Why it's great
"Heather's a black belt in engaging audiences in a meaningful and authentic way."
- Jerry Michalski
"One of our favorite comedians."
- Matt Mullenweg, CEO Automattica (makers of WordPress)
- Beth Kanter, CEO Zoetica, author The Networked Non-Profit
Web veteran and comedian Heather Gold (npr, SXSWi, Apple) is coming to Australia to speak at Connecting Up, Google Australia and Gathering '11. She's been asked to offer her highly successful UnPresenting workshop.
UnPresenting teaches a unique interactive performance approach to a limited number of participants in a day-long, hands-on workshop. Why talk about the Internet in a way that's less interactive than the medium you're discussing? Gain a deep experiential understanding of emotion and story in a networked environment.
You'll learn the emotional mechanics that let you create quick intimacy. Go from talking TO a large group of people to talking WITH them. You already know how to have a great conversation with one person. Learn how to read the room and tranform your presentations into conversations. You'll prepare and lead a conversation with personal guidance from Heather. NO bullet points. NO slides. Just the greatness in you and the "audience."
Participants will structure and lead a conversation and receive critique and guidance from Heather. Registration is limited to 10 people.
Who should come
•Anyone who gives presentations or runs meetings and wants to energize and engage everyone in the room.
•Designers, UX people, toolmakers and entrepreneurs who want to learn how to create space for authentic connection between people.
•Community, social media and marketing people who start, host and continue to energize conversations.
Tickets are transferrable and non-refundable.
More information and questions: http://unpresenting.com or contact unpresenting [at] subvert.com. I am a big believer in the power of personal attention. That's why I'm being clear when it's limited. At UnPresenting mine is undivided and focused on your and everyone in the room.
Presenting superpowers and fun are provided. Lunch is not.
photo credit: Carlo De Marchis
When & Where
Heather Gold is an innovative artist, comic, speaker and talk show host best known for her ability to connect the room and create authentic, scaled conversation. She's a web veteran with geek cred from Apple's webcast pioneering team and the start up that birthed some of the iPod/iTunes experience.
Heather co-created and hosted the podcasts Morning Jew. And Tummelvision.tv where she shared her insights on tech, social engagement and authenticity. Heather's baked over 50,000 cookies in her interactive solo show Cookie was named the Best of the Bay and won Curve Magazine's national lesbian theatre award. Heather often appears in media like NPR, Wired and in keynotes at places like Google and Web 2.0. BoingBoing calls her "one of our favorite comedians."
"A set of wits equal to any major player on Comedy Central" - Austin Chronicle
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