What to do when you’re losing your audience

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Here’s a graph showing the attention of university students during a 50 minute lecture – where the lecturer lost his audience (Reference: Hartley J and Davies I “Note...

The best presentations at SXSW 2010

SXSW is a mega conference/festival for geeks in Austin, Texas, United States. Mega means over 10,000 attendees. I came here to see what’s happening at the geek edge of presenting. To observe the interface between presentations and technology. But what has been...

How to handle a heckler

There’s a step by step process you can use to effectively handle a heckler. 1. Manage your own emotional state This is the first prerequisite to be able to handle a heckler with dignity. You can manage your emotional state by managing your thoughts. If you...