This was my first time presenting at CASE and Tamsen certainly set me up for success. Presenting has always been somewhat of a high for me and this was no exception. Presenting can be nerve-wracking; and it can be a whole lot of fun. Going in to every presentation I do, I try to promise myself three things: 1) Be relaxed; 2) Understand that I won't hit every point I prepare; and 3) Try to interject some humor. Now, not everyone will get every joke you make as that is typicallly the case for me, but it at least keeps you making yourself laugh. That is my #1 rule for not only every presentation, but every day. :)
Our presentation can be found on Slideshare. I am actually not a client of Tamsen's or Sametz, but it's amazing how similar our approaches and philosophy on digital media are despite being new acquaintances. At the end of the day, there are variety of organizational structures, policies and strategies that can work, but they've developed a method that will help determine how social media will work in any organization.
When it comes to any space within social media, I feel that you need to be a consumer first. Your plan has three simple steps.
- Learn - Learn your way around the space and discover how other users are utilizing the platform.
- Interact - Now that you have a sense of the space, use it more frequently and understand its intricacies. Communicate and be a part of the conversation.
- Engage - Now that you've built relationships and have become knowledgeable of the space, share content and conversation that will engage your new connections.