Interested in having Lee speak at your event? ======== It's that time of year. Starting in May, I'll be out sharing lots of ideas, stories and tactics focused on the Art of Explanation. I hope to see you at one of these events this spring. STC Technical Communications Summit, May 5-8, Atlanta, GA My session will be on Monday the 6th from 3:30 to 4:30 on The Art of Explanation. Professional communicators explain ideas every day, but we rarely take a step back and think about the skill of... Continue Reading
Thanks to your votes, I was selected to speak at the SXSW Interactive Festival in 2013. I'll be speaking as a part of the Future 15s, which are 12 minute talks that focus on forward-looking ideas across a variety of topics. I'll be speaking about The Art (and Power!) of Explanation - an idea I believe has a lot of potential for the future (and now). The festival is March 8th-12th, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Thanks for helping to make this happen and congrats to all the speakers, a group I am... Continue Reading
It seems like a long way off, but South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is just around the corner (March 2009). At the moment, the public is voting on what speaking panels should be accepted for the event. When the voting finishes (August 29, 2008) the SXSW staff will consider the results of the voting when deciding what panels will be picked. I say all this because I hope you'll vote for our panel. :) Here are the details: Shift Happens: Moving from Words to Pictures Description:... Continue Reading
Updated: I've created a schedule of sessions and parties I plan to attend at SXSWi (maybe Sachi too!). You can see the schedule here. I suppose it's the time of year for directionally-based conferences. I'm heading up to Northern Voice in Vancouver this weekend and Sachi and I both will be heading south to Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive starting March 7th. I hope we'll be able to meet you at one of these conferences.
Speaking is hard, but I'm learning. Last night I ended a run of speaking that spanned 4 events, 2 different talks and wide variety of audiences over a couple of weeks. It's been a great chance to try out some of the things I've learned from the speaking coach and discover a lot of things that still need work. Energy, Energy I'm having a heard time sustaining energy in my talks. For the first half of my talks or so, I'm energized and show enthusiasm. However, towards the end, I seem to fade... Continue Reading