"Heather's a black belt in engaging audiences in a meaningful and authentic way." - Jerry Michalski
"One of our favorite comedians." - boingboing.net
"I'm inspired. That's the bottom line of it."- Peter Riering-Czekalla, IDEO
"I had an amazing day. I couldn't have imagined this morning that I would feel the way I do now." - Adrian Chan, Social Interaction Design
By request, comedian Heather Gold (npr, SXSWi veteran, Apple) is offering her UnPresenting workshop onAugust 8th.
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?
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 transform your presentations into conversations.
This is a highly experiential and transformative workshop. Participants will structure and lead a conversation and receive critique and guidance from Heather. Registration is limited to 12 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.
Additional workshops can be arranged for non-profits/unemployed/bootstrapping entrepreneurs. To inquire, contact heather: subvert at subvert dot com.
More information and questions: http://unpresenting.com
Presenting superpowers and fun are provided. Lunch is not. We'll go somewhere together for lunch.
photo credit: duncan davidson
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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