You, in the back. Stop looking at me and start tweeting.

Jeff Hurt reports on a study that suggests tweeting during a class isn’t distracting – it actually increases engagement: Education Professor Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, conducted a study on Twitter as a new form of literacy. Her results showed that adults who tweet during a class and as part of the instruction: are more … Keep reading 

Social Speech Podcast, Episode 7: Chris Brogan

For several years now, Chris Brogan’s blog has been a must-read for anyone who wants to use social media productively. Add his thriving practice as a speaker, the fact that he co-founded PodCamp, and his New York Times bestseller Trust Agents (cowritten with Julien Smith) along with two other books (Google+ for Business: How Google’s Social Network Changes Everything and Social Media 101)…

and his now-legendary 2009 presentation at New Media Atlanta, where he brought an angry backchannel into the open and won it over…

…and you have a shoo-in for the social speech hall of fame — not to mention someone well worth listening to on the subject of social media and public speaking.

Especially because he’ll explain what you, as a speaker, can have in common with the Grateful Dead.

The links:


Social Speech Podcast, Episode 7: Chris Brogan

For several years now, Chris Brogan’s blog has been a must-read for anyone who wants to use social media productively. Add his thriving practice as a speaker, the fact that he co-founded PodCamp, and his New York Times bestseller Trust Agents (cowritten with Julien Smith) along with two other books (Google+ for Business: How Google’s Social Network Changes Everything and Social Media 101)…

and his now-legendary 2009 presentation at New Media Atlanta, where he brought an angry backchannel into the open and won it over…

…and you have a shoo-in for the social speech hall of fame — not to mention someone well worth listening to on the subject of social media and public speaking.

Especially because he’ll explain what you, as a speaker, can have in common with the Grateful Dead.

The links:


Social Speech Podcast, Episode 3: Maggie Fox

This episode: Social Media Group founder and CEO Maggie Fox

Only a few years ago, business – especially non-tech Fortune 500 business – was pretty skeptical about social media. One of the first people to break through that barrier was Maggie Fox, CEO of Social Media group. And she did it by creating solid strategies rooted in tangible business goals, breaking ground with companies like Ford.

Our conversation looks at everything from handling the backchannel to how you can stand out as a smallfrog presented in a big pond conference. And here are some links relating to our discussion:

Also from the podcast: I’m heading to San Francisco for NTEN‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference next week. And I’ll be speaking at Ignite NTC on the social speech. I’d love to see you there!