San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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"
- Scott Rosenberg, co-founder Salon, author Say Everything
- Beth Kanter, author The Networked Non-Profit
"(Un)Presenting was exactly what hot studio was looking for: practical guidance for getting and staying connected in the moment while speaking to a large group. Heather made it equally instructional and fun. A great team building experience! We've incorporated her approach into our work with partners and clients every day."
- Sarah Brooks, Director Social Innovation, Hot Studio
Past clients include many indepdant consultants, lawyers, teachers, designers professional speakers and participants from: Automattic, Dipity, Method, Salesforce, Get Satisfaction, Socialtext, Echotrust, XPlane, Microsoft, IBM, Tech Propulsion Labs, hot studio, Normative, IDEO, Freshbooks.
Web veteran, keynote speaker and comedian Heather Gold (NPR, SXSWi, Apple) is offering her highly successful UnPresenting workshop.
UnPresenting teaches Heather's unique interactive performance approach to a limited number of participants in a half-day, highly experiental 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 your strengths, emotion and story in a networked environment.
You'll learn the emotional mechanics that let you connect with your best storytelling and 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 transform your presentations into conversations. You'll learn how to lead the room with personal guidance from Heather. NO bullet points. NO slides. Just the greatness in you and the "audience."
Who should come
•founders, CEOs and people who speak often
•Anyone who gives presentations or runs meetings and wants to energize and engage everyone in the room
•Anyone inhibited by fears, memory issues or introversion when speaking publicly
Tickets are transferrable and non-refundable.
If your company is paying or reimbursing you then you'll need a company ticket. This may be the last UnPresenting with tiered pricing for independents.
More information and video at: unpresenting.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 focussed on you and everyone in the room.
Presenting superpowers and fun are provided. Lunch is not.
photo credit: Carlo De Marchis
When & Where
Comedian Heather Gold is best known for her unique ability to make a large performance an intimate conversation in which people get real in public. She's made over 50,000 cookies with audiences in her hit interactive show "I Look Like An Egg, but I Identify As A Cookie," named Best of the Bay. She's a web veteran, part the early web and webcasting at Apple, videoblogging and social media and many start ups. She holds degrees from Yale and Northwestern Law. Heather hosts and facilitates events and conversations and shares her insights on social dynamics and trains people in her unique and highly effective approach to helping people with presentation, facilitation and soft skills through popular keynotes and workshops at organizations like PagerDuty, Freshbooks, Automattic and O'Reilly's Fluent.
Heather's brought her singular art to places like NY's Dixon Place, Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Google, Finland's YLE Media and SXSW and BlogHer where she recently interviewed Tig Notaro. More virtually she's appeared in Wired, NPR, regularly on the CBC.
BoingBoing calls her "one of our favorite comedians."
"I'm inspired. That's the bottom line of it." - Peter Riering-Czekalla, IDEO and workshop participant
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