It was a great presentation, but not because the content was especially new to me, although it was very good. Some of the slides were difficult to see, but that wasn’t important because one of the speakers – Paul Harrison, MD at Carve was truly engaging.
— Gail Twist (@gailtwist) September 26, 2013
The guy is a whirlwind and seems to think at 100 miles an hour, but he was there to tell a story, not solely to sell a product or tell people what he and his company had done. He was there to express how important it is for businesses should embrace social media and make it as normal to employees as using Outlook or even the office scanner.
The way in which he told the story was fantastic – he looked at everyone and everything apart from the slides – well he did look at the slides – but they just set the agenda. He swore. He obviously didn’t have a script (or need one). His presenting style oozed enthusiasm, knowledge and genuine passion for his field of expertise – social business.
— George Archer (@olsoweir) September 26, 2013
Why talk about something to people if you don’t have this level of passion for a subject? Not everyone is such a natural communicator, granted, but there are ways to express personal enthusiasm for any given subject – there must be.