Speaking: Title Slides + Twitter = You WinPosted: March 8, 2013 | Author: Hilary Mason | Filed under: speaking | Tags: slides, speaking, title, twitter | 2 Comments »
Your title slide should focus on the title of the talk. It should also include your name and affiliation, your logo if you have a cute one, possibly your blog or e-mail address if you want people to get in touch, and your twitter handle.
Here’s one of mine:
I usually mention that the beginning of the talk that if people have questions they can tweet them at me. This isn’t just because Twitter is a great way to get questions from people too shy to speak up (or who don’t get an opportunity). Here’s the hack: letting people know that you’ll be reading everything they say about your talk on Twitter makes them more likely to say nice things.
Further, in a multi-track conference, people who weren’t actually in your talk (or were there but not paying a lot of attention) will judge your talk based on what people on Twitter say about it. Get a few good tweets, and you’ve created the wide perception that you’ve given a good talk.
Of course, it helps to actually give a good talk. More on that soon.
This article is part of my series of speaking hacks for introverts and nerds. Read about the motivation here.