The social web has gone a long way toward changing what it means to be in the audience at a speech – making an audience member less a passive spectator listening to a monologue, and more an active participant in a conversation among peers.
And nobody does that quite like Nancy White – except she doesn’t just rely on digital technology. She’s one of the best group facilitators in the business, working all over the world with everyone from small community groups to Fortune 500 companies. You can see her approach at work in the March of Dimes’ Share Your Story site, which several years on is still one of the examples we cite the most often of how online community can make a real different in people’s lives.
So who better to kick off Episode 1 of the Social Speech podcast?
A few links:
- Nancy White on Twitter
- Nancy’s company, Full Circle Associates
- Free tools for integrating PowerPoint and Twitter (for Windows) courtesy of Timo Elliott
- Timo’s Mac-friendly integration between Prezi and Twitter
- Alex’s case for recognizing online life as real, too: her Harvard Business Review blog post and her TEDx Victoria talk