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
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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