How can you secure speaking opportunities? What goes into a good presentation? If you are an academic / thought leader and recently wrote a book, how do you convert those 200 pages into a one-hour keynote?
Special guest Gini Dietrich delves into these questions on episode 34 of FIR on Higher Education. Along with being the mastermind of the popular PR blog called Spin Sucks and an author of two books, Gini is also a regular speaker.
Among what you will learn:
- how to handle negative comments / questions
- how to use slides effectively
- how to position a product or service in the course of a speaking engagement without coming across as an obnoxious salesperson
- best practice on preparing for your talk
This is an episode that you won’t want to miss and will want to revert back to when your different public speaking opportunities arise!
In our reports section, I highlight points made in a Harvard Business Review article by Ted Talks curator Chris Anderson on how to give a killer presentation, while technology correspondent Harry Hawk reviews the blogging feature that is part of Blackboard.
About Gini Dietrich
Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.