FOWD: An unconventional way to present a concept

I’ve never consciously thought during a presentation “I want to speak like that person.” But such was the case with Litmus‘ Paul Farnell’s presentation on unconventional ways to promote your site.

What was more unconventional was his “every guy” conversational style of presenting. He didn’t need to be abrasive or over-the-top to engage the audience. Just a straightforward, evenly paced, well-articulated and even humble presentation of a concept. What a concept!

Don’t get me wrong–the content was great as well. Everything from the use of satellite sites to building communities by building a culture of trust was highly relevant and insightful.

I will definitely use the info. But this guy is my presentation hero.

Yet another reason to buy the Conference-in-a-Box: to study what made him so effective. Trading my southern U.S. dialect for his British accent? That’s going to be the hard part. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “FOWD: An unconventional way to present a concept”

  1. Wow. I’m not sure what to say except “thank you”. I’m really glad you enjoyed the presentation both for the content and the delivery. Thanks for the kind words, it really means a lot.

    I hope you are having a fantastic trip to London!

  2. @Neil
    Thanks for sharing the video. There actually are parallels in how the subject matter was broken down and paced. Paul was keyed a bit lower, and the British accent sets a different tone, so to speak. I really do think simplicity (and therefore, true understanding) will rule the day as more folks get over their addiction to bullet points.

  3. @Paul
    It has been a fantastic trip indeed. Thanks for being a part of it!

    As anyone who knows me would tell you, I don’t go around handing out compliments to just anyone. Would love to hear your presenting secrets if there are any; If you’re just that brilliant naturally, I’ll have to dispatch you.

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