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How do you get the speakers ready for your conference? The intro

How many presenters do you stop listening to some 30 seconds after they start talking, certain that you won’t be missing out on anything important? On the other hand, when was the last conference where you sat without moving a muscle, soaking in the words of the speaker, your phone or tablet not lighting up every 10 seconds or so? And when did this happen with the majority of talks at an event you attended?blog_bored

What if you’re the organizer – can you get your speakers ready, whether you’ve got two months, two weeks or two days to prepare them?

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the People vs. the Audience

There is no audience.

No, really. It may seem convenient to call the group of individuals in front of you an “audience”, but they are, first and foremost, people.

I stress this seemingly obvious fact because there’s a tendency to see the audience as anything but human: Continue reading