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  1. Deborah Smith
    October 19, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

    Great post Deirdre, You can’t expect to be perfect when public speaking. I think it is far more important to be able to get your audience engaged. I usually allow Q & A’s throughout my presentations. I like the give and take and think it keeps the audience awake and in sync. If something I’m going over at that moment isn’t clear, it is far easier to address it at that moment then go back in my opinion.

  2. MagsMac
    October 19, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    Wow great post Deirdre! I think it’s great that you are able to evaluate the feedback you receive when public speaking rather than just writing it off… And that you used your blog to examine some of the issues discussed in Q&A (the the frustrated influencer for example) further. As someone who was a part of planning SchipulCon, I really appreciate that you as a speaker got as much out of it as the conference attendees did and I love that you have kept the conversation going.

    Again. Thank you so much for coming! It was wonderful meeting you!


  3. Deirdre
    October 20, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

    Hi Maggie, thank you!! There was so much more that I could have written about SchipulCon 09, the caliber of questions from the audience and how we as speakers can move forward and make our presentations even better 🙂 I really did get a lot out of your conference. The conversations about SchipulCon will continue because the discussions, connections and meaningful information warrant being shared. Great job.

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