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The Backchannel: How Audiences Are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever

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Armed with laptops and smartphones, audiences today are no longer sitting quietly taking notes during live presentations. Instead, they re carving out a new space in the room called the backchannel, where people are online searching for resources, checking your facts, and connecting with others inside the room and out.
When audiences are happy, the backchannel vastly exten
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by New Riders Publishing
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Meryl Evans
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Presenters -- especially those speaking to a crowd with their phones and laptops out -- need to be prepared for backchannel talking. In other words, people will use Twitter and other online sites to share their thoughts about your presentation.
Ian Griffin
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: speechwriting
Effective public speaking is a challenge for many executives. They must prepare interesting content, overcome stage fright and deliver a speech that will hold the audience's attention. As if that wasn't difficult enough, they are increasingly likely to find themselves looking out at a sea of faces illuminated by the glow of laptops and PDAs. Social media is invading the auditorium, and rather than tuning out while a speech is delivered, people are turning on laptops and cell phones to send out t ...more
Paul Signorelli
Cliff Atkinson's "The Backchannel" is a guide every bit as appealing and potentially influential in the world of backchannel learning as his "Beyond Bullet Points" remains for onsite-online presentations. The book entices us into the subject immediately through a chapter carrying the title "Why Are You Calling Me a #@*% on Twitter?" and helps us see how a tweeter with a large following (nearly 15,000 people as I’m writing this) and a well-known presenter clashed quite publicly when the presenter ...more
Devaki Murch
Jan 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
must have for SM brains...great obvious insight. timely. Kenji, get on it...must read pre-ORshow-- or I can do a download for you
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