Presentation and Authenticity: Al Gore at the Web 2.0 Summit

I normally do not cross-post from one blog to another. However this one may well be of interest to readers of this blog. In its original context on my other blog Expressive Plus, the post focusses on presentation skills. Here, it highlights one of the side-effects of the proliferation of social media … the growing awareness and caution by those in the public eye to their increasing visibility.

 

The conversation evolved from an initial video post ‘Al Gore Talks About TV’ made by Cathy Brooks, head of business development at Seesmic. Cathy is based in San Francisco, and was at the Web 2.0 Summit at which Al Gore presented late last week. I joined the conversation and sent back a comment on the former Presidential candidate’s solid grasp of the use of Web 2.0 digital technologies and social networking applications. Cathy’s (clip 3) in response to me contained some surprising observations on Mr Gore’s presentation skills during the Summit. They raise a few key considerations for anyone who gets up before an audience to make a presentation.Presentation and Authenticity: Al Gore at the Web 2.0 Summit, Nov 2008

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Author: Kate Wilson

Actor, director, teacher, dabbler with paint, serial traveller.