The Sweettt Podcast – Episode 6 – The Best Way to Share Knowledge

2 thoughts on “The Sweettt Podcast – Episode 6 – The Best Way to Share Knowledge”

  1. Great episode. Nice length. I enjoyed it on my train ride this morning.

    I picked up a great presentation technique from Jessica Lipnack at the Enterprise 2.0 conference. She was the moderator of the panel on What Blogging Brings to Business. Jessica starts her presentations by asking the audience to introduce themselves. Immediately, you have engaged the audience.

    I have being using this for my presentations and love doing it. I ask the audience to say their name, their company and why they are here. (being there for the doughnuts or lunch is an acceptable answer.)

    Luis – you were in the audience for Blogging panel at E 2.0. How did you, as audience member, like that audience introduction technique?

    [I tried leaving this comment on the Sweettt.com site, but it thinks this is a spam comment and denied me posting ability.]

  2. (Cross comment from The Sweettt Show) Doug, I wil go ahead and share my thoughts over here trying to answer your comment above and also on my own blog post, over at http://elsua.net. I will probably paste the answer there as well, in case, other folks may be following it as well.

    To start off, stay tuned for an upcoming episode of the podcast, because both Matt & myself have been talking extensively about your question and brought it into the show and share our experiences on how we felt about it. As a teaser I will share my two cents of some of the stuff I mentioned …

    I think Jessica’s approach towards hosting that panel session like she did was *fantastic!* Unique on its own! And, like you said, the best option to engage the audience right away! Just fascinating, as one of the folks from the audience who wasn’t expecting such an intro of the panel. Immediate consequence, we were all there! Engaging in the conversations and waiting for an opportunity to participate! Just brilliant!

    I must say though, not sure how other audiences would have reacted. Most bloggers are pretty open and extrovert types, so I can imagine they would be jumping in without a single issue. However, other folks may not have been that open, specially in front of total strangers. In a way, we were also strangers and everything, but I noticed how a bunch of people from the audience, and the panelists, were already “connected” to some of the bloggers, so that helps. I wonder what the scenario would have been like in a room with strangers and asking them chime in and speak up. Perhaps for the next one.

    Also, another thing I really enjoyed was the fact it was a relatively small group, so you had a chance to get to meet those folks and find out more from them. I am not so sure the format would have worked out with a larger audience, more than anything, because of lack of time. I bet that if this approach would have been taking place with larger audiences it would have had a completely different take.

    But again, for a smaller group, like the one we had, or even smaller, it is a brilliant approach towards conducting a superb panel session and I would certainly be looking forward to more of those in their due time… Perhaps even one with you doing the show! 🙂

    Again, stay tuned for that upcoming episode, because you will find it, I am sure, rather entertaining…

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