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UnPresenting San Francisco: Giving talks that are more fun, require less preparation and leave your audience feeling awesome
Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
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
Heather Gold is an innovative artist, comic, speaker and talk show host best known for her ability to work the room. She's a web veteran with degrees from Yale and Northwestern Law and a background in business and creative start up work. Her geek cred includes a role in Apple's webcast pioneering team and the start-up that birthed some of the iPod/iTunes experience. She mixes up Net ideas and performance flow and DJs the people formerly known as the audience in her shows. Heather shares her insights on tech, social engagement and authenticity as the host of Tummelvision.tv and in popular keynotes at places like Google and Web 2.0. 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 TWIT.tv, at venues and colleges across the country and in popular keynotes at places like Google, Web 2.0 and YLE, Finland's BBC. BoingBoing calls her "one of our favorite comedians."
"A set of wits equal to any major player on Comedy Central" - Austin Chronicle
More information: heather gold