Tag Archives: speaking

Experts in the trenches should be conference speakers

Take a look at the speaker line-up for almost any tourism conference. How many of them are working staff members at a Tourist Board, CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) or other destination marketing organization, and how many of the people … Continue reading

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An overlooked social network: SlideShare

For research into a topic, plus ideas and examples that can improve your own presentation visuals, it’s hard to beat SlideShare. When a speaker says, “Give me your business card and I’ll send you my slides” after a presentation, I … Continue reading

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Does social media make sense for…? How to answer that for any industry

I hear this a lot: “My organization/association/industry doesn’t really use social media, but maybe we should. Can you come speak to our group about it?” When I hear that, it’s akin to waving a red cape in front of a … Continue reading

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Heading to Malaysia for the International Tourism Bloggers Conference

I’m honored and excited to announce that I’ve been asked to speak at the MITBCA (Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards) event, May 8-9, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. Since the other speakers include the┬áHon. YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng … Continue reading

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Tweeting during presentations: yes, I’m MORE than fine with it

As both a speaker and enthusiastic attendee at lots of conferences, I’m getting tired of the squawking I sometimes hear about people “not paying attention because they’re tweeting.” ┬áSpeaker Tom Martin has some good thoughts about it in his post … Continue reading

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