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Twitter – The Presenter’s New Best Bud – Part 11 – Real Friends Help You Be Better


Do you have a friend who is willing to tell you the truth, even when it’s something you don’t want to hear – but you know it’s something you need to hear?  My husband Rich is like that.  One of the things I love best about my husband is his ability to be direct.  It doesn’t mean I always love hearing those pieces and parts where I’m not perfect.  But it saves me a lot of heartache later when I do.  Well Twitter can be that best bud for you in the audience.  It could be the source where you find out what’s working and what’s not working with your presentation.


What Do the Tweets Say?

What are your tweets saying about your presentation?  It could be any number of things.  The tweets will tell you what resonates with your audience.  The tweets will tell you if what you thought you were saying is what your audience members are taking away.  And if you’re not connecting with the audience, the tweets will tell you that too.

Think about it.  Through the tweets you’re seeing into the mind of your audience while you’re speaking – how cool is that!!

Take the time after your twitter enhanced presentation to review the tweets and see if you’re connecting the points the way you’d hoped in your presentation.  If you are, great!  If not, now you know and you can work on it.

Continue Your Twitter Interaction Journey


There are two excellent resources available that will help you continue to learn the ins and outs of using Twitter as an audience interaction tool.

Olivia Mitchell has written a fabulous e-book that she offers for free on her website.  The e-book is called How to Present with Twitter (and other Backchannels)Download the e-book here.

Cliff Atkinson’s book The Backchannel is another terrific resource for incorporating Twitter into your presentations.  You can find out more information about Cliff’s book here.  The book is available through Amazon as well.

What Do YOU Have to Say?


Now it’s your turn.  What cool things have you learned about the experience of using Twitter for audience interactions?  Please share in the comments below.  Include links to your blogs or articles as applicable.  Let’s all learn together!