, most of what you’ll need to know is right here in this episode.
2. Create a story. When you see my title in the deck below from SlideShare, you’ll understand why John Gregory Olson liked my theme. OK, I’ll just spill it already — “First Comes Love.”
3. Write in your head because most really good writers are always multi-tasking in their heads while in the shower, on a hike, working out, driving, etc.
4. Find your heart core from which your story and creativity emanate. I have to say, this podcast has really provided a depth to my thinking and creating engaging content. I hope that’s happening for you, too.
5. Listen to the podcast (LOL)
I do enjoy presenting what I know because I have a passion to teach. If I can impart some tips of my blood, sweat and tears along the way to ease the pain of someone on the path, that’s the goal. When you’re self taught, there are many tears along the way because of the frustration for learning and the rewards, too.
But, there are so many influencers to tap, and in the episodes below we share our favorites so you can listen in again.
Shout Out to My Social Media Panel And Friends
When you attend conferences, you get to network. Remember networking? It’s the traditional way of business. You meet, greet, press the flesh and then strike up a conversation. I feel the discomfort among everyone who has a bit of insecurity when approaching strangers. You know what? You’re all at the same conference for a reason! To network, learn, engage, and keep the relationship alive. (And, the last part is what we do poorly, for sure.) That said, I’d like to shout out to my panelists and my dear friend Jason Falls who I’ve invited to our podcast.
Jason was just invited to keynote in the Philippines! Oh, my, that is so #RockHot, and we need to ask him about that experience when he’s on the show.
In the picture above, you’ll see:
- Meagan Ewton, public relations coordinator, Rogers State University, Oklahoma
- Lorraine Ball, Round Peg, Indianapolis
- Susan Reynolds, Social Media and Design Manager, R&L Carriers, Wilmington, Ohio
Great to connect, network and find some new guest to be on the show, too!
A 10 Minute Presentation
Show Notes and Resources