Last week I was invited to give a presentation at Online Information 2011 on behalf of Brian Kelly, who had submitted a paper titled: “Open Content and Open Events: Professional Development in an Amplified World” but was unfortunately unable to give the associated presentation himself. However, he was able to co-present the talk with me via two pre-recorded videos, thus amplifying himself across time and space.
In my part of the presentation, I discussed the benefits of amplified events, where I feel they sit on the events spectrum, the best practices that have emerged over the last few years and outlined how the audience could get involved. We also played a quick game of Twitter Buzzword Bingo, which was won by @LISResearch.
As an example of how easy it can be to amplify a talk informally (and entirely for free), here is a selection of resources to help the talk reach future audiences…
First up is a home-spun video recording of my talk, which was recorded on a flip cam with very minimal post-production editing to account from the poor image quality that results from recording a projected video from a distance.
Also available on Vimeo.
And here are my slides…
Also available on Slideshare.
There is also a record of what the audience had to say whilst I was talking on Storify.
Many thanks to all those who helped to amplify this presentation, particularly the session’s Twitter moderator @bethanar, and top tweeters @LISResearch and @ianwooler. Thanks also to Brian Kelly for giving me the opportunity to make this presentation, and for co-presenting with me from afar.