By Jennifer Bohmbach on Apr 19, 2007
I gave a presentation today to MN Women in Communications about Blogging, Podcasts and RSS. That was the topic the organization wanted covered and since I present with Linda and Lou about blogging internally at Sun, this seemed like a great opportunity to get out there and evangelize blogs outside the company.
It was really a fun presentation. I was lucky enough to have the perfect audience size so it could be a conversation (in case you were wondering, it was about 40 people sitting around tables). This is really important. When Linda, Lou and I present our internal talk, we always try to encourage conversation. (that's why our group blog is called Conversations Squared or C2) Sometimes the group is too big which is a bummer because it works best when it's more interactive.
The audience was great and they really participated in the conversation and that made it even better for everyone.
The audience was also more of an audience that was really considering blogs and podcasting for usage in their business. Only one member of the audience was currently blogging, so I found it to be a really fun opportunity as I'm passionate about this topic and the people there really seemed engaged.
I've embedded the Slides into the post below ala SlideShare. (Sidenote: Slideshare is a really neat site, essentially YouTube for presentations and more, that was created by one of the people from the information archtitecture community.)
I like talking about this and bringing people in that are not currently involved is even more exciting. I hope I inspired at least one person to use blogging for business because it's a great opportunity and I believe it is the future. As they say in Cluetrain, 'conversations are happening, might as well be in them....'