Life can be rather dull at times, and certainly rather too serious as we strive to create content that ‘resonates’ with our audience. So here is a brief story about how I included a story in a presentation for an online conference. I took a risk and did something unexpected and I made people smile. I also attracted their attention, and got them interested in Podcasting.
On 18th May 2017 I was an invited speaker at the International Online Virtual Assistants Conference. I had been invited to speak about Podcasting to the audience of Virtual Assistants. I started planning my presentation ‘Podcasting: 7 Things To Nail Before You Hit Record.’ I had an hour’s slot to fill.
Planning My Presentation About Podcasting
When I was designing and planning my presentation I wanted to make it fun and engaging. We hear about the importance of ‘story telling’ so much thesedays, and of having the confidence to just be ourselves. I also like the creative aspect of creating a presentation – planning the content, the words, the graphics and the layout. I am quite a creative soul at heart!
So I laid out my presentation about podcasting. I highlighted the essential foundations of podcasting. I talked about how important it is to follow a system and have a solid strategy in place before starting to talk into a microphone! And whilst I was doing it I felt the need to include a story at the start. I wanted to quickly highlight the problems that occur when those foundations and strategy are not properly considered before starting.
The Podcast Related Story Emerged From My Brain
I found a series of suitable graphics which illustrated the story beautifully. They also complemented the overall look and feel of the presentation I had already created. I think I can very honestly say that the audience were absolutely not expecting how I started my presentation on podcasting.
I Won’t Spoil The Surprise For You.
You’ll be glad to know that NO frogs were harmed in the making of this video. :-)