Interaction leader Cyriel Kortleven posted a SlideShare offering 21 tips on enhancing engagement at your event
. The advice is great, but I was left to wonder why, precisely, he did this. I’m a proponent of Creative Commons and sharing ideas and offering free intellectual property, but you still don’t often find people offering up real value at no cost. So I took my singular question to Kortleven for some insight, and to share his presentation with our audience.
The reason why I created this SlideShare (and have a personal mission to stimulate more interaction in large groups): A lot of people ask me how to get an inspired, engaged and awake audience at your conference. Most conference organizers invest a lot of time and money in having a great venue, lovely food and drinks and splendid keynotes to satisfy the participants as best as they can. What they often forget, though, is to make sure that the audience can engage in a safe and open climate. In my role as Master of Interaction, I focus on the energy of the participants to create a great atmosphere that makes a difference between an ordinary event and an amazing event.
In other words, you want your audience to experience:
That’s why I created this SlideShare, and I’m happy to share it with the world!
- Freedom of expression
- An open atmosphere, allowing people to interact easily and freely with each other
- A boost of creativity and inspiration, breaking old patterns that are no longer useful and functional
- A real connection with the theme, not only by receiving information but also by sharing information